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Libraries add three new, high quality databases: Cost = $0

Despite the severe constraints of an adverse budget, the Libraries seek to add to our collection of research resources wherever the cost is feasible and the quality of the resource is top-notch. Working within those parameters, Libraries recently added three promising new databases -- at no cost.

Child Abuse, Child Welfare & Adoption Database broadly presents information about the well- being of children. Some of the subject areas covered include: child maltreatment, out-of-home placement and adoption. Information on service programs, prevention programs, federally funded research, training programs, and ethnicity and cultural competency is also available. The materials include books, journal articles, conference papers, unpublished documents, reports, treatment strategies and final reports of grants. The database is produced and provided for free by the federal government.

VioLit, as the abbreviated title indicates, is a bibliographic database about violence literature. The database is published and distributed for free by the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV), a research program of the Institute of Behavioral Science (IBS) at the University of Colorado at Boulder. This database covers information about violence from books, literature reviews, journal articles and reports.

The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) is a compendium of materials available for scholarly research in the area of Homeland Security. The digital library collection is focused on strategy and policy in the various subject areas of Homeland Security Research and supports the curriculum of the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS). Materials selected for inclusion in the HSDL include, but are not limited to: governmental departments and agencies, academic institutions, think tanks, conference sites, non- governmental organizations, institutes and organizations and other entities deemed credible by the content develop team. The database is produced and provided for free by the federal government.

Users can access Homeland Security Digital Library from the front page of the Libraries website, from IRIS or by following the path: Research Resources > Indexes and Databases > Social Sciences and Law > (name of database).

Posted August 22, 2006