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Approximately 15% of global population is affected by mental health issues including anxiety and depression, substance abuse, and suicide (Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, 2017). Mental health issues are often stigmatized and result in social exclusion and disproportionate exposure to other risks. Mental health care heavily relies on expensive medications and therapy while innovative treatments are limited. In the United States, dissolution of mental health care systems parallels the rise in homelessness and incarceration rates. This challenge therefore addresses the causes and consequences of mental health issues while promoting greater well-being for all.

Getting Started

Reference resources provide a starting point for your research projects.

Credo Reference

Credo Reference provides hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, and more in one place. Below is a sample of keyword searches in Credo Reference related to mental health.

Reference books

Call Numbers and Subject Headings

You can use the list of call numbers and subject headings below as keyword searches in our catalog and databases, or you can go to these sections of the library to find books on these topics.

  • BF1-990: Psychology
  • RA790-790.95: Mental health. Mental illness prevention.


Books from Lane Library

All books in this list are located in the Franzen Center on Floor 3A.

Search terms for additional books in Lane Library’s catalog:

Discovery Search: Search Lane Library’s books, ebooks, and articles in one place.

Books from other libraries

WorldCat: Search for books not available at Lane Library and borrow from other libraries for free through interlibrary loan.



The following databases are useful places to search for criminal justice-related articles. Contact a librarian if you would like more information on how to search for articles on your specific topic.

  • Academic Search Complete: Wide range of academic disciplines, including for scholarly and popular journals.
  • BioOne: Full-text journals in biology, ecology, and environmental science.
  • JSTOR– Full-text archive of scholarly journals in the arts and sciences. Issues from the past three to five years may not be available.
  • New York Times: Access to news and archival content from NY Times. If you run into a paywall, here is more information on how to sign up.
  • ProQuest Social Science Journals: Social science topics.
  • PsycInfo: Behavioral science and related disciplines.
  • PubMed: Citations for biomedical literature, with links to full-text content when available.

Get articles from other libraries

If you cannot find a full-text version of the article you need, request it through interlibrary loan. Interlibrary loan is a free service that allows you to borrow books and articles from other libraries. Find answers to frequently asked questions about ILL here.

Government Sources, Statistics, and Websites

Government sources


  • CIA World Factbook : Background information on each country in the world.
  • Gallup polls: Public opinion polls regularly conducted on political, social, and economic issues.
  • ProQuest Statistical Abstracts: Over 1400 indexed tables of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
  • US Census Bureau: Access to data from federal surveys and censuses.
  • World Almanac: Annual book with political, economic, scientific, and educational statistics. / Lane Library AY67 .N5 W7.


Schumacher, Karlyn

Access Services Librarian Lane Library Departments: Circulation, Interlibrary Loan, Course, Reserves

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