Social Welfare and Justice: SOWJ 1001

Print and online resources in Social Welfare and Justice.
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Find Article @ MU: Sociology & Social Welfare Databases

When entering a search in a database, try entering 2 or more keywords that represent the main concepts of your topic, connecting them with the word AND. For example:  "global hunger AND food supply."  When you find a relevant article, look at its subject headings and click on those for more articles.

Find Books @ MU

MARQCAT is the Marquette Libraries catalog. Search for books on a topic using the 'Subject' search or the 'Keyword' search modes. You can also determine if MU Libraries' subscribe to a specific print or electronic journal by entering the title of the journal. However, you cannot use MARQCAT to search for articles within the journals.


MARQCAT catalog of the Marquette Libraries

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Some suggested subject searches:

  • Poverty
  • Public Welfare (or Welfare Recipients)
  • Health Care
  • Homelessness
  • Child Welfare (or Child Development)
  • Hunger
  • Immigrants (or Emigration and Immigration)

RESEARCH TIP: If you don't find your topic in the Subject search, try your terms as Keyword searches instead. A Keyword search will also pick up books that have a chapter on your topic For example, there is no subject heading for global hunger. But if you do a keyword search of those terms, you will find many books. If you find a book that is dead on, check its subject headings for more books on that topic.

Find Articles @ MU: Cross-Disciplinary Databases

Think Tanks, Research Institutes, etc.