Workshops Committee Programs Management Training Series Library Leadership Ohio
Reference in the Social Sciences
Tuesday, September 20,
9:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM

Cuyahoga County Public Library--Administration Building
Electronic Classroom

2111 Snow Road Parma, Ohio


$35 CAMLS Members
$40 Affiliate Members
$70 Non-members
Free for guests/speakers

Deadline: Tuesday, September 13,
Limit: 18
Registered Now: 14
Contact Hours: 3

Fee includes materials only

Social sciences collections are broad and vast and are oftentimes the destination of many research questions. The breadth of this portion of the collection though can overwhelm reference staff seeking answers for their patrons. Learn from an expert and explore the social sciences like never before. This workshop will focus on current issues in education, government, social policy, and nonprofits and philanthropy. Participants will explore government and proprietary databases, encyclopedias, and relevant web sites.

You will gain the skills necessary to be more competent in researching topics in the social sciences


  • Education resources on schools, colleges, home schooling, government programs
  • Anthropology: HRAF
  • Nonprofit resources: FC Search,, 990 Annual Report, FC Homepage,
  • Government resources on legislative history, state sites, and PAIS
  • Law resources on docket and county courts, ORC, and FindLaw
  • Social Policy statistics
  • Other: Syllabus Finder, PsychLit and coverage of some OPLIN databases
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    Audience: All Reference Staff
    Mary Ellen Kollar has been a reference librarian at Cleveland Public Library since 1973. Mrs. Kollar has and MS in L.S. and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University and is currently Social Sciences Department Manager.

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