Answered By: Susan Cassidy
Last Updated: Jun 29, 2016     Views: 44

The library has lots of resources on child abuse.

You should start any research project with some background reading. I recommend going to the library's Find Articles page, and search "child abuse" in Issues and Controversies (within the Facts on File Databases) and the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Once you have narrowed your topic, you can use the Gale Databases and the EBSCO databases, or look at our Find Articles research guide for articles on more specific aspects of your topic. 

You can also search the WorldCat @MJC library catalog for books on your topic. We have lots of eBooks that you can use from any Internet linked computer, as well as print books. Try "Child Abuse" as a subject heading. 

A good place to find local information is in the Modesto Bee (which you can access through our Access World News database) and the websites of local agencies. Examples are the Sierra Vista Child & Family Services and the Stanislaus County Community Services Agency Children's Services web pages. Additionally, the web site of the California Attorney General has information on relevant laws. 

Let us know if you need additional assistance.

Susan Cassidy

Adjunct Librarian