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Domestic Violence: Articles & Databases

Library and Internet resources about domestic violence and family abuse


Use HCC Library's online databases for articles from newspapers, magazines, and journals, and for reports, images (e.g., photographs and charts), and chapters from reference books.    Note: When connecting from off-campus, you will be prompted to log in with your University of Hawai'i username and password.

CQ Researcher

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CQ Researcher
offers topical reports on current issues. The reports are researched and written by experienced journalists and provide background information, pro-con discussions, and descriptions of the current situation.

CQ Researcher report: Domestic Violence

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

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Opposing Viewpoints in Context (OVIC) covers current, often-controversial topics. It contains different viewpoints on issues, pro-con debates, news, articles, and overview information. In addition, there may be graphics, statistics, primary source documents, and biographies. OVIC includes many essays from the Opposing Viewpoints books from Greenhaven Press.

For example, see these issues:

Penn State student holds purple ribbon for victims of child abusePenn State students with a purple ribbon to support victims of abuse, 2011.
Photo by Archie Carpenter. "Penn State Students Show Their Support For Victims In State College." UPI Photo Collection. 2011. Opposing Viewpoints in Context.

SIRS Knowledge Source

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SIRS Knowledge Source (SKS) includes 4 databases: SIRS Issues Researcher, SIRS Government Reporter, SIRS Renaissance, and SIRS WebSelect. All of the articles are full-text. Photos, maps, and links to websites are also available.

For example, start with these SIRS pages:

ProQuest Honolulu Newspapers

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Peter-Boy Kema with his grandma
Charges in the disappearance of Peter-Boy Kema were finally brought in 2016, after 19 years.
Photo courtesy of James and Yolanda Acol.
Fujimori, Leila. "Parents Arrested, Charged with Murdering 'Peter Boy'." Honolulu Star-Advertiser.29 Apr. 2016. ProQuest.


Encyclopaedia Britannica ImageQuest is a collection of 3 million photographs and illustrations.
A mother uses a phone booth as she and her baby flee an abusive home.
A young mother uses a public phone as she and her baby flee from an abusive home.
Photo by Jim Varney.."Domestic violence." Photography. Enyclopaedia Britannica ImageQuest.




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