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ERIC, the Educational Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research. With an easy-to-use, searchable, Internet-based bibliographic and full-text database, this resource provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. ERIC provides full text of more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals. 

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JSTOR offers full-text access to archival scholarly journals. It offers both multidisciplinary and discipline-specific collections, covering such topics as Art, Business, Language & Literature, Mathematics, Music, Ecology, & Botany. JSTOR includes journal content, primary sources, images, and more across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Because of JSTOR's archival mission, there is approximately a 1-5 year gap between the most recently published journal issue and the content available in the database.

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LexisNexis® Academic provides searchable access to a comprehensive spectrum of full-text information from over 5,600 sources, selected to meet academic research needs, including: national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources; U.S. Federal and state case law, codes, regulations, legal news, law reviews, and international legal information; Shepard?s® Citations for all U.S. Supreme Court cases back to 1789; Business news journals, company financial information, SEC filings and reports, and industry and market news
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MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database of citations and abstracts for the disciplines of biomedicine and health, encompassing the areas of life, behavioral, and chemical sciences, and bioengineering needed by health professionals engaged in basic research and clinical care, public health, or health policy development.

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Opposing Viewpoints in Context presents viewpoint essays, topic overviews, news articles and primary source documents on social issues of current interest such as Offshore Drilling, Climate Change, Health Care, Immigration, Gun Control, Genetic Engineering, Censorship, Endangered Species, and Terrorism.  Brings together viewpoint articles, overviews, statistics, biographies of social activists, court cases, profiles of government agencies and special interest groups, newspaper and magazine articles. Links to more than 1,800 web sites.

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Project Muse offers nearly 200 journal titles from some 30 scholarly publishers, covering the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others. Project MUSE provides full-text access to a comprehensive selection of humanities and social sciences journals.

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PsycINFO provides indexing coverage of all document types, including journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations, and technical reports. It contains over 3 million citations and summaries dating as far back as the 1600s. The database is international in scope, covering the academic, research, and practice literature in psychology as well as relevant materials from related disciplines such as medicine, psychiatry, education, social work, law, criminology, social science, and organizational behavior.

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ScienceDirect is a leading full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 11,000 books. Coverage goes as far back as 1823. Content areas include Physical Sciences, Engineering, Life Sciences, Health Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities.

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Scopus indexes and abstracts over 14,000 journals in the sciences and social sciences. Scopus has an exceptionally user-friendly interface and is an excellent database for students and novice researchers.
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Social Sciences Abstracts is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles of at least one column in length from English-language periodicals published in the United States and elsewhere. Coverage includes a wide range of interdisciplinary fields covered in a broad array of social sciences journals. Abstracting coverage begins with periodicals published in January 1994. Abstracts range from 50 to 300 words and describe the content and scope of the source articles.

Journals

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Ethnic NewsWatch is an interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish) and comprehensive full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. Designed to provide the "other side of the story," ENW titles offer additional viewpoints from those proffered by the mainstream press. Ethnic NewsWatch provides thousands of scholarly, full-text articles for area and ethnic studies, such as Jewish studies, African American studies, and Hispanic American studies. This database also has the largest full-text archive of Native American publications.

Books & E-Books

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ebrary is an information delivery service that features a growing selection of more than 60,000 titles from more than 200 leading academic, STM, and professional publishers.
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Access to the full text of reference, scholarly, and professional books. EBSCO eBooks are digital full-text versions of books such as reference works, scholarly monographs, literature and fiction (at Brooklyn College, almost 6,000 titles), and 3,400 publicly-accessible titles. 

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The International Children's Digital Library (ICDL) collection provides access to thousands of contemporary and out of print books and picture books in full text and in the original language of publication. Users can browse by country, title, author, and illustrator, and can search by keyword, age, content, and subject.

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SurLaLune offers over 40 eBooks, including fairy tale and folklore anthologies, critical texts, poetry and fiction.  The index is divided by subject matter and region.

Encyclopedias

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Covers human development from conception through adolescence, summarizing the latest research on physical, cognitive, social and emotional development and behavior, including areas of law, medicine, psychiatry, and demography among others. Contains black-and-white photos, and charts. Appendices contain lists of pertinent organizations and agencies and tables of statistical data. Volume 1 of the Macmillan Psychology Reference series.
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This 3-vol. set presents the social and cultural history of childhood from antiquity to the present. Children and Childhood examines this history through articles on education, parenting, child labor, economics, images of childhood, children's literature, play, toys and games, health, physiology, law, the criminal justice system and social welfare.
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Presents research and facts on the media's interaction with children and adolescents. Covers the traditional and electronic media and their controversial impact on children and adolescents.

Reference Resources

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A compilation of current and historical statistics with analysis on child abuse and domestic violence, including a comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic. Data are compiled from reports generated by branches of the U.S. government, information collected by major independent polling organizations and authoritative associations, and from professional journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reliable sources related to the subject.
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Human Rights Resources

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Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights.
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Since 1948, the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) has worked to build better futures for disadvantaged children and their families in the United States. The primary mission of the Foundation is to foster public policies, human service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today's vulnerable children and families.
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Materials related to child adoption, foster care, welfare and families, child poverty, child advocacy.
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The Children's Defense Fund?s Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.
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The Children?s Rights Council (CRC) is an internationally recognized leader serving divorced, never-married and extended families and at-risk youth for more than 20 years. CRC promotes a society where laws, attitudes and public opinion affirm that ?The Best Parent is Both Parents?®. Organized to serve the public purpose of advocating the healthy development of children, it is the mission of CRC to minimize the emotional, physical and economic abuse, neglect and distress of children and the development of at-risk behaviors following relationship breakups between parents involved in highly conflicted marital disputes.
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The Child Rights Information Network (CRIN) is a global network that disseminates information about the Convention on the Rights of the Child and child rights amongst non-governmental organisations, United Nations agencies, inter-governmental organisation, educational institutions, and other child rights experts.

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Save the Children is the world?s largest independent organisation for children, making a difference to children?s lives in over 110 countries. From emergency relief to long-term development, Save the Children helps children to achieve a happy, healthy and secure childhood. Save the Children listens to children, involves children and ensures their views are taken into account. Save the Children secures and protects children?s rights ? to food, shelter, health care, education and freedom from violence, abuse and exploitation.
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SPARC is an independent non-governmental organization registered as a society in Pakistan in December 1992 and has been working exclusively on child related issues since then, drawing inspiration from the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. SPARC was established to act as an advocacy group for child rights. From its initial focus on protecting breastfeeding against the marketing of baby milks and foods, SPARC expanded its work to include other issues such as child labor, juvenile justice, education and violence against children. SPARC has also from time to time taken up issues that ultimately affect the condition of children in this country, such as corruption, freedom of association and the ?myth or reality? of NGOs.
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Stand for Children exists because children in communities across America have no power to influence our democratic system to meet their fundamental needs. Our mission is to teach everyday people how to join together in an effective grassroots voice in order to win concrete, long- lasting improvements for children, at both state and local levels.

Government Resources

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Resources for K-12 students and for adults.  Provides excellent guide on how the US Government works, and what primary resources are available through the Government Printing Office (GPO).

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ED was created in 1980 by combining offices from several federal agencies. Its original directive remains its mission today ? to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation.

New York State Resources

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Founded in 1993, The Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation, is a coalition of parent organizations, community school boards, concerned citizens, and advocacy groups. We seek to reform New York State's school finance system to ensure adequate resources and the opportunity for a sound basic education for all students in New York City. Our efforts will also help secure the same opportunity for students throughout the state who are not currently receiving a sound basic education.
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The Special Child Welfare Advisory Panel of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, created by the 1998 Marisol class action suit, has spent two years examining the work of New York City's Administration for Children's Services (ACS).  This panel reviewed the operations of ACS, consulting with caseworkers, managers, lawyers and other advocates, birth parents, and foster families.  The settlement agreement assigned the Panel the task of determining whether the ACS was acting in good faith in making efforts toward reform in the operational areas of New York City's child welfare system being reviewed.

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Our mission is to raise the knowledge, skill, and opportunity of all the people in New York.

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Facts, Figures and Statistics from New York State.
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The New York State Council on Children and Families is pleased to present children's health, education and well-being indicators as a means to help assess needs, design and improve programs, and sharpen the focus on outcomes.
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The Office of Children and Family Services serves New York's public by promoting the well-being and safety of our children, families and communities.

New York City Resources

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The New York City Administration for Children?s Services protects New York City?s children from abuse and neglect. Along with our community partners, Children?s Services provides neighborhood-based services to help ensure children grow up in safe, permanent homes with strong families.
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DJJ's mission is to provide Non-Secure (NSD) and Secure Detention for alleged Juvenile Delinquents (JDs) and Secure Detention for alleged Juvenile Offenders (JOs) whose cases are pending, along with post-adjudicated juveniles awaiting transfer to state facilities. DJJ detains youth in structured and secure settings. While in detention, residents receive an array of services, such as education, health services, recreation, and case management.
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New York City Schools directory by regions.

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New York City schools statistical information by regions.

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The official government website of New York City.

Statistics

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 The latest national trends and research on over 100 key indicators of child and youth well-being. 

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This website offers easy access to statistics and reports on children and families, including: family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education and health. The Forum fosters coordination, collaboration, and integration of Federal efforts to collect and report data on conditions and trends for children and families.

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This website offers easy access to statistics and reports on children and families, including: population and family characteristics, economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education. The Forum fosters coordination, collaboration, and integration of Federal efforts to collect and report data on conditions and trends for children and families.
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Infoshare Online provides access to population statistics, immigration trends, socio-economic indicators, birth and death data, hospitalizations, local economic data, and more. All data files are obtained from City, State, and Federal government agencies; users can view a vast array of community and regional data, for New York City and New York State. Researchers can profile neighborhoods, compare neighborhoods across city and state, and produce tabulations of data.

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Access to measures of child well-being from the Annie E. Casey Foundations.

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The Kids’ Well-being Indicators Clearinghouse (KWIC), developed by the New York State Council on Children and Families, is designed to advance the use of children’s health, education and well-being indicators as a tool for policy development, planning, and accountability.

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Their mission is to track the activities of hate groups and domestic terrorists across America, launch innovative lawsuits that seek to destroy networks of radical extremists.  The SPLC provides educators with free resources that teach school children to reject hate, embrace diversity and respect differences.  For statistical information, search the docket and view the Hate Map.

Organizations and Associations

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Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation?s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. By changing policies, programs and conditions that allow hunger and poverty to persist, we provide help and opportunity far beyond the communities in which we live.
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UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. We have the global authority to influence decision-makers, and the variety of partners at grassroots level to turn the most innovative ideas into reality. That makes us unique among world organizations, and unique among those working with the young.
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The purposes of the United Nations are to maintain international peace and security; to develop friendly relations among nations; to cooperate in solving international economic, social, cultural and humanitarian problems and in promoting respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms; and to be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations in attaining these ends.

Libraries, Research Centers and Academic Departments

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The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.

Additional Internet Resources

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This section of the WWW Virtual Library system is an Internet directory of over 2600 annotated links to high-quality sources of information and analysis in a wide range of international affairs, international studies, and international relations topics. Most of the sites are in English and are carefully selected for their long-term value, favoring those with cost-free, authoritative information and analysis online. Each site is described only in general terms because of the typically rapid changes in the details of its contents.