Poverty Studies

Below are some potential resources that you can use for your research for this class. Please don't hesitate to email me if you are struggling to find sources - I'd be happy to help.

Semester and Year: 
Fall 2020
Course number: 
SOC 260
Waity, Jill

Newspapers and Magazines

These are some databases that contain newspaper and magazine articles for finding your specific examples (in addition to what you may just be able to find online through Google or Google News.

US Newsstream

Provides access to recent premium U.S. news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format. Includes titles such as Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and co-exclusive access (with Factiva) to The Wall Street Journal. US Newsstream also offers one of the largest collections of local and regional newspapers, and is cross-searchable on the ProQuest platform. Part of ProQuest Central.

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A search engine for current U.S.-based newspapers.
North Carolina News Sources

North Carolina News Sources is a collection of more than 190 media sources from across the state,  including the Wilmington Star News, the Charlotte Observer, and the Raleigh News & Observer.

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A search engine for North Carolina news sources.
Access World News

Access World News is a comprehensive resource that includes a variety of news publications worldwide. These sources include major national and international newspapers, as well as local and regional titles as well as newswires, blogs, web-only content, videos, journals, magazines, transcripts and more. Access World News is updated daily.

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A search engine for news around the world.
Star News

Coverage of the Wilmington Morning Star from 1868-1994, the Wilmington Star from 1949-1975, and the Star News from 1994-present. 

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Wilmington's newspaper of record.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

You can use these databases to find peer-reviewed journal articles on your group's topic. I've labeled them by discipline in the description, so the ones you might want to focus on may depend on the group you're in (while some might be useful for all of you). 

Sociological Abstracts

Citations to sociology journals and dissertations covering sociological topics in fields such as anthropology, criminology, economics, education, medicine, community development, communication studies, philosophy, demography, gerontology, political science, religion, and social psychology.

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Standard database for sociology research.

Developed by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), PubMed is the most comprehensive biomedical research database, and a key resource used by scientists. Please see the PubMed Overview Sheet for Quick Tours.

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Good database for public health research.
ABI/INFORM Collection

The business research database features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals such as the Economist, country-and industry-focused reports, and downloadable data. Its international coverage gives researchers a complete picture of companies and business trends around the world. Comparable to EBSCOhost Business Source Complete.

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Database for business and economics research.

Archive of selected scholarly journals in anthropology, art, art history, communication studies, criminology, ecology, economics, education, English, film studies, foreign languages and literatures, geography, geology, history, mathematics, music, philosophy, political science, public and international affairs, religion, social work, sociology, statistics, theatre, and other humanities and social sciences.

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Good for historical research.
Social Services Abstracts

This database provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services and related areas, including social welfare, social policy and community development. The database abstracts and indexes thousands of serials publications and includes abstracts of journal articles and dissertations and citations to book reviews.

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Database for social work, human services, and community development research.

Government Resources

The government produces a huge amount of information on all sorts of topics. A few potentially useful places to find this material are below. 

The federal government's search engine that allows you to search for information across agencies.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Resources

Information from the USDA on food and nutrition.

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U.S. Health and Human Services Research

Reports and statistics on various topics under the purview of the U.S. Health and Human Services Agency.

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