Social Sciences Virtual Library
Listings of social science resources including scholarly societies, resources by subject and directories.
Research Sources in the Social Science
This site contains links, proprietary information, and searches for all types of researchers and seekers of information, particularly those in the social sciences including sociology, political science, psychology, social work and demography and population.
SOCIAL WORK WEB SITES
American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work (ABE)
American Geriatrics Society
American Mental Health Counselors Association
American Psychological Association
Association of Oncology Social Work
Association of Social Work Boards
Clinical Social Work Federation
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)- Pennsylvania Chapter
National Mental Health Association
National Association for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL)
This database can be accessed from the “electronic databases” link located on the library's web page. This database is quite useful for researching and retrieving topics about social work and related subjects. The information retrieved is in abstract form.
EbscoHOST Databases – Academic Search Premier
This multi-disciplinary database provides full-text and abstract retrieval for many articles about social work practices and subjects.
EbscoHOST Databases - Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
This database also offers full-text retrieval for social work articles.
National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information
This site provide federal statistics and resources on assessment and therapy regarding child abuse. The site is sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services.
The purpose of this site is to provide high quality health information containing research studies, full-text drug information, and information grouped by topic or subject. This site also contains a medical dictionary, a medial encyclopedia, and health news. Important and common topics of social work can be found here.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
This site and department falls under the jurisdiction of the Department of Health and Human Services. Topics that are covered on this site are children and families, homelessness, substance abuse, criminal & juvenile justice, and geriatrics.
United States Department of Health and Human Services
This site is the most comprehensive site for social programs and social work on a federal level. Families, children, aging, specific populations and resource locators, are detailed on this site. Statistics and links to other federal resources such as MedlinePlus provide data and other valuable information for social workers and students of social work.
Department of Public Welfare- Pennsylvania
This site details the various state agencies that are devoted to social work issues such as welfare of children, mental retardation, medical assistance, and issues involving women and families.
Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Mental Health/Mental Retardation Program
This site details the specific programs available for those affected with mental health and mental retardation disabilities. Programs that require the local need for social workers and those in the social work field are listed here.
Internet Mental Health
This directory to many topics important in social work contains links to a newsletter, a discussion board, periodicals and many internet links. The internet links are arranged by subject from anxiety to substance-related disorders.
Mental Health Net
The goal of this site was to find, gather and present resources exclusively for mental health workers. The site now seeks out research that has widespread applications for those in the mental health professions. Tools and tests are also listed on this site.
MeL: Social Sciences, Social Issues and Social Services
This site is funded by the state of Michigan through the University of Michigan . The site is set up simply with topics that can be easily accessed. Each topic contains websites related to the subject that is accessed. Links are governmental and non-profit.
Social Work Café
This site provides information to the social work student on graduate school, professional organizations, and even chatting functions to discuss social work topics.
SOCIAL WORK TOPICS
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
This site provides information, statistics and resources about sexual violence and related abuses. Reports can be accessed and libraries can be searched for materials using the library database provided on this site.
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
This organization provides resources and acts as a referral service on a national scale to assist individuals and forward the need for legislation and aid for domestic violence.
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence
This state group refers people to appropriate assistance and resources that are focused within Pennsylvania . Resources include legal referral and links to the national organization.
Center for Drug Information and Research
This site is part of the Food & Drug Administration. The site provides information on illegal and OTC drugs. Clinical trials, reports and publications can also be found on this site.
National Clearinghouse for Drug and Alcohol Information
This site is sponsored by the US Department of Health and Human Services provides statistics, research and articles about all aspects of drugs and alocohl.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
This comprehensive site from the federal government provides information on mental health diseases. Information is provided for related issues such as homelessness, criminal justice, and children and families as they relate to substance abuse and mental health.
Anxiety Disorders Association of America
This national, non-profit organization provides a wealth of information for anxiety disorders. Information about clinical trial and other scientific research can be found on this site. Other resources such as statistics and periodicals can be accessed for free.
Anxiety Panic Internet Resource
This is a gateway for anxiety and anxiety related message boards and listserves.
National Anxiety Foundation
This organization's web content is maintained by medical doctors. This site provides information about different anxieties and provides a directory to assist in finding professional treatment for anxiety disorders.
CHILDREN AND YOUTH
Administration for Children and Families
This site is part of the US Department of Health and Human Services. This site provides information about child welfare and families. Services for families, tatistics and research is provided on this site.
Internet Resource for Special Children
This site provides information for all facets of the lives of special children and their families including equipment, law, and rehabilitation. This site is provides links to state and national sites.
National Center for Children in Poverty
This site is from Columbia University . It provides data and resources for reporting on poverty for children and families at both a national and state level.
This site is part of the National Institute of Mental Health. This site is essentially an online brochure to detail and define depression and its various related diseases.
This site is a clearinghouse for information about depression and bi-polar disorders. This site provides links with articles, books and other websites to answer topical questions related to each subject.
Depression Information and Treatment
This site provides information for professionals, consumers and students. Depression, related diseases, and treatment options are discussed.
Medline Plus: Eating Disorders
This link is from the National Library of Medicine. This comprehensive site provides information on diagnosis, treatment, clinical trials, and referral networks. All age groups are covered on this site.
National Association of Anorexia and Associated Disorders
Provides information for both professionals and non-professionals. This site also provides referral sources.
National Eating Disorders Association
A very user friendly site devoted to publicizing eating disorders.
This association provides information on all aspects of Alzheimer's disease from prevention to therapy to clinical trials.
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
This site provides both education and resources for reseaching this disease.
Online Resources in Aging
This site is the home of the Gerontological Society of America. An extensive list of resources is provided for all aspects of aging.
This site is aimed at the professional in the field of mental health. Discussion topics are available for users to access for knowledge and dialog. Seminars and resources of use to the professional are available on this site as well.
Mental Health InfoSource
This commercial site provides links to professional newspapers and discussion boards. An extensive subject links list provides in depth resources for all aspects of mental health.
Mental Health Matters
This site is aimed at mental health professionals, students and consumers. The information found on this site varies by target audience. For professionals there are discussion boards to search for and obtain practical information. For students, information is provided to supplement theoretical and conceptual training. For consumers, information is provided for all aspects of mental health, and is delivered in a succinct and easy to read format.
Medline Plus- Drug Information
This site run by the National Library of Medicine provides comprehensive and unbiased information on all drug including those used to treat mental health diseases.
Pharmaceutical Information on the Internet
Details all aspects of pharmacology. Information on drugs, drug companies, and drug conferences can be found here. Drug therapy as it relates to psychology and psychiatry is also detailed.
United States Food & Drug Administration
The national governmental regulatory agency that covers prescription drugs and regulates other types of drugs (i.e. OTC and alternative drug therapies). This site is a good place to start for finding out about new drugs for a particular mental illness.
Institute for Research on Poverty
This site was created by the United States Office of Economic Opportunity and is located at the University of Wisconsin . The site displays research for the causes and effects of poverty in the United States . The site is non-partisan and non-profit.
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
This report is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control. Information is national, regional and state level in scope and is gathered from state health departments.
Research Resources for the Social Sciences
An online resource from a book of the same title by Craig McKie details how to obtain statistics and research for all disciplines of the social sciences.
The New Social Worker Online
This online magazine provides a place for social workers to discuss current and practical issues in the field. There are links to the magazine, book reviews and a links page.
This site provides job and seminar information for social workers.
Social Work Examination Services
This site provides information on social work licensure by state. The site also contains various social work links.
Provides book excerpts, interviews and links to information about all kinds of women's issues .
Institute for Women's Policy Research
This institute works with the women studies' graduate program at George Washington University . The purpose of the organization is to inform and foster debate about women's issues and their families.
National Organization for Women
This site provides information and news about this organization and issues that pertain to women in general.