Internet Resources - Social Issues


  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Includes e-books on the following topics: General Reference, Education, History, Nation and the World, Religion, Science, and Social Science.
    Browse related subjects: Countries, Education, History, Religion, Science, Social Issues
  • Issues & Controversies
    To help students, researchers, and readers understand the critical issues we face today, Issues & Controversies explores and analyzes hundreds of hot topics in politics, business, government, crime, law, energy, education, health, family, science, foreign policy, race, rights, society, and culture. Updated weekly, with a wire-service newsfeed providing the latest headline stories, Issues & Controversies offers in-depth articles designed to inspire thought-provoking debates and research papers.
    Browse related subjects: Government, News, Politics, Social Issues, Teen Homework Help
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale Cengage)
    A full-text database that covers multiple sides of current social issues such as immigration, abortion, drugs and capital punishment. Students can search through viewpoint essays, articles, reference sources, websites, academic journals, and statistics to find information for reports and papers. Includes video, audio streams and podcasts, interactive maps, national and global news sources updated daily, interactive maps, image gallery
    Browse related subjects: News, Pro/Con, Social Issues, Teen Homework Help

Recommended Websites

Local Links

  • County of Santa Cruz Health Services Agency
    The Santa Cruz Health Services Agency (HSA) provides programs in environmental health, public health, medical care, substance abuse prevention and treatment, and mental health for Santa Cruz residents. A large number of website links are provided on its Health Resources page, including links to local programs, and reports and statistics relevant to the local community. Links to mental health and substance abuse resources are particularly comprehensive.
    Browse related subjects: Consumer Health, Social Issues
  • Santa Cruz County Community Assessment Project
    A consortium of public and private health, education, human service, and civic organizations convened by the United Way of Santa Cruz County have sponsored the Community Assessment Project of Santa Cruz County (CAP), a collaborative project to measure and improve the quality of life in Santa Cruz County.
    Browse related subjects: Business, Government, Public Health, Santa Cruz County, Social Issues, Statistics

Did You Know?

Aerial Photos - Santz Cruz County

UCSC's McHenry Library Maps Collection has a collection of aerial photographs of Santa Cruz County from the 1920's on. They may be viewed by the public by appointment.

There is also a small collection of uncataloged aerial photos in the Local History room of the Downtown branch.


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