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Welcome to the LibGuide for Public & Social Services! In the boxes below, find articles, books, and reference materials covering various aspects of public service. On the additional tabs above, find links to websites covering criminal justice, government & law, hospitality administration, human services, paralegal studies, and public safety.
Aricles, Books, and Reference Sources
Articles from Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers
Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
Journal and magazines covering many different disciplines.
Communications and Mass Media (EBSCO)
Journals on communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study.
CQ Researcher (CQ Press)
Reports on current controversial issues, topics in the news, and social and political issues with summaries, background information, bibliographies, and more.
MasterFILE Complete (EBSCO)
Multidisciplinary database providing full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975.
Military & Government Collection (EBSCO)
Periodicals and journals offering current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government.
Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCO)
Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.
Opposing Viewpoints (GALE)
Essays offering opposing points of view on controversial social issues; includes journal and reference articles, audio-visual resources, and links to websites.
Research Library (ProQuest)
Multidisciplinary subject coverage from scholarly, trade, and consumer publications.
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Books and Ebooks
ProQuest Ebook Central
Ebooks from a collection of different databases.
EBSCO Ebook Collection
Thousands of online books on a variety of subjects.
Humanities eBook Project
E-books covering most Humanities disciplines and area studies.
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