SWK 378 

Intersections of Agricultural and Social Welfare Systems in Cuba:

Paradigms and Paradoxes

Fall 2012

Instructors:  Lucy Lawrence and Chase Hubbard
Library Support:  Chris Nugent

Basic Info and Books about Cuba:


Statesman's Yearbook

World Data Analyst

Credo Reference Collection

Our Library Catalog

Possible terms to use in a subject search:

                        Cuba politics and government

                        Cuba history and revolution 1959

                        Cuba history 1959 1990

                        Cuba social conditions 21st century

                        Cuba sustainable agriculture

Assignment #1:  Journal Article Review

These databases are good places to find peer-reviewed journal articles:

Academic Search Complete

Proquest Research Library

Social Sciences Full Text

Citing your articles in APA format

Owl, the Purdue University Online Writing Lab
or the Son of Citation Machine.

Assignment #2:  Website Review

Evaluating Web Resources
YouTube tutorial created by the librarians from Wolfgram Memorial Library at Widener University.
The exercise starting at 3.8 minutes is especially useful.

Here are a few general websites for Cuba:

Fodor's Travel Guide (http://www.fodors.com/world/caribbean/cuba/)

From the U.S. State Department (http://www.state.gov/p/wha/ci/cu/)

From the World Bank (http://data.worldbank.org/country/cuba)

From the UN World Health Organization (http://www.who.int/countries/cub/en/)

The organizations listed below deal with international social welfare issues:

Childs Right Information Network
Directory of Development Organizations
World Food Program
OECD:  Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
UNICEF:  The United Nations Children's Fund , statistics on Cuba
United Nations Development Programme
World Health Organisation, Cuba
    see also WHO Country Cooperation Strategy at a Glance, Cuba
National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Social Services in Cuba Report


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Last updated:  September 3, 2012
by Chris Nugent