Sociology of Poverty

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SOC 460
Waity, Jill



Founded by the Annenberg Public Policy Center to help fact check claims in articles, speeches, debates, news, etc.

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A project of the St. Petersburg (FL) Times, this website grades articles, speeches, etc. on a "Truth-O-Meter."

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Pew Research Center

The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan "fact tank" that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world.  It does not take positions on policy issues.  Its work is carried out by these seven projects:  The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, Project for Excellence in Journalism, Pew Internet & American Life Project, The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, Pew Hispanic Center, Pew Global Attitudes Project, Social & Demographic Trends.

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Public Agenda

This non-partisan website helps citizens to understand crtiical policy issues and helps leaders understand the public's point of view.

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Policy Archive

This digital library of public policy research is a joint effort of the Center for Governmental Studies and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

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Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government

Resouce provides information on public policy isssues, e.g. government finance, healthcare, education, employment, and social services.

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Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program

The International Relations Program at the University of Pennsylvania hosts this site. Here you will find an annual survey of the best think tanks (on various criteria) and a growing database of think tanks.

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Datasets, Maps, and Imagery

Federal website providing data sets generated by the Executive Branch.

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ICPSR (Inter University Consortium for Political and Social Research)

ICPSR maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction, including a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminology, criminal justice, social work, sociology, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.

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CQ Researcher

The CQ Researcher explores a single "hot" issue in the news in depth each week.

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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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Public Affairs Information Services (PAIS)

The Public Affairs Information Services database provides information on business, public and international affairs, public and social policies and international relations. PAIS includes publications from over 120 countries throughout the world.

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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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Government Resources

Randall Library is a partial depository of the US Depository Library System, receiving over 70% of documents issued through the system. Since 1990, each item has been added to the library catalog. For earlier documents, please ask for assistance. You can search some of the finding aids listed below to get the SuDoc call number, but we are happy to help you determine if we have the item. Interlibrary Loan can be used to request documents we do not have. 

More and more documents are "born digital." We have links to electronic versions in our catalog, but you may also find them through a Google search.


Contains more than 1,200 law and law-related periodicals. Coverage is from the first issue published for all periodicals and goes through the most-currently published issues allowed based on contracts with publishers. Retrieve articles by citation, browse, or search across nearly 50 million pages of content. HeinOnline also contains many useful resources for criminology, and public and international affairs, such as the Congressional Record Bound volumes in entirety, complete coverage of the U.S.

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As the U.S. government's official web portal, makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the web. also serves as the catalyst for a growing electronic government.

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Merged resource for information on federal award, including those awarding, seeking, and managing awards.

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North Carolina Official Website

Website providing information and resources for living, working, learning, and exploring the state. Also includes information about state government, organizations, and jobs.

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Bladen County

Official website for Bladen County.

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Brunswick County

Official website for Brunswick County. Provides information on public records, upcoming events, and county departments.

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Columbus County

Official website for Columbus County.

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Duplin County

Official website for Duplin County.

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Onslow County

Website provides important information about the community, property tax, jobs, local government and more for Onslow County.

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Sampson County

Official website for Sampson County.

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ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States

The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.

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Explore Census Data

Searchable database of digital content from the U.S. Census Bureau. Provides information related to the population, economy, and other subjects surveyed by the Census.

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States Perform

The Council of State Governments provides this tool to compare the performance of state on measures such as economics, public safety, energy and the environment, transportation, health, education, etc.

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Bureau of Justice Statistics

Governmental source for criminal justice information and statistics. Data topics include corrections, courts, Native American justice statistics, law enforcement, and victims.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics

Resource for labor market activity, working conditions, price changes, and productivity statistics in the United States. Agency historically has used data collection to inform public and private economic practices and policies.

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National Center for Health Statistics (CDC)

Provides US public health statistics including diseases, pregnancies, births, aging, and mortality. Public use data files are available for download.

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National Center for Education Statistics

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) collects, analyzes, and makes available data related to education in the U.S. and other nations.

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Agricultural Statistics

Annual agricultural statistics publication related to information on various crops, livestock, dairy, poultry, forestry, fertilizers and pesticides, and conservation.

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Log Into North Carolina (LINC) is an interactive data retrieval service containing historical information for over 900 data items and a variety of geographic areas within the state. Topics include population, labor force, education, transportation, revenue, agriculture, vital statistics, energy and utilities, and other topics for a variety of geographic areas within the state.

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Statista aggregates statistical information on over 60,000 topics from more than 18,000 sources, including market research institutes, trade organizations, scientific journals, government databases, and many other private and public resources.  

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