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Social Action and Justice (SAAJ): Home

This guide will suggest some starting points for research on issues of social justice such as human rights, wealth and poverty, the interplay of religion and culture, and the role of media in shaping social movements.

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Suggested Subjects

Search the library catalog for:

           civil rights

           cultural pluralism


           distributive justice

           educational equalization


           human rights

           income distribution

           poor laws and poverty


.           prisons            

           social change

           social ethics

           social justice

           social movements

           social values


           welfare economics

Biography in Context

Provides biographical information on more than 528,000 people plus magazine and newspaper articles and more than 27,000 images.

People who are well known for their writings may also be included in Literature Resource Center

Alternative to Wikipedia

Wikipedia is an encyclopedia written collaboratively; anyone with internet access can write and edit Wikipedia articles.  Users can contribute anonymously, under a pseudonym, or, if they choose to, with their real identity. 

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) is a collection of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources; these trusted, authoritative reference works are available 24/7.

If you need general information about subjects, persons, places etc. then GVRL is a good place to start.

Getting Started

Here are two of many great resources to help get you started.

This video covers the basics of using Opposing Viewpoints in Context:

Other Useful Guides


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