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Introduction

This guide will list some of the resources available at the COD Library that you can use to find information when doing research on Human Services or Social Work issues and topics.

COD Human Services  Academic Program

A list of various topics can be found below.

Over on the right are some other research tools that you can use to find information.

Be sure to ask for help at the Reference desks if you have questions or problems.

Addictions and Substance Abuse

Why Reference Sources?

Is your research topic too big to cover in a short paper?  Is your topic so specific that sources will be hard to find?

Before you even begin your research, start the process with reference sources-- in the Library's Reference Section or online in our databases.  Reference books, like subject encyclopedias, can give you a head start and make your research easier in the long run.  Use reference sources to:

  • find a topic
  • narrow your topic
  • find keywords
  • get background information on your topic

Addiction: A Reference Encyclopedia. Reference HV 5825 .P 26 2010

Alcohol and Drugs in North America: A Historical Encyclopedia

Alcohol and Temperance in Modern History: An Encyclopedia. 

Alcoholism Sourcebook : Basic Consumer Health Information. General RC 565 .A 4493 

Cambridge Handbook of Violent Behavior and Aggression

Contemporary Youth Culture: An International Encyclopedia.

Cultural Encyclopedia of LSD. Reference HV 5822 .L 9 G 53 2011

Culture Wars: An Encyclopedia of Issues, Viewpoints, and Voices

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Ed., (DSM-V) Downstairs Reference Desk RC 455.2 .C 4 D 54 2013.

Dictionary of Hallucinations. Reference RC 553 .H 3 B 56 2010

Drug Abuse Sourcebook : Basic Consumer Health Information. General HV 5801 .D 724

Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco : Learning about Addictive Behavior. Reference HV 5804 .D 78 2003

Eating Disorders: An Encyclopedia of Causes, Treatment, and Prevention

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online. Print edition at Reference AE 5 .E 363 2005

Encyclopedia of Addictions. Reference RC 563.4 .H 65 2009

Encyclopedia of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse. 

Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Social Issues. 

Encyclopedia of Depression. 

Encyclopedia of Domestic Violence. Reference HV 6626 .E 534 2007

Encyclopedia of Drug Policy. 

Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol, and Addictive Behavior. 

Encyclopedia of Family Health

Encyclopedia of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. Reference HM 716 .E 53 2010

Encyclopedia of Health and Behavior. 

Encyclopedia of HIV and AIDS. 

Encyclopedia of Homelessness. 

Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence Reference HM 1121 .E 57 2008

Encyclopedia of Motherhood Reference HQ 759 .E 52 2010

Encyclopedia of Psychological Assessment. 

Encyclopedia of Psychological Trauma. Reference RC 552 .P 67 E 53 2008

Encyclopedia of Psychology. Reference BF31 .E52 2000

Encyclopedia of Smoking and Tobacco. General HV 5760 .H 57 1999

Encyclopedia of Social Problems. Reference HN 28 .E55 2008

Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery. Ref. RC 563.4 .E 53 2009

Encyclopedia of Women's Health.

Key Concepts in Drugs and Society. Reference HV 5801 .K 393 2013

Key Concepts in Substance Misuse. Reference HV 4998 .P 93 2015

SAGE Encyclopedia of Alcohol

Social Issues in America: An Encyclopedia. Reference HN 57 .S 624 2006

The Social Science Encyclopedia. Reference H 41. S63 2004

The Social Science Jargon Buster: The Key Terms You Need to Know.

Smoking Concerns Sourcebook : Basic Consumer Health Information. General RA 1242 .T 6 S 589

Statistical Abstract of the United States. Latest edition on Ready Reference, older editions at General HA 202 .U 5 S 93.

Tobacco in History and Culture: An Encyclopedia. Reference GT 3020 .T 594 2005

List of COD databases to use for finding Statistics

Aging and Social Gerontoloty

COD Library Research Guide on Health and Society

Background Readings
Aging and the Aged
Current Controversies: Assisted Suicide. General R 726 .A 8533 2012
Current controversies: The Elderly. General HQ 1064 .U 5 E 39653 2011
Elder Abuse
Geriatrics and Gerontology
Opposing Viewpoints: The Aging Population. General HQ 1061 .A 4298 2014
Old Age
Senior Citizen Issues
Social Gerontology
Social Services for Seniors
The Sociology of Aging

Aging statistics
Aging in America. (more statistics) Reference HQ 1060 .A 333 2014
Cambridge Handbook of Age and Aging Reference HQ 1061 .C315 2005
Death and Dying Sourcebook : Basic Consumer Health Information. General R 726.8 .D 3785
Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging. Reference HQ 799.95 .E 53 2016
Encyclopedia of Aging: a Comprehensive Resource in Gerontology and Geriatrics 
Encyclopedia of Aging and Public Health
Encyclopedia of Elder Care Reference RC 954 .E 53 2014
Encyclopedia of Gerontology. Reference RC 952.5 .E58 2007
Gale Encyclopedia of Senior Health. 
Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences
Key Concepts in Social Gerontology. Reference HQ 1061 .P 415 2010

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Psychology and Aging.

List of COD databases for finding Statistics

Cannabis and Marijuana

What is Market Research?

Quality research reports can be found in these databases below.  Their advanced search screens allow you to restrict your search to just market research reports. 

 

Business Start-Up Issues

Business Plan

Laws Affecting a Small Business

Missions and Mission Statements

Starting a Business Research Guide

SELECTED BOOKS

The Business of Cannabis:  New Policies for the New Marijuana Industry.  General  HD 9019 .M 382 U 378 2018  

Cannabis Jobs:  How to Make a Living and Have a Career in the World of  Legalized Marijuana.  CCIC  HD 9019 .M 382 U 6774 2019

CannaBiz:  Big Business  Opportunities in the New Multibillion Dollar Marijuana Industry. 

Start Your Own Cannabis Business : Your Step-by-Step Guide to the Marijuana Industry.   General  HD 9019 .M 382 U 677 2018

Starting and Running a Marijuana Business.  General  HD 9019 .M 38 G 65 2017

 

Horticulture Research Guide

COD Horticulture Academic Program

SELECTED BOOKS

Craft Weed:  Family Farming and the Future of the Marijuana Industry.   General  SB 295 .S 742 2018

Growing Marijuana:  A Comprehensive Guide.   General  SB 295 .C 35 G 674 2019

Marijuana Hydroponics:  High-Tech Water Culture.

What's Wrong with My Marijuana Plant:  A Cannabis Grower's Visual Guide to Easy Diagnoses and Organic Remedies.  General  SB 608 .C 28 D 43 2017

Drug Policy

Drugs and the Criminal Justice System

Legal Control of Harmful Substances

Recreational Marijuana: Pro and Con

Was Marijuana Criminalized to Protect Public Health and Safety?

SELECTED BOOKS

Cannabis:  The Illegalization of Weed in America.  General  HV 5822 .M 3 B 74 2019

Encyclopedia of Drug Policy

Grass Roots:  The Rise and Fall of Marijuana in America.   General  HV 5822 .M 3 D 848 2017

Legal Marijuana:  Perspectives on Public Benefits, Risks and Policy Approaches.  General  HV 5822 .M 3 L 35 2018

Where There's Smoke:  The Environmental Science, Public Policy, and Politics of Marijuana.   General  HV 5822 .C 3 W 494 2018

Disabilities and Rehabilitation

Disabilities Sourcebook : Basic Consumer Health Information. General HV 1553 .D 544
Disability in American Life : An Encyclopedia of Concepts, Policies, and Controversies
Encyclopedia of American Disability History
Encyclopedia of Disability Reference HV 1568 .E 528 2006
International Encyclopedia of Rehabilitation
Movement Disorders Sourcebook : Basic Consumer Health Information. General RC 376.5 .M 693
Pain Sourcebook : Basic Consumer Health Information. General RB 127 .P 332123
Rehabilitation Therapy in Video Online database listed on this page.
SAGE Deaf Studies Encyclopedia.
SAGE Reference Series on Disability.
.....Arts and Humanities.
….Assistive Technology and Science.
.....Disability Through the Life Course.
.....Education.
.....Employment and Work.
.....Ethics, Law, and Policy.
.....Health and Medicine.
.....Rehabilitation Interventions.

Domestic Violence / Child Abuse

Ethics and Morality

Ethics library research guide
Background Readings

Code of Ethics, from the National Association of Social Workers
Code of Ethics in Health Care Management

Ethical Standards for Human Services Professionals, from the National Organization for Human Services
Ethics and Disabilities
Health Care Fraud
Profession Dissonance

Professional  Ethics
Social Work and Bioethics

Overcoming Personal Biases in Social Work (e-video)

Culture, Values and Ethics in Social  Work:  Embracing Diversity.
Ethics in Social Work: A Context of Caring

Ethics, Values and Social  Work  Practice.
Practical Social Work Ethics: Complex Dilemmas within Applied Social Care.   General HV10.5 .P 693 2013
Social Work Values and Ethics   General HV10.5 .R 427 2013
More social work ethics books can be found in the General collection at call number HV 10.5

Homelessness

General Call Number Area: HV 4505
Background Readings

Homelessness

Violence Against the Homeless

 

American Homelessness: A Reference Handbook. General HV 4505 .H 647 2001

Current Controversies:  Poverty and Homelessness.  General  HV 4505 .P 6792 2014
Encyclopedia of Homelessness
Homelessness: A Documentary and Reference Guide. General HV 4504 .S 58 2012

Homelessness:  Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases.  Reference  HV 4493 .H 664 2008

Modern Homelessness: A Reference Handbook. General HV 4493 .H 63 2011
Opposing Viewpoints: Homelessness. General HV 4505 .H 65528 2012
Our Runaway and Homeless Youth : A Guide to Understanding. General HV 1431 .S 54 2004
Poverty and Government in America: A Historical Encyclopedia. 

Poverty in America:  An Encyclopedia.

Human Trafficking

An Atlas of Trafficking in Southeast Asia : The Illegal Trade in Arms, Drugs, People, Counterfeit Goods and Natural Resources in Mainland Southeast Asia. Reference G 8001 .Q 3 A 85 2013

At Issue:  Slavery Today.  General  HT 867 .S53 2010

Current Controversies:  Human Trafficking.  General  HQ 281 .H 832 2013
Geography of Trafficking: From Drug Smuggling to Modern-Day Slavery.

Global Issues:  Human Trafficking.  General  HQ 281 .C 85 2009

Human Trafficking: A Reference Handbook. General HQ 281 .A 759 2017

Hunger and Food Security

Encyclopedia of World Poverty. (2006)
Food and Famine in the 21st Century: An Encyclopedia.
Poverty and Government in America: A Historical Encyclopedia. 
Poverty in the United States : An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, and Policy. Reference HC 110 .P 6 P 598 2004
Sage Encyclopedia of Food Issues. 

Veterans Counseling Program

Why Reference Sources?

Is your research topic too big to cover in a short paper?  Is your topic so specific that sources will be hard to find?

Before you even begin your research, start the process with reference sources-- in the Library's Reference Section or online in our databases.  Reference books, like subject encyclopedias, can give you a head start and make your research easier in the long run.  Use reference sources to:

  • find a topic
  • narrow your topic
  • find keywords
  • get background information on your topic

African Americans at War:  An Encyclopedia.   Reference  U 52 .S 88 2004

American Military Life in the 21st Century : Social, Cultural, and Economic Issues and Trends.

Daily Life of U.S. Soldiers: From the American Revolution to the Iraq War. 

Encyclopedia Britannica

Encyclopedia of American War Literature.

Encyclopedia of American Women at War.

Encyclopedia of Domestic Violence.  Reference HV 6626 .E 534 2007

Encyclopedia of Prisoners of War and Internment.

Encyclopedia of Psychological Trauma.  Reference  RC 552 .P 67 E 53 2008

Encyclopedia of the Veteran in America.  Reference  UB 357 .E 53 2009

Encyclopedia of Trauma.   Reference  RC 552 .P 67 E 534 2012

Encyclopedia of War.   Reference  U 27 .E 48 2012

Encyclopedia of War and American Society.

Encyclopedia of Youth and War.  Reference  HQ 784 .W 3 S 54 2000

Handbook of Military Social Work.

The Literature of War.   Reference  PN 56 .W 3 L 55 2012

Pew Research Center - articles and statistics on Veterans

Sage Encyclopedia of War:  Social Science Perspectives.

U.S. Census - Veterans Statistics


You can find many other dictionaries and encyclopedias for specific wars listed in our Library Catalog.  You can ask for assistance at the two Library Reference Desks in finding these items.

List of COD databases for finding Statistics

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