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St. Mary's Learning Commons: Humanities & Social Studies

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BibMe MLA Citation Maker
bibme citations (APA, MLA, Chicago) Citation Maker (MLA & APA) 

HSP3 Anthro/Psych/Soc

Additional online resources available under "Reliable Online Information" tab.

Databases (need passwords)

**Citations are done for you in each article - be sure to select the APA version of the citation**

Databases (articles)

Try using different words to describe your topic if you want better results. Narrow results using the toolbar on the right. 

 

Books 

Recommended websites

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (from AllPsych online)

Simply Psychology

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health information

 

Books

Search the KPL catalogue for books in the library (Country Hills is our location)

 

Recommended databases/e-books



 

Resources on Personality Theories

Databases (articles)

Try using different words to describe your topic if you want better results. Narrow results using the toolbar on the right. 

 

Websites

Personality Project (Northwestern University)

 

Books

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HSB4U Challenge & Change

Many books available in the library for this course. Additional online resources available under "Reliable Online Information" tab.

Databases & e-books relevant to ALL issues

Good for background information, definitions, and a variety of perspectives 

 

 

MEDICAL/SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVES

PubMed database of medical literature; SOME free full text (choose option on left side)

 

 

RELIGIOUS PERSPECTIVES

US Catholic Bishops on Reproductive Technologies(includes IVF and "custom kids"). See especially the link to the Vatican's Donum Vitae, official church teaching covering IVF, surrogacy, prenatal diagnosis and embryo experimentation.

 

 

HUMAN RIGHTS PERSPECTIVES

Human Rights & Human Biotechnology (Center for Genetics & Society)

Bioethics & Human Rights (United Nations)

Reproductive Justice, Health, Rights & Human Biotechnology (Center for Genetics & Society)

 

PERSONAL/FAMILY PERSPECTIVES

These will vary based on the family and issue. Many of their concerns will be raised in any articles dealing with the ethical considerations. You may also find specific case examples or opinion pieces written in a newspaper/magazine. Here are some other sources that may be helpful:

Opposing Viewpoints Opposing Viewpoints

 

 

Power Search

 

DEMOGRAPHY

What is Demography?

Statistics Canada for information on our population, birth rates, projections, etc.

PubMed Central (PMC) searches should start with general terms (e.g., "Reproductive Techniques" AND demography) 

 
 

OTHER HELPFUL SITES

Center for Genetics & Society: choose TECHNOLOGIES on left side to see related articles depending on the technology/ethical issue

 

Prospects for Xenotransplantation: Scientific Aspects and Ethical Considerations

Public Consultation on Xenotransplantation (Canadian Public Health Association)

Databases (esp. covering definition, symptoms, incidence, causes, treatments, case studies)

 

Recommended websites (esp. covering definition, symptoms, incidence, causes, treatments)

PsychCentral - website run by mental health professionals; disorders summarized from DSM-5

MedLine Plus - website from the US National Institutes of Health

Mental Health Conditions (Ontario division of Canadian Mental Health Association) - section on stigma & discrimination

 

 

Canadian Statistics (related to incidence and prevalence, and impact of mental health issues)

**use Ctrl+F to find words you are looking for on a webpage**

Detailed tables of information from Statistics Canada

Articles addressing statistics from Statistics Canada

Canadian Research Data Centre Network - articles analyzing Statistics Canada data; useful for more common disorders such as depression, anxiety, etc.

Organizations or agencies that focus on a particular mental illness (like the Schizophrenia Society of Canada)

 

 

 

Non-Canadian statistics (related to incidence and prevalence) -- these sources are helpful for the less common disorders such as narcissistic personality disorder.

PubMed (US National Library of Medicine) - in the advanced search option --> type the word prevalence in one search bar, and your disorder's name in quotation marks in the next search bar (e.g. "dissociative identity"). You might have to look in several results, but the stats are almost always provided in the short abstract (summary), so it doesn't take long to spot them. 

PSYCHOLOGY Databases 

Health & Wellness Resource Center (password needed) - Includes the Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) (password needed) - pay attention to the date of each publication

Salem Press ebooks (password needed) - Includes Psychology & Mental Health and Psychology & Behavioral Health

 

SOCIOLOGY Databases

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) (password needed) - pay attention to the date of each publication

Opposing Viewpoints (password needed) - includes opposite perspectives

 

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Law

Additional resources available under "Reliable Online Information" tab

Research resources

See EZ Find tab for full list of databases. The best one to use depends on your topic. See the librarians for help and passwords!

Find books in the library - Tips: (1) use general search terms like United Nations, or prisoners; (2) add the words adult nonfiction to avoid fiction books

C.R.A.A.P. Test

 

Chicago Style

Chicago Manual of Style (Purdue University Writing Lab) - for formatting and citations

BibMe Citation Maker BibMe Citation maker choose Chicago style of citations

Databases (need passwords)

Use these links to understand the issues and philosophies themselves. See below links under Find Laws to get information on the laws about these issues.

 

Find laws

The Canadian Encyclopedia - get an overview of legal issues in Canada (e.g. search "gun control")
 
Canadian Legal Information Institute - free database of legislation and case law in Canada
 
 
Department of Justice (Canada) - to find relevant legislation. Use " " to search for more than one word together (e.g. "same sex")

 

Church teachings

Try using synonyms when searching (e.g. homosexuality for same-sex; arms control for gun control)

Vatican website search

Catechism of the Catholic Church

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NDW4U Indigenous Peoples

Many books available in the library for this course. Additional online resources available under "Reliable Online Information" tab.

Databases

Databases

 

Recommended websites

Indigenous & Northern Affairs Canada - links related to history, community profiles, treaties, social/political issues

Aboriginal Peoples and Communities in Canada - links for maps and treaties

‚ÄčProfiles of First Nations in Canada

Atlas of Canada - maps related to Aboriginal peoples, treaties, history, etc.

First Nation, Native American, Inuit Directory 

Recommended Websites

Treaties in Canada: an educational guide (Historica Canada)

Treaties, Surrenders and Agreements (Library and Archives Canada)

Acts, Agreements, Treaties and Land Claims (Indigenous & Northern Affairs Canada)

Aboriginals: Treaties and Relations (Canada in the Making)

National Aboriginal Document Database

A History of Treaty-Making in Canada (Indigenous & Northern Affairs Canada)

Atlas of Canada - maps related to Aboriginal peoples, treaties, history, etc.

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Philosophy

Additional resources available under "Reliable Online Information" tab.

Look for print books using the KPL catalogue. Use general search words (e.g. Plato). Ancient philosophers are found in the nonfiction section numbered with the 180s and modern, Western philosophers are found in the 190s. 

The bookcart in front of the librarians' office has these books: The Dictionary of World BiographyOxford Companion to Philosophy, and World Philosophers and Their Works

 

Databases (need passwords)

 

You can find e-books, journal articles, and multimedia sources in these databases:

 

Subject-specific Resources

These can be quite detailed and technical. Make sure you have a general understanding of the philosophers & philosophies first.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Philosophy Pages (written by a philosophy undergrad prof)

 

Primary Sources

Project Gutenberg - choose English translations

Open Library

Sophia Project- essential sections from philosophers' writings

 

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