Social Justice: Health Care in America


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Encyclopedias and Reference Books

  • Historic documents. Historic annual volumes Ref E 839.5 .H57 1972- (annual volumes on events of the year; current through 2008)

Taft Online Subscriptions

  • Academic Search Premier (Ebsco) Full text access to thousands of journals in all disciplines
  • Health and Wellness Resource Center Full text and images of respected nursing, allied health and medical journals; consumer health magazines; newsletters; pamphlets; newspaper articles; topical overviews; and reference books
  • Opposing Viewpoints Viewpoint articles, reference content, full-text magazines, academic journals, and newspapers, primary source documents, statistics, and links to web sites
  • Newspaper Source Plus Includes more than 860 full-text newspapers. The database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.
  • SIRS Knowledge Source General reference database containing thousands of full-text articles and other resources, including U. S. government documents


  • Alliance for Health Reform (The mission of this non-partisan, non- profit group is to provide unbiased information on American health care system to elected officials and their staffs, journalists, policy analysts and advocates)
  • Gallup Polls on Health Care (Public opinion polls)
  • Global Issues in Context News, perspectives, video, reference, country information, primary source documents, and statistics on issues of global importance
  • Health Care Crisis (Companion site to the PBS program first broadcast in 2000; covers issues of managed care, medicare, the uninsured; features interviews with experts, a health care timeline, glossary of terms, and more)
  • Health Care: The President's Plan (the official White House site)
  • History of Health Care Reform (an interactive timeline from the New York Times, July 19, 2009)
  • An independent, nonpartisan resource on trends in American public opinion. (Sources include the Gallup Poll, the Pew Research Center, and major national newspapers and journals)

Sept. 2009