SOC102 Contemporary Social Problems
Villa Maria College Library
The complete list of databases available can be found on our website.
Off-campus access to most online databases requires a username and password. Drop by the library to get this information.
Full text viewpoint articles, journal/magazine/news articles, statistics, image/video/audio files and primary source materials related to various current controversial topics.
- Gender Studies Collection
- Opposing Viewpoints in Context
- Pop Culture
- Religion and Philosophy Collection
- War and Terrorism Collection
- World Religions Online
Search for Books, eBooks, Print Journals and DVDs
Books in the standard collection may be borrowed for three weeks. Books placed on reserve by your professor will have a shorter loan period. Books not available from the library can be borrowed through AcademicSHARE or Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Contact the library for help. To find items held by Villa and other libraries, try WorldCat.
Don't forget your Villa Maria College ID card to check out books!
Polls and Surveys
Official data from the most recent and past surveys, including the American Community survey data, economic statistics and geographic/map products. Also check out the American FactFinder and Quick Factsfor summary profiles.
Global statistics on social indicators concerning population, health, housing, education and work.
One of the leading archives of social science data, specializing in public opinion surveys. Check out the Topics at a Glance section.
Find global population handbooks, serials and reference publications alongside data banalysis tools for understanding and communicating population and health trends.
The Vault includes past and current polls with analysis and commentary.
Check out this professional organization's website for current research, journals, publications and other news.
Remember that when looking for websites, blogs and other open-web resources, that you must pay special attention to evaluating that resource. Remember the CRAAP test we talked about in class.