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The Child Abuse Library Online (CALiO™) is the largest online resource library for child maltreatment professionals. CALiO contains professional knowledge, educational materials, full-text publications, and over 21 million keyword-searchable resources. Over 3,600 resources are freely accessible to the public and available to professionals, students, educational institutions, and more. In addition, professionals who work in Children’s Advocacy Centers, their MDT partners, or state chapters can gain access via a login to the full collection of journals and specialty research databases.

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(The CAC login provides access to peer reviewed journals, special research collections, and the ability to search the entire CALiO library.)
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CALiO's Digital Information Librarian Muriel K. Wells has worked at the National Children's Advocacy Center for more than nine years. During that time, she has helped hundreds of CACs find relevant articles and resources to answer their research questions. We decided to ask Muriel a few questions of our own.

Q: Does CALiO only have resources for direct service providers?

A: There are hundreds of resources in CALiO that are helpful to professionals in management, human resources, finance, development, and other areas related to day-to-day operations in CACs. Some examples include two journals related to nonprofit work, Nonprofit Leadership and Management and Voluntary and Nonprofit Sector Quarterly.

Additionally, CALiO provides access to the Foundation Directory Online (FDO) . This amazing resource provides a database of over 140,000 grantmaking foundations in the United States. Included are in-depth profiles of each grantmaker plus inside looks at the grants they've actually made and what they are looking for in funding opportunities. The FDO is located in both the CAC Management and Practices and the Grant Writing Resource Center sections of CALiO.

Q: What is the most underutilized part of CALiO?

A: CALiO’s Special Collections provides a very efficient and easy way to access the most important research on a number of topics including Forensic Interviewing, the NCA Standards for Accreditation, Poly-victimization, Manipulation, CAC Management & Practices, and much more. Just log in to find these resources in the blue Special Collections box. 

Q: What are the top 3 searches on CALiO?

A: The most common subjects searched during the past three months were Best Practices, Forensic Interviewing , and Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking.

Q: Do you have any advice for those new to the Online Library?

A: Users should know that the list under Browse by Topic on the CALiO homepage is not the full list of potential search topics. This is just a frequently searched list. There are hundreds of topics available. 
Still not sure where to look? Muriel Wells is available to assist with CALiO questions or research needs. Click "Ask a Librarian" to start!
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This publication is funded through grant #2016-CI-FX-K002 from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor any of its components, operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse, this publication (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided).
Southern Regional CAC | #justtryingtohelpsomekids | Vol. 1 No. 3: May 2018