Topical Index

(Note: These sites are recommended, but go outside the control and maintenance of IWU.)


General Sociology

red arrow American FactFinder (United States Census Bureau) – Access survey data for American communities, economic and housing statistics, population estimates, and other government information. Includes data sets for all 50 US states and Puerto Rico.
red arrow Data Shelf: Data and Statistics from provides information on a wide variety of topics, ranging from business and economics to travel, transportation, and recreation. The portal also includes links to data on the environment, health and nutrition, jobs and education, and other social science areas.
red arrow General Social Survey (GSS) collects longitudinal demographic and survey research on Americans’ attitudes, behaviors, and special interests. Research began in 1972 and continues to the present day.
red arrow Public Agenda is a nonpartisan “think tank” that publishes information and advocates for more effective and efficient government and makes policy statements on a number of social issues such as climate change, health care, government spending, and education. The site’s Library offers research reports, position papers, and other documents on K-12 and Higher Education, jobs and the economy, immigration, and other concerns.
red arrow The SocioLog: Julian Derkes’ Comprehensive Guide to Sociology On-Line offers links to general and specific research areas; national and international sociology associations; a wide-ranging list of electronic English language journals; and North American sociology departments offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs.
red arrow UC San Diego Sociology Research Guide – Includes links to sociology encyclopedias and dictionaries, news resources, government information, data and statistics, and more.
red arrow University of Tennessee Anthropology LibGuide - Links to Folklore Resources and Reference Resources may be of special interest to students.
red arrow University of Tennessee Sociology LibGuide – Internet resources for Sociology
red arrow Urban Institute – One of the United States’ premier research and public policy organizations, the institute promotes independent studies on health, welfare, and taxation policies; family and community concerns; and economic trends. The institute’s Simulation Models and Data Tools and Latest Research web pages provide real-world study tools and freely available data-driven research.
red arrow World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR) contains over 17,000 open access documents related to economic, global, and national development. OKR resources include World Bank Annual Reports, World Bank Independent Evaluation Studies, journal articles, working papers, country opinion surveys, and other research.
red arrow World Bank World Development Indicators compiles national, regional, and worldwide estimates of economic development indicators and related data. Updated annually.
red arrow Yale University Library Sociology Research Guide offers links to core resources for sociology students, statistics and data sets, ways to organize research, and more.

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Criminal Justice

red arrow American Society of Criminology Critical Criminology Division - Provides links to resources on criminology from the ASCCCD.
red arrow Bureau of Justice Statistics is a storehouse of statistical information that includes the National Crime Victimization Survey, a Prisoner Recidivism Analysis Tool, and related data for US Federal and Native American law enforcement concerns. The site’s Publications and Products page provides data, press releases, and reports on Corrections, court systems, crime, law enforcement, and victims.
red arrow Community Resources for Justice blends information on community-wide programs, criminal justice research and policy recommendations, and social justice efforts. The Crime and Justice Institute’s Jail Population Policy Impact Tool and Trainings & Assessments may be of interest to students.
red arrow Criminal Justice Resources at the American Bar Association website include quarterly summaries of cases decided by federal circuit courts; an annual review of Supreme Court decisions; racial justice resources; ways to limit or eliminate global corruption; jury selection; and more.
red arrow Criminal Justice Resources from the NAACP include a Racial Profiling Curriculum and resources and information on civil rights. The site also includes a digital toolkit and reports focusing on education, re-entry into society, wrongful convictions, and immigration. Students may wish to review the site’s recommendations for law enforcement standards and meeting with local law enforcement personnel.
red arrow Florida State University College of Criminology & Criminal Justice Internet resources on criminology from the Florida State University. The Research tab includes citation information for recent faculty research in a variety of areas related to Criminal Justice.
red arrow Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies is a student-edited, peer-reviewed, international interdisciplinary journal published by the Indian University Maurer School of Law. The journal focuses on the intersections between global law and other social sciences. An online archive includes full text articles starting with Volume 10, Issue 1 and running through Volume 20, Issue 2.
red arrow Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA) lists a number of helpful weblinks to federal and state justice agencies, statistics sites, national organizations, and research programs.
red arrow Michigan State University’s MSU Libraries Criminal Justice Resources guide offers information on finding articles, books, e-books, theories, multimedia, statistics, and other helps. The site includes links to video lectures; documentary and feature films and film clips; primary sources; and trustworthy web sites.
red arrow National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD)’s Data Resource Guides cover a number of topics ranging from Capital Punishment and Law Enforcement Administration to the Survey of Inmates in State and Federal Corrections Facilities and Violence Against Women. The site’s Publications page includes an extensive list of published and unpublished criminal justice literature.
red arrow National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Announcements, Publications, Funding and Online Resources related to crime, policing, and law enforcement. The site includes specific links for information related to crime prevention, drugs, and juvenile justice among its many topics.
red arrow National Institute of Justice collects information and provides training, data, and research in a variety of areas. Students may want to review specific information on forensics, standards and testing, technology and tools, and victims and victimization. The institute’s Data Resources Program, Topical Publication Collections and the NIJ Journal offer recent, data-driven research and public policy recommendations.
red arrow Office on Violence Against Women (US Department of Justice) provides information and statistics on Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, and Stalking. The Resources page includes links to Civil Legal Aid resources and the National Sex Offender Registry.
red arrow Pew Research Center Publications on Criminal Justice provide evidence-based research and policy positions going back to 2006. Survey results, fact sheets, and information on corrections systems, immigration, and hate crimes can be found as well.
red arrow Redwood Highway from the Sonoma State University Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies is an “inside source” for public opinion and public analysis on topics of crime, including a voting guide on major crime issues. Site links to information about Terrorism; Holocaust & Genocide; Corporate Crime; Scholarly Journals; Media & Crime; and Teaching Resources may interest students as well.
red arrow Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics from the University at Albany School of Criminal Justice brings together data about all aspects of criminal justice in the United States presented in over 600 tables from more than 100 sources. Statistics originate from the Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. The site also includes recent trends and updates, newsworthy criminal justice stories, and American’s opinions on current criminal justice issues.

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Cultural Anthropology

red arrow American Anthropological Association Anthropology Resources on the Internet links to information sources for archaeology; biological/physical anthropology; ethnography; online journals and libraries; museums and organizations; and extensive visual anthropology multimedia collections.
red arrow Columbia University’s Cultural Anthropology Resources offers a wealth of information on finding research sources, understanding research methodology, archival collections, conference proceedings, and other helps.
red arrow The Library of Congress Teachers’ Resources on Anthropology lists a number of useful websites, along with short summaries of each site’s content.
red arrow University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences’ Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology (BARA) conducts field research and publishes on culture resources, development, and the environment. The Publications page contains links to information produced by the Bureau of Ethnic Research (BER) and its work with Arizona’s native people groups and broader investigations of border concerns, poverty, and immigration.
red arrow University of Illinois Resources in Anthropology includes suggestions for locating articles and background information, conducting research, and collects trusted websites for anthropology students.
red arrow University of Oxford Institute of Social & Cultural Anthropology includes specialized research in African and Amazonian Anthropology; Material Anthropology and Museum Ethnography; Medical and Ecological Anthropology; and Visual Anthropology. Students may wish to explore the Publications area for recent book and journal publications, as well as podcasts.

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Journals Online

red arrow American Journal of Sociology - table of contents only. Full text available through IWU in SocINDEX 1990 to present (Embargo: 1 year) online index.
red arrow Canadian Journal of Sociology - table of contents and abstracting only. Full text available through IWU in SocINDEX 1975 to present
red arrow Cultural Anthropology - Table of contents only. Full text available through IWU in SocINDEX 2008 to present
red arrow Postmodern Culture - Full text.
red arrow Sociological Forum - Table of contents and abstracts only. Full text available through IWU in Wiley Online Library 2007 to present
red arrow Sociological Research Online - Table of contents and abstracts only.
red arrow The Socjournal - Full text.

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Marriage & Family

red arrow All About Families newsletter - Articles on marriage and family from a Biblical perspective.
red arrow Family Facts from the Heritage Foundation provides data, commentary, and policy recommendations on marriage and family issues. Additional topics include Community Involvement; Crime & Violence; Economic Well-Being; Education; Health; Religious Practice; and Sex and Childbearing.
red arrow Family Life, a ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ, offers resources and support for pre-married couples, those newly married, and families with children. Additional resources for blended families, the Christian faith, and Christian perspective on marriage are provided as well.
red arrow Focus on the Family - Homepage for Focus on the Family.
red arrow Marriage and Family: Data and Attitudes from Pew Research Social & Demographic Trends
red arrow Marriage and Family Processes - Links and research information on the family.
red arrow National Center for Family & Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University conducts research on family structure and personal, group, and societal health and well-being. The site includes original data collections; data sets and accompanying research; family profiles; topical resources; working papers; and other materials.
red arrow National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families website includes research and statistics, current news and trends, and access to research-based courses and tutorials. Courses include communication; conflict management; financial management; parenting; and healthy relationship education skills.
red arrow Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation of the Administration for Children & Families provides a digital portfolio of research on parenting, relationship stability, father’s involvement with their children, and related topics.
red arrow Public Agenda Online – evidence-based research reports on Children and the Family. Includes links to reports on K-12 and Higher Education, Environmental Issues, Efficient Government, Religion and Society, and other social issues.
red arrow Publications Using Data from the National Survey of Families and Households - A partial bibliography of publications using the NSFH data.
red arrow University of Central Florida Marriage and Family Research Institute sponsors original research and provides education related to child, family, and marriage issues.

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Professional Organizations

red arrow Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
red arrow American Academy of Forensic Sciences
red arrow American Anthropological Association
red arrow American Case Management Association
red arrow American Society of Criminology
red arrow American Society for Industrial Security International
red arrow American Sociological Association
red arrow Association of Social Work Boards
red arrow Canadian Association of Social Workers
red arrow Council on Social Work Education
red arrow International Association of Schools of Social Work
red arrow International Association of Women Police
red arrow International Sociological Association
red arrow National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice
red arrow National Association of Social Workers
red arrow National Organization for Victim Assistance
red arrow North American Association of Christians in Social Work
red arrow Society for Applied Anthropology
red arrow Society for Applied Sociology
red arrow Society for Social Work and Research

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Social Issues

red arrow ReliefWeb - Current, comprehensive information on unfolding humanitarian crises worldwide.
red arrow Hollywood Jesus - Visual movie reviews, with explorations into the deeper more profound meaning behind film, music and pop culture.
red arrow International Committee of the Red Cross
red arrow InterAction: American Council for Voluntary International Action
red arrow Open Doors with Brother Andrew

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Social Work

red arrow Cleveland State University’s Social Work Research Guide provides research assistance, information on articles, books, and electronic and media sources. Students may want to explore information on child welfare, social policy, statistics, and the site’s licensing and exam review tools.
red arrow Measurement Instrument Database for the Social Sciences (MIDSS) is an online collection of different research questionnaires, methods, studies, and surveys used in Social Science research.
red arrow Organizing Your Social Sciences Research Paper This guide from the University of Southern California Libraries helps students write research papers from topic selection through final editing and proofreading. Sections on the Literature Review, Methodology, Results, and Discussion and Conclusion are provided as well. The Guide also includes guidance on writing field reports, policy memos, research proposals, annotated bibliographies, and giving oral presentations.
red arrow Research Methods Knowledge Base is an online introductory textbook for social science research methods. Students may use the site to learn about sampling and survey methods, research design, creating a social science research paper, and related research techniques.
red arrow Social Work Module from the University of Washington gives an overview of Social Work history and practice, training and certification information, a sample case study (including background, assessment, intervention, and referrals), and resources available to Social Workers in the field.
red arrow Social Work Policy Institute Research web page includes reports and working papers related to evidence-based practice, health and nursing care, case loads, homelessness, child trauma, and other current issues affecting social workers and their clients.
red arrow Washington University (St. Louis) Social Work Research Guide provides links to evidence-based resources; articles, books, and multimedia; social policy; and more. The Free Datasets page may be of special interest.
red arrow Valparaiso University Social Work Resources offers recommended websites, links to episodes of “The Social Work Podcast,” and other academic resources for social work students.

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