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Website Evaluation

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Citing Sources

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Sexual Violence

Reference Books:
Sexual violence and abuse : an encyclopedia of prevention, impacts, and recovery (REF HV 6556 .S447 2013)
Violence against girls and women : international perspectives (REF HV 6250.4 .G57 V558 2013)

Circulating Book:
Redefining rape : sexual violence in the era of suffrage and segregation (HV 6561 .F74 2013 - also available as an ebook)

The Wiley handbook on the psychology of violence - See Part 6: Sexual Violence (Chapters 23-27)

Keywords for Database Searching:
  • Try copy and pasting the exact keyword string listed below into your search box:
    • (sexual violence OR sexual assault OR rape) AND (women OR woman)

Water Contamination / Flint, Michigan

Reference Books:
The global water crisis : a reference handbook (REF TD 348 .N49 2016)
Environmental encyclopedia (REF GE 10 .E58 2011) - See entries on "drinking-water supply" and "lead management"
Encyclopedia of environmental issues (REF GE 10 .E523 2011) - See entries on "lead," "water pollution," and "water quality"

Global drinking water management and conservation : optimal decision-making- See Chapter 10: "Public Health and Lead Sampling"

Keywords for Database Searching:
  • Try copy and pasting the exact keyword string listed below into your search box:
    • drinking water AND (contamination OR pollution)

Negative Impacts of Technology & Social Media

Reference Books:
Handbook of children and the media (REF HQ 784 .T4 H29 2012)

Circulating Book:
Cyberbullying : bullying in the digital age (HV 6773 .K69 2012)

The Wiley handbook of psychology, technology and society
The psychology of interpersonal violence- See Chapter 2 on Cyberbullying
Cyberbullying : approaches, consequences and interventions
Internet addiction : neuroscientific approaches and therapeutical interventions

Keywords for Database Searching:
  • Try copy and pasting one of the exact keyword strings listed below into your search box:
    • cyberbullying OR cyber bullying OR cyber-bullying
    • (internet OR social media OR social networks OR facebook OR twitter OR instagram) AND (addiction OR dependency)