SOC279b: Nonviolent Social Change

symbolic-angel  Welcome to the Library’s resource page for Nonviolent Social Change! Here you can identify and access many resources and tools for your research, including databases, web sites, and reference resources

Key Research DatabasesRelevant Reference Works Top Internet Sites    

Databases for Scholarly Research

Databases for Research in Global Issues and Social Change

Find Articles on Global Issues:  Find Articles on American Issues:  
CIAO  America: History and Life 
Historical Abstracts (coverage: all but US and Canada  SocIndex 
International Political Abstracts   
Peace Research Abstracts   

Additional Databases for Researching Social Change & Social Movements  
Academic Search Complete  Social Sciences Citation Index 
Directory of Open Access Journals  Legal Collection 
Global Nonviolent Action Database (Swarthmore College)  Humanities International Complete 

Reference Works

Reference works may be intended for a general audience or for a scholarly audience within a specific discipline. It is recommended that you read the preface or introduction to a work to help determine what kind of information, as well as the authority and knowledge of the contributing authors, you can expect to find. (more info...) 

E-Reference Works (full text online)

A. Directories

B. Encyclopedias and Handbooks

D. Human Rights Ebooks

Reference Collection (in the Library)

Internet Sites for Additional Information

Visit the web sites listed below for additional information, reviews, policies, and data.

U.S. Federal Sites

Demographics and Statistics

Additional Sites

Library Course Page Outcomes

According to one of the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education from the Association of College Research Libraries (ACRL), information literate students are able to access needed information effectively and efficiently and retrieve information online or in person using a variety of methods (2.3.). This course page was created to help meet the following desired outcomes of that standard, wherein the information literate student:

  • Uses various search systems to retrieve information in a variety of formats
  • Uses various classification schemes and other systems to locate information resources within the library or to identify specific sites for physical exploration
  • Uses specialized online or in-person services available at the institution to retrieve information needed  

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