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Adrienne Meier

Sociology

Adrienne Meier - Adrienne is the librarian for Sociology. She is available to help with research questions for all sociology classes. To ask a question or to schedule an appointment, write to her at ameier@spu.edu

For information on sociology, see the resources below.

Below are useful and trustworthy websites on sociology topics:
  • AgingStats.gov Data, information and links from US government agencies on Aging
  • Explore.org A collection of films, interviews and photographs that highlight people serving others around the world, supported by the Annenberg Foundation
  • The Gay Peoples Union Collection A collection of primary resources covering the LGBT activist history of Milwaukee from 1970 to 1984, hosted by University of Wisconsin
  • Global Gateway Portal to the Library of Congress's digital international collections and resources
  • HUD Office of Policy Development and Research A source of reports and data compiled by the federal government on housing policy and programs, building technology, economic development and city planning. Hosted by the Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Human Security Report Project Website of the independent research center, Human Security Report Project. It tracks trends in organized violence, focusing on terrorism and warfare, and the site features publications and reports regarding violence. Hosted by Simon Fraser University
  • Indian Affairs The official website of the Bureau of Indian Affairs with information about Native Americans and their relationships to a large number of topics along with Bureau policies and services. Links to tribal websites are also included
  • International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs The homepage of the IWGIA, an organization dedicated to documenting the situation of indigenous peoples and advocating for an improvement of their rights. Included on the site are news stories and information on topics such as human rights, development, and culture. Indigenous peoples from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Arctic are covered. This is a good place to start research on indigenous groups and how they are affected by certain issues
  • Jewish Women's Archive An extensive collection of material on American Jewish women
  • National Institue of Corrections Official website of the National Institute of Corrections, part of the U.S. Department of Justice. The site provides access to statistics and reports regarding the federal prison system
  • Nonprofit Good Practice Guide A resource library of best practices and ideas for running a nonprofit, hosted by the Johnson Center at Grand Valley State University
  • Online Encyclopedia of Mass Violence A database covering mass violence on an international level through peer-reviewed articles and case studies, hosted by the Center for International Studies and Research
  • Peace Corps Digital Library A searchable collections of digital Peace Corps materials from 1961 to the present. Includes published material and unpublished material generated by Peace Corps volunteers. The collection is a regularly updated work in progress
  • Red Cross and Red CrescentThe official website of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The website is in English and contains news, publications, and reports
  • Refugee Health Information Network Portal to public domain material and information on refugees and their health, supported by the National Library of Medicine
  • The Sentencing Project News, reports and analysis on the topic of incarceration, focusing on the sentencing, disparity in the criminal justice system, drug policy, and felony disenfranchisement. Hosted by The Sentencing Project, an independent non-profit
  • SIPRI The official website of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, a global think-tank researching conflict, peacemaking and international cooperation
  • State of the Cities Data Systems Database of demographic and economic population characteristics for cities, with an emphasis on housing and urban development issues, maintained by the Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • The Torture Archive Primary documents concerning the detention and interrogation of individuals by the United States government, part of the National Security Archive
  • USA Counties This site features county and state-level data on demographics, business, employment, crime, education, elections, government, social programs, and some historical economic data from as far back as 1930. Hosted by the U.S. Census Bureau
  • Woman Stats Project Information about women's issues from many countries
  • Zero to Three Official website of the organization Zero to Three with material on very young children (from birth to age three)for parents, professionals and policy makers
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