Obtaining a broad overview or background information from books, government documents, and other materials can be found using the USC Libraries catalog. Use search terms such as "civic engagement," "Young volunteers in community development," "civic service, " and "Civics--Study and teaching." These same terms can be used to find multidisciplinary and subject-specific research in the databases described below.
Databases that offer comprehensive coverage of literature from scholarly and non-scholarly sources.
Databases that offer the opportunity to understand and contemplate the implications of policy decisions through the eyes of those most impacted by those decisions and from alternative perspectives.
CHILDREN AND YOUTH
A database for scholarly research on children.
Primary databases for investigating how policy decisions and research problems in society are understood through mass media messaging and the use of language.
These databases cover educational research broadly defined and at all levels, including issues of teaching, learning, and child educational development applied to civic engagement.
Databases that access the literature of disciplines focused on the human condition in practice.
POLITICAL SCIENCE/PUBLIC POLICY
Key databases in the field of political science and related disciplines such as public policy and governmental affairs.
Databases that cover specific social science disciplines that may help locate additional scholarship about the topic your group in investigating.
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