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Articles, images, and video in all major areas of science and technology. Includes digitized print materials such as McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology and Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography.
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs
Offers a compilation of current and historical statistics and their analysis of addictive substances.
American Men & Women of Science: A Biographical Directory of Today's Leaders in Physical, Biological, and Related Sciences
Contains biographical information on over 135,000 living scientists of note.
Discusses the moral and social issues dealing with the rights of animals.
Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography
Offers biographies of mathematicians and natural scientists from all countries and from all historical periods.
Crime, Prisons, and Jails
Examines the social issues involved in criminal activity, crime prevention and the treatment of offenders and in the United States.
Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior
Explores the social, medical, legal and political issues related to substance abuse, and examines developments in the field of addiction studies.
Encyclopedia of Race and Racism
Offers a historic overview of racism and explores its social, economic and political consequences.
Genetics and Genetic Engineering
Examines the ethics of biotechnology and the controversial issues surrounding genetic engineering.
Growing Up: Issues Affecting America’s Youth
Explores issues such as gangs, teen sexuality and juvenile delinquency.
Immigration and Illegal Aliens: Burdens or Blessing?
Addresses the controversy arising from our historical acceptance of immigrants from diverse cultures.
International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences
Offers a wide-ranging exploration of such global topics as censorship, foreign aid, health care systems, terrorism, sexual violence, aging, political correctness and white collar crime.
Points of View Reference Center
Contains full-text essays representing opposing viewpoints on important social and medical issues. Use this resource as a guide to debate, develop arguments, and write position papers.
Science Reference Center
Full-text of articles from science magazines, encyclopedias, reference books, and other sources. Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology, and wildlife.
Social Welfare: Fighting Poverty and Homelessness
Offers statistics and discussions of the current status of poverty and homelessness in the United States and current government policy for dealing with them.
Student Resources in Context
Aimed at middle school and high school students, this source has information on many topics including history, literature, science and social studies from articles and reference books.
Water: No Longer Taken for Granted
Examines the threatened drinking water supply, ground water pollution, conservation of the wetlands and optimization of the ocean’s resources.
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Encyclopedia of Psychology
Lots of links, a good place to begin your research.
Includes a mega search engine and many useful links.
Psychology WWW Virtual Library
A portal to the entire academic field of psychology.
All links have been evaluated.
Pro and Con
Points of View Reference Center
Contains essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. Get an overview, point and counterpoint on topics such as cloning, immigration, separation of church and state, stem cell research, and more.
Multnomah Public Library Homework Help
Offers unbiased discussions of 39 controversial issues.