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Topics in Social Welfare

General Sites
Concise Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral ScienceAccessible to University at Albany users only

Fulltext general encyclopedia for pscyhology and behavioral sciences.

Information for Practice: News & New Scholarship from around the World

Human services news, fulltext reports and documents and reference to important new articles.

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Children, Youth, and Families
International Encyclopedia of Marriage & FamilyAccessible to University at Albany users only

Fulltext encyclopedia on marriage and the family.

Child DevelopmentAccessible to University at Albany users only

Fulltext encyclopedia on child development.

Administration for Children and Families (U.S.)

This site has press releases, facts sheets, an overview of the agency, programs, organizational structure, etc. It can be searched by program/office or topic.

Child Abuse Prevention Network

Resources for professionals in the field of child abuse and neglect.

Child Support Homepage (U.S.)

From the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (Department of Health and Human Services), this site offers facts, federal and state policy documents, links to state sites, and a newsletter.

Child Welfare League of America

Child Welfare League of America advocates policy and programs for improving child welfare. This site outlines their efforts and publications and includes information on recent federal and state policy on child welfare.

Children Now

Children Now is a non-partisan independent voice for children which takes positions on child policy and provides information, research, action alerts, publications, links, etc.

Children's Defense Fund

An advocacy organization for children, particularly poor, minority and disabled, the Children's Defense Fund's goal is to educate the nation on the needs of children. Included are Children in the States, data on children and many links to other advocacy organizations.

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Formerly the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse & Neglect Information and the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse, Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to information and resources about child abuse and neglect and other child welfare issues.

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Evidence-Based Practice
Center Watch

"The information source for the clinical trials industry."

National institute of Mental Health

Mental health information including publications, research and funding, clinical trials, health information for clients.

Research in Practice for Adults

Knowledge bank and research links for evidence-based social service practice for adults.

Campbell Collaboration

"The Campbell Collaboration is an independent, international, non-profit organization that aims to help people make well-informed decisions about the effects of interventions in the social, behavioral and educational arenas." The Collaboration's Social Welfare web site features information on social welfare research, studies, and links to other evidence-based practice social welfare sites.

U.S. Cochrane Center

The Cochrane Center is an international organization that "produces and disseminates systematic reviews of healthcare interventions and promotes the search for evidence in the form of clinical trials and other studies of interventions." The Center's web site features links to evidence-based healthcare resources and a searchable library of abstracts of the Center's systematic reviews.

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Gerontology

See Internet Resources on the Gerontology Subject Page.

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Health
Department of Health (New York State)

Includes a directory of services, vital records information, information for consumers and health professionals, health care data, and public health forum.

Health Finder

Information on specific health topics, including mental heatlh, to share with clients.

National Institutes of Health (U.S.)

A gateway to funding opportunities, science resources, institutes and offices of NIH and information about the NIH.

National Library of Medicine (U.S.)

Information on hot topics in medicine, research programs, publications, and grants as well as free access to NLM's many databases--MEDLINE, AIDSLINE, AIDSDRUGS, AIDSTRIALS, BIOETHICSLINE, ChemID, DIRLINE, HealthSTAR, HISTLINE, HSRPROJ, OLDMEDLINE, POPLINE, SDILINE, SPACELINE and TOXLINE.

Medicare Rights Center

The Medicare Rights Center provides information and assistance to members of the public who have Medicare. The site provides clear, easy to read information about the Medicare system. The Center offers a web-based educational tool, Medicare Interactive , comprised of four tutorials including the Medicare Interactive Counselor, which is an "interactive Medicare Counseling system, complete with case examples, frequently asked questions and links to subject-specific web sites."

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International Social Work and Human Rights
Africa Policy Home Page

Access to public policy information on Africa. Sections include current news, topics, issues, and area index.

Amnesty International

Amnesty International provides news and reports on human rights abuses worldwide.

Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch offers news, reports and commentary on human rights abuses all over the world.

International Lesbian and Gay Association

ILGA is a "world-wide federation of national and local groups dedicated to achieving equal rights for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered people everywhere." The site includes country reports, campaigns and news.

Latin and Caribbean Studies -- Human Rights (University at Albany Libraries Website)

Web links for human rights in Latin America and the Caribbean.

National and International Social Work Associations

From the Council on Social Work Education, a list of national and international associations for social work. Choose "Links" to bring up the list.

Organization of American States

Under "OAS Structure" note the links for Inter-American Children's Institute and Inter-American Commission of Women.

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Text of treaties, documents, and statements of the High Commissioner as well as the program, events and fulltext of publications.

Women's Human Rights Resources

From the Bora Laskin Law Library at the University of Toronto, this site has the text of articles and documents on various topics concerned with women's rights. Topics include reproductive rights, slavery and trafficking, prostitution, girl child, violence against women, etc. Extensive annotated links to other web sites.

Additional Resources for International Social Work

European Union

Website of the European Economic Community, including individual governments and the European Economic and Social Committee website.

Countries of the World (University at Albany Libraries Website)

Facts on countries worldwide.

Official Site Locator for the United Nations System of Organizations

Alphabetical index to all United Nations web resources.

Foreign Government Resources on the Web (University of Michigan)

Access to websites from governments worldwide.

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Mental Health and Therapy
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Includes Facts for Families, policy statements, information on research and funding, training, etc.

Internet Mental Health

52 of the most common mental disorders are described as well as 67 of the most common psychiatric drugs. Also fulltext articles and information on diagnosis.

National Mental Health Information Center

From the National Center for Mental Health Services, the Information Center (formerly the Knowledge Exchange Network) is "a one-stop, national clearinghouse for free information about mental health, including publications, references, and referrals to local and national resources and organizations."

National Institute of Mental Health (U.S.)

NIMH lists upcoming meetings/events and funding opportunities, as well as offers "literature alert," research fact sheets, fulltext of research reports, etc.

Psych Web

Psych Web links to sites on psychology for both the public and professionals. Topical areas include behavior, continuing education, disorders, personality, publications, tests, etc.

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Social Policy
Children Now

Children Now is a non-partisan independent voice for children which takes positions on child policy and provides information, research, action alerts, publications,links, etc.

Children's Defense Fund

An advocacy organization for children, particularly poor, minority and disabled, the Children's Defense Fund's goal is to educate the nation on the needs of children. Included are Children in the States, data on children and many links to other advocacy organizations.

Electronic Policy Network

Discussion of welfare and family policy, education policy, health policy, economic policy, etc.

Handsnet: Linking the Human Services Community Online

Includes public policy alerts on U.S. social policy and other information of value to the human services community.

Public Policy Office (American Psychological Association)

The APA office which advocates for psychologists with Congressional and Executive branch agencies.

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Substance Abuse
Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive BehaviorAccessible to University at Albany users only

Fulltext encyclopedia on substance abuse.

Drug Reform Coordination Network

Drug Reform Coordination Network is dedicated to the reform of the nation's drug laws and policies.

National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (U.S.)

NIAAA publications, press releases, research, programs, conferences, etc. Also includes the Alcohol and Alcohol Problems Science Database, with over 100,000 records on alcohol abuse and alcoholism.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (U.S.)

Information on drugs and abuse, publications, meeting dates, news releases, funding, etc.

National Substance Abuse Web Index

"An extensive listing covering 300 of the most authoritative public interest and U.S. Government sites on the Internet, organized into 67 categories" about substance abuse.

PREVLINE (National Clearinghouse on Alcohol and Drug Information)

PREVLINE allows multi-web site search of several federal, state and private organizations concerned with substance abuse.

Project Cork Institute

Project Cork disseminates information on substance abuse. Its site includes a database of more than 13,000 articles and books on substance abuse.

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator (U.S.)

Searchable directory of US substance abuse treatment programs from SAMHSA ( Substance Abuse & Mental Health Administration.)

Web of Addictions

"Web of Addictions is dedicated to providing accurate information about alcohol and other addictions."

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Tests and Measurements
(Oscar and Luella) Buros Center for Testing

Test Reviews Online indexes information from Buros testing products including Mental Measurements Yearbook and Tests in Print (both available in print at University at Albany Libraries). Also included are reviews available for purchase.

Testing and Assessment: FAQ/Finding Information about Psychological Tests

Information from the American Psychological Association on locating tests, finding information about tests, purchasing tests, proper use of tests, etc.

Testlink

Educational Testing Service test collection offers more than 20,000 educational and psychological tests and measurements. Select "Database Search" and then "Catalog" to find test information and purchase instructions. Some tests can be downloaded from the site; others must be ordered.

Tests and Measures in the Social Sciences

A listing of over 10,000 measures published in 97 books.

SDSU (San Diego State University) Test Finder

An index to tests included in books and journal articles.

University at Albany, School of Education, Test Library.

School of Education (Division of Educational Psychology and Methodology) Test Library is located in Education B-11. This website lists tests, books, hours for the library, etc.

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Databases

University at Albany Libraries subscribe to a selection of bibliographic databases via the Internet. These include indexes and abstracts and fulltext databases. Go to databases in social welfare and related fields. (Select "key resources" for a list of 10 core databases for social welfare.) Go to a complete list of databases subscribed to by the University at Albany Libraries. In addition, the following databases are available free on Internet sites:
AgeInfo

AgeInfo contains a searchable database of 38,000 books, articles and reports on social gerontology. There is also information on 4000 relevant organizations and a calendar of events.

National Library of Medicine

Free access to NLM's many databases--MEDLINE, AIDSLINE, AIDSDRUGS, AIDSTRIALS, BIOETHICSLINE, ChemID, DIRLINE, HealthSTAR, HISTLINE, HSRPROJ, OLDMEDLINE, POPLINE, SDILINE, SPACELINE and TOXLINE.

Alcohol and Alcohol Problems Science Database

This is an interdisciplinary, searchable database of 100,000 records on alcohol abuse and alcoholism. Records cover the late 1960's to the present.

Child Abuse and Neglect Clearinghouse Databases

This includes three databases: a searchable documents database of 25,000 articles, reports, book chapters and books on child abuse and neglect and child welfare issues, a database of organizations, and a prevention programs database.

CRISP (Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects)

This is a database of "federally funded biomedical research projects conducted at universities, hospitals, and other research institutions." Coverage is 1972 to present.

PREVLINE (National Clearinghouse on Alcohol and Drug Information)

PREVLINE allows multi-web site search of several federal, state and private organizations concerned with substance abuse.

Project Cork Institute database

A database of more than 13,000 articles and books on alcohol, drug, and substance abuse.

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Electronic Journals and Newsletters

This is a list of free electronic journals. The University at Albany Libraries subscribe to thousands of other journals in print and electronic formats. For access to all journals to which the University Libraries' subscribe, consult the MINERVA University Libraries Catalog.

Non-profit organizations sometimes offer their publications free on their web sites. For social welfare organizations, go to Professional Associations

The Advocate's Forum

Published by social work students from the University of Chicago with the purpose of "fostering a valuable exchange among social work students and professionals in the field."

Aging News

Newsletter of the State of New York Office for the Aging

Alcohol Alerts

Newsletter of the U.S. National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Alcohol Research and Health

Research articles from the U.S. National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Child Support Report

Newsletter of the U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Support Enforcement.

Child Welfare Review

Articles on topics related to child welfare, including child abuse, adoption, foster care, welfare reform, poverty,etc.

Critical Social Work

A journal which "offers the opportunity for constructive dialogue in the interest of achieving social justice."

Current Research in Social Psychology

CRISP is an "electronic journal covering all aspects of social psychology." From the University of Iowa.

Family Economics and Nutrition Review

A journal from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Future of Children

A journal who mission is to "translate research into better policy and practice for children."

Health and Health Care in Schools

Articles on health programming policy in schools, from the School of Public Health and Health Services, George Washington University.

Journal of Technology in Counseling

Journal on "the infusion of technology in the teaching and practice of counseling."

The National Psychologist

A newsletter for mental health practitioners.

Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation

Scholarly journal on assessment, research, and evaluation. Primarily for educational researchers and practitioners, including teachers, policy-makers, school social workers and psychologists.

Qualitative Report

Peer reviewed journal on methods and ideas for "qualitative, action, collaboration, and critical study."

Social Research Update

Articles on social sciences research from the University of Surrey, UK.

Social Security Bulletin

From the U.S. Social Security Administration. A research journal covering OASDI, SSI, retirement income, poverty, etc.

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Government Resources

International
United Nations

Official Web Site Locator for the United Nations System of Organizations

European Community

European Union Internet Resources (from University of California, Berkeley)

Foreign Government Resources on the Web (University of Michigan)

Organization of American States (note list under "Organizational Structure")

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New York State
New York State Documents (Digital Collections)

Collection of New York State documents in electronic format. Includes materials from executive, legislative and judicial branches.

New York State Homepage

Commission on Quality of Care for the Mentally Disabled

Council on Children and Families

Department of Family Assistance

Office for the Aging

Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

Office of Children and Family services

Office of Mental Health

Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance

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United States
Department of Health and Human Services (U.S.)

Administration for Children and Families

Administration on Aging

National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

National Institute of Mental Health

National Institute on Aging

National Institutes of Health

National Library of Medicine

Office of Child Support Enforcement

Office of Disability, Aging, and Long-Term Care Policy

Social Security Administration

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Library Guides

A Guide to Information Sources in Social Welfare

APA Style Guides

Electronic Reference Formats Recommended by the APA

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Library Workshops and Handouts

Dewey Library Workshops

Evidence-Based Practice in Human Services -- Sources

International Social Work

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Professional Associations

Alliance for Children and Families (formerly Family Service America and National Association of Homes and Services for Children

American Hospice Foundation

American Psychological Association

American Public Human Services Association

Australian Association of Social Workers

British Association of Social Workers

Canadian Association of Social Workers

Child Welfare League of America

Children's Defense Fund

Clinical Social Work Federation

Council on Social Work Education

International Federation of Social Workers

Irish Association of Social Workers

National Association of Social Workers

National Association of Social Workers-New York City Chapter

National Association of Social Workers-New York State Chapter

New York State Society for Clinical Social Work

School Social Work Association of America

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Social Work Education

University at Albany School of Social Welfare

Academic programs, admissions, class schedules, events, faculty research, etc. from the School of Social Welfare at University at Albany.

Council on Social Work Education

"CSWE is national organization that preserves and enhances the quality of social work education..."

Career Resources
Social Welfare Career Resources (University at Albany)

General career resources, websites for federal and state employment, University at Albany Libraries books on social welfare careers.

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Social Work Librarians

Social Work Selector's Toolbox

From the Education and Behavioral Sciences Section of the American Library Association, this is a list of resources to assist social work collection development librarians.

Social Work/Social Welfare Committee (Education and Behavioral Sciences Section, American Library Association)

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Statistical Sources

Age Data

Demographic and socioeconomic census data on the elderly in the U.S.

AgingStats.gov

From the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics, this site collects statistics on aging from federal government agencies on aging, labor, health, management and budget, social security, etc.

ChildStats.gov

This site from the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics "offers easy access to federal and state statistics and reports on children and their families, including: population and family characteristics, economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education."

FedStats

Statistics from more than 100 agencies of the U.S. government.

Medicine & Health Statistics (University at Albany Libraries)

List of U.S. and international sources for medical and health statistics.

National Center for Health Statistics - Aging Activities

Statistical tables from Trends in Health and Aging Database, Longitudinal Studies of Aging and the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics.

National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect - Statistics Desk

Statistics on child abuse and neglect and child welfare.

New York State Statistical Yearbook

General source for statistical information for New York State including population, health and human services, housing, education, public safety and the criminal justice system, etc. (Note that files can be opened in spreadsheet or pdf format.)

Social Statistics Briefing Room

From the White House this site has demographic statistics plus a selection of statistics on crime, education and health.

Statistical Abstract of the United States

The federal government's compendium of statistics. Includes both statistics and sources for researching further information.

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