Griffith Juniors

Below you'll find helpful links for you research.  If you have questions, please ask Mrs. PH.

Search our online library catalog here.

Library Databases 

Library Databases (link takes you to database page)
This is where you can access our databases to research in newspapers, magazines, journals, and other resources for which we pay. I have listed the ones I think will be most helpful, though you can browse them all!

username: jfkchs and password: lancers 

An excellent database to use is, especially when you're still searching:
Search your topic and receive brief reports from multiple
perspectives.  We also have hard copies of the CQ in the 
library on the shelf below the window by the Blue Lab.  
The books are arranged by year.

Gale Databases: 
Instructions: Use the password "lancers" for each of the databases on this link.
Other Resources by Topic *in addition to the databases listed above, try these sources*

Human Trafficking
  1. United Nations Office on Drug and Crime
  2. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops This particular link will take you to the Coalition of Catholic Organizations Against Human Trafficking, but there are many other sources on the USCCB wepage for this topic if you do a general search.  
  3. USCCB Anti-Trafficking Program
  4. FBI Civil Rights page on human trafficking
  5. US Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign on Human Trafficking
  6. US Customs and Immigration Enforcement page on human trafficking
  7. Polaris Project is a non-profit organization whose mission is to eradicate modern slavery (human trafficking)

Racism Obviously this is a huge topic, so you may want to narrow down your searches by looking for things like "racism in America" or "history of racism" or even more narrow like "Black Lives Matter" or similar topics.  You may also want to search for "institutional racism" or "systemic racism" or even "racism and mass incarceration" or include another topic keyword.  This is probably the broadest topic and you will need to be purposeful in your searching to find sources that are relevant and helpful to your topic.  I've given you general search results here, but know there are also 100s of magazine and newspaper articles from credible sources (New York Times, The Atlantic, The Economist, Washington Post, etc) that can help you.
  1. Anti-Defamation League page on racism.  Explore this website as there's a ton of useful information, depending on your focus.
  2. United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner Information on global impacts of racism and the UNOHCHR responses.
  3. Just Facts This is non-profit site that researches and publishes credible and verifiable information about leading public policy issues affecting the world today.
  4. American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) page on human rights and racial justice.  Like the ADL, this website is filled with useful information, so explore other issues related to racial justice that the ACLU deals with.  
Child Abuse
  1.  USCCB page on Child Abuse prevention.  Links on page to other sources within the USCCB website
  2. Child Welfare Information Gateway  Factsheet with information about the legal definitions of child abuse and neglect, includes resources and statistics.  
  3. Childhelp is an international non-profit dedicated to educating people about child abuse and its prevention.  The site has many great resources.
  4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention page on child abuse and neglect.

Gang Violence
  1. Homeboy Industries Founded in 1988 in Los Angeles by Father Greg Boyle and a group of concerned community, Homeboy Industries is the largest and most successful gang intervention and re-entry program in the world.
  2. USCCB page on Criminal Justice and Restorative Justice.  You can do a general search on the USCCB page for 'gangs' but you may have better luck looking at restorative justice.  There are also resources dedicated to gang violence in specific ethnic groups that might be helpful.
  3. FBI page on gangs and Gang Violence
  4. Center for Children and Youth Justice. Non-profit organization whose mission is to create better lives for children and youth through a reformation of the welfare systems in this country.
  5. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention page on gang violence.  If you scroll all the way to the bottom of the page, there is a list of other valuable resources, including factsheets.
  6. US Department of Justice. This is a government bulletin from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention about youth gang violence in the US.  It's an older publication, but still has helpful information.
Teen Homelessness
  1. USCCB page on housing and homelessness.  While this page does not limit to teen homelessness, you can do a general search for 'youth homelessness,' or 'housing and poverty' and search within those results.
  2. National Alliance to End Homelessness. This organization's website provides statistics, information on root causes, and call to action for prevention and elimination of homelessness. This link will take you directly to the page on youth homelessness.
  3. National Coalition for the Homeless.  This organization's website has a wealth of information and link to other sources.  This link will take you directly to the page on youth homelessness.
  4. page on youth homelessness.  This is a governmental website that provides statistics and information on a variety of topics relating to homeless youth, including runaways, family conflict and violence, LGBTQ youth, education, federal programs, and more.
  5. TeenFeed is a local Seattle organization that offers a soup kitchen (among other services) for local homeless youth.  Many resources for you, including ways you can volunteer with the organization.  (side note: this is an amazing organization and you should totally volunteer)
  1. Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services.  This page has a huge list of resources in regards to bullying (some related to refugee and immigrant youth, but not all) that are broken down into sections.
  2. American Psychological Association information on bullying.
  3. page on this issue.  This is a governmental website that provides statistics and information on a variety of topics relating to bullying
  4. Psychology Today. Information on bullying
  5. National Bullying Prevention Center.  This site has resources, a Q&A, resource list, videos, personal stories about bullying, and ways to get involved.
  6. Stomp Out Bullying. Organization dedicated to ending bullying.