Social Issues


Subscription databaseEncyclopedia of Addictive Drugs - describes numerous drugs of abuse, including both pharmaceutical and natural products

Subscription databaseEncyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol, and Addictive Behavior - explores the social, medical, legal and political issues related to drugs and alcohol and associated behaviors. Includes emerging topics and developments in the many fields of addiction studies.

Subscription databaseEncyclopedia of Environment and Society - provides issues, concepts, theories, examples, problems, and policies, with the goal of explicating an emerging way of thinking about people and nature

Subscription databaseEncyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change - explores major topics related to global warming and climate change-ranging geographically from the North Pole to the South Pole, and thematically from social effects to scientific causes

Subscription databaseOpposing Viewpoints In Context - access Opposing Viewpoints articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles

Librarian-created resourceAdoption Search Resources - find helpful resources to track down lost family members

Librarian-created resourceMissing People Resources - find new ways to search for those you've lost track of

Librarian-created resourceSustainability Resources - local sustainability resources on green building, the environment, and sustainable living

Benefits Check Up - from the National Council on Aging, the site asks a series of questions to help identify benefits that could save you money and cover the costs of everyday expenses

Fig Tree Community Resource Directory - local directory for various social services, including emergency and basic needs

TINCAN - a local technology education organization that offers training and education for individuals and businesses 

Washington Connection - a one-stop website where qualifying individuals can sign up for federal, state, and local services, such as food stamps or health care

WIN-211 - database of Washington state health and social service organizations


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