Alternative "Career" Guide
ACCESS Resource Guide: An International Directory of Information on War, Peace, and Security. Edited by William H. Kincade and Priscilla B. Hayner. Published by Ballinger Publishing Company, Cambridge, MA, 1988. $14.95 plus $2.50 shipping and handling. Order c/o ACCESS, 1730 M Street, NW, Suite 605, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 785-6630.
Africa: Human Rights Directory & Bibliography. Edited by Laurie S. Wiseberg and Laura Reiner. Published by Human Rights Internet, Harvard Law School, Pound Hall, Room 401, Cambridge, MA 02138, (617) 495-9924. $35.
Alternative America. Compiled, edited and published by Richard Gardner, 1990. Available from Resources, 40 Welles Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02124, $29.95 postage paid. Geographical, name and subject listings for over 12,000 groups, from alternative bookstores and food co-ops to those involved in appropriate technology, health care and women's issues. Especially good for finding progressive groups in your area.
Alternative Press Index. Published by Alternative Press Center, Inc., P.O. Box 33109, Baltimore, MD 21218, (301) 243-3471. A quarterly subject index to articles in 200 alternative and underground magazines and newspapers. Aims to increase access to alternative periodicals.
The Best Political Action Newsletters from Around the Country, Special Issue, Social Policy, Part II, Vol 20, No 3/ Winter 1990. Excerpts, circulation and order information from 53 newsletters in the areas of the workplace, civil rights, environment, policy, health and peace. Published by Social Policy, 25 West 43rd Street, Room 620, New York, NY 10036. $5 per copy.
Black Americans Information Directory 1990-1991. Edited by Darren L. Smith. Detroit: Gale Research Inc., 1990. Includes national, regional, state and local associations, cultural and religious organizations, research centers and studies programs.
Building a New South: A Guide to Southern Justice Organizations. December 1990. Contact New South Directory, 701 Camino Drive, Lexington, KY 40502, (606) 266-7455. Descriptive listings for several hundred social justice and grassroots citizen groups working in Appalachia and the South.
The Complete Guide to Environmental Careers. CEIP Fund, 1989. Published by Island Press, P.O. Box 7, Covelo, CA 95428, 1-800-828-1302. Job outlook, salary level, volunteer, internship, and entry requirement information in the fields of environmental protection, natural resource management, planning, and environmental education and communications. $24.95.
Consumer Sourcebook. Sixth edition, 1990-91. Edited by Robert Wilson. Published by Gale Research Inc., Book Tower, Detroit, MI 48226, (313) 961-2242. A subject guide to approximately 7,000 federal, state and local government agencies; national, regional and grassroots associations and organizations; information centers, clearinghouses, and related consumer resources.
Directory of Bay Area Public Interest Organizations. Third edition, 1987. Published by the Public Interest Clearinghouse, 200 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94102-4978, (415) 565-4695. Lists over 600 groups. $15.
The Directory of Legal Aid and Defender Offices. Published by the National Legal Aid and Defender Association, 1625 K Street, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20006, (202) 452-0620.
Directory of Organizations Interested in People with Disabilities. Published by People-To-People Committee for the Handicapped, 1111 20th Street, NW, Suite 660, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 653-5007; (1986). 100 organizational listings.
Directory of Private Fair Housing Organizations. Clearinghouse Publication 87, April 1986, by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC 20425, (202) 376-8128.
Directory of Puerto Rican Organizations. Second edition, 1988. Published by the National Puerto Rican Coalition, 1700 K Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20006, (202) 223-3915. Describes national, state and local organizations identified as Puerto Rican or as serving the Puerto Rican community throughout the U.S. $3.
A Directory of Public Interest Law Centers. Published in June 1990 by the Alliance for Justice, 1601 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20009, (202) 332-3224. Listings for 185 public interest law centers. $4.
Encyclopedia of Associations of 1990. Edited by Deborah M. Burek, Karin E. Koek and Annette Novallo. Updated each year. Detroit: Gale Research Inc.
Finding Co-ops: A Resource Guide and Directory. Available from the National Cooperative Business Association, 1401 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20005-2160, (202) 638-6222. (1984) $4.95. Listings divided by type, sector, and state.
The Foundation Directory. Updated annually. Published by the Foundation Center of New York, 888 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019.
Good Works: A Guide to Careers in Social Change. Fourth edition, 1985. Edited by Jessica Cowan. Published by Barricade Books, 61 Fourth Avenue, New York, NY 10003. Profiles over 800 public interest organizations nationwide, listing each group's goals, recent activities, staff size, salaries, internship and volunteer opportunities and contact information.
The Grant Seeker's Guide. Third edition, 1989. Edited by Jill R. Shellow and Nancy C. Stella for the National Network of Grantmakers. Published by Moyer Bell Limited, Colonial Hill/RFD 1, Mount Kisco, NY 10549. Describes hundreds of national, regional and local grantmaking organizations. $24.95.
Grassroots Peace Directory, 1988 and 1989. Published by Topsfield Foundation, Inc., and ACCESS: A Security Information Service. Order c/o ACCESS, 1730 M Street, NW, Suite 605, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 785-6630. A computer-based directory of information on religious and secular groups working in the areas of peace, disarmament and international security. Ten regional volumes cover the nation. $7.50-13.50 depending on region.
Great Careers: The Fourth of July Guide to Careers, Internships, and Volunteer Opportunities in the Nonprofit Sector. 1990. Edited by Devon Smith. Published by Garrett Park Press, P.O. Box 190W, Garrett Park, MD 20896. Thoroughly reviews opportunities, organizations and resources in such areas as the environment and renewable energy, animal rights, homelessness, social action and people with disabilities. $35.
Guide to Multicultural Resources. Published by Praxis Publications, Inc., 416 Memphis Avenue, Madison, WI 53714, (608) 244-5633; (1989). $58. Lists minority and multicultural organizations and associations involved with the Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American communities.
Healthy Harvest III: A Directory of Sustainable Agriculture and Horticulture Organizations, 1989-90. Published by Potomac Valley Press, 1424 16th Street, NW, #105, Washington, DC 20036. 1,000 entries, with geographic and subject indexes and organizational contacts.
Human Rights Directory: Eastern Europe and the USSR. Published by Human Rights Internet, 1987. $30.
Human Rights Directory: Latin America and the Caribbean. Laurie S. Wiseberg, Guadalupe Lopez and Sarah Meselson, eds. Published by Human Rights Internet, 1990. $50.
Human Rights Directory: Western Europe. Edited by Laurie Wiseberg and Hazel Sirett. Published by Human Rights Internet, 1982. $30.
The International Directory of Little Magazines and Small Presses. 25th edition, 1989-90. Len Fulton, Editor. Published by Dustbooks, P.O. Box 100, Paradise, CA 95967; (1989). $23.95.
Minority Organizations: A National Directory. Third edition, 1987. Published by Garrett Park Press, P.O. Box 190C, Garrett Park, MD 20896-0190, (301) 946-2553. Guide to Black, Hispanic, Asian and Native American organizations, listing over 7,700 professional and trade groups, and historical/cultural organizations. $40 ($36 prepaid).
NAAO Directory. Second edition, 1990. Published by the National Association of Artists' Organizations, 1007 D Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002, (202) 544-0660. Lists member and service organizations, members of the National Alliance of Media Arts Centers, literary arts centers, the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts network, state and regional arts agencies and selected foundations. $12.95.
The NAPIL Directory of Public Interest Legal Internships, 1989-90. Published by the National Association for Public Interest Law, 1666 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 424, Washington, DC 20009, (202) 462-0120. Contains employers listings and student evaluations for over 150 groups.
NASCO Guide to Cooperative Careers. Sharon Pedersen, Editor. Published by North American Students of Cooperation, P.O. Box 7715, Ann Arbor, MI 48107, (313) 663-0889. $4. A brief look at jobs within individual cooperative sectors, with resource organizations and associations providing career training and education.
National Directory of Safe Energy Organizations. Compiled by Ken Bossong. Published March 1989 by Public Citizen Critical Mass Energy Project, 215 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20003, (202) 546-4996. $5.
New Careers: A Directory of Jobs and Internships in Technology and Society. Third edition, 1990. Edited by Rachel Helfand. Student Pugwash USA, 1638 R Street, NW, Suite 32, Washington, DC 20009, (202) 328-6555. $10 for students; $18 all others, plus $2 postage and handling.
1987 Directory of State and Local Consumer Organizations. Published by Consumer Federation of America, 1424 16th Street, NW, Suite 604, Washington, DC 20036. $5.
1991 Conservation Directory. Published by the National Wildlife Federation, 1400 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-2266, (703) 790-4000. Updated annually. Lists organizations, agencies and officials concerned with natural resources. $18 per copy, plus $3.95 shipping charge.
North American Human Rights Directory. Edited by Laurie Wiseberg and Hazel Sirett. Published by Human Rights Internet, 1984. Surveys over 500 organizations in the U.S. and Canada active in human rights. $30.
Peace Resource Book, 1988-89. Edited by Carl Conetta. From the Institute for Defense & Disarmament Studies. Published by Ballinger Publishing Co., 54 Church Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138-3730. A comprehensive guide to issues, groups and literature, with national, state and zipcode ordered lists and a guide to peace-related literature. $17.95 includes postage and handling.
Progressive Periodicals Directory. Second edition, 1989. Published by Progressive Education, P.O. Box 120574, Nashville, TN 37212. Contains reviews and details on some 600 national social concerns magazines, newsletters and newspapers. $8 for individuals, $16 for institutions.
The Public Interest Handbook: A Guide to Legal Careers in Public Interest Organizations. Geoffrey Kaiser and Barbara Mule. Published by Locust Hill Press, P.O. Box 260, West Cornwall, CT 06796. (1987) $29.95.
Public Interest Profiles 1988-1989. The Foundation for Public Affairs, 1988. Published by Congressional Quarterly Books. Files on over 2,500 public interest groups, including statement of purpose, funding information, and effectiveness and political orientation according to press clips.
Research Centers Directory 1990. Edited by Peter D. Dresser and Karen Hill. Detroit: Gale Research Inc. Covers research units in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Private and Public Policy, Social and Cultural Studies, and Multidisciplinary and Coordinating Centers.
Third World Resources Directories. Edited by Thomas P. Fenton and Mary J. Heffron. Published by Orbis Books. To order contact DataCenter, 464 19th Street, Oakland, CA 94612, (415) 835-4692. Organizations, printed and audovisual resources for Latin America and Caribbean (1986), Asia and the Pacific (1987), Food, Hunger, Agribusiness (1986), Women in the Third World (1987), Africa (1987) and the Middle East (1988). $9.95 each.
Who's Involved in Hunger: An Organization Guide. Fourth edition, 1985. Edited by Patricia L. Kutzner and Nickola Lagoudakis. Published by World Hunger Education Service, 1317 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 269-1075. Lists 400 organizations in the U.S. working on hunger issues. $6.
Women's Organizations: A National Directory. Edited by Martha Merrill Doss. Published in 1986 by Garrett Park Press, P.O. Box 190, Garrett Park, MD 20896, (301) 946-2553. Lists and briefly describes approximately 2,000 national and local groups, including networking groups, women's centers and research organizations dealing with women's issues. $25 ($22.50 postpaid).
World Directory of Environmental Organizations. Third edition, September 1989. Thaddeus C. Trzyna, ed. Published by the California Institute for Public Affairs, P.O. Box 189040, Sacramento, CA 95818, (916) 442-2472. A handbook of 2,100 national and international organizations and programs concerned with protecting the earth's resources. $35 plus $2 handling.
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