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Gun Violence Prevention Resources: A Guide

Created for the 2018 SOPHE Advocacy Summit

Newspaper Articles

Journal articles about gun violence

Bess, K. D., Speer, P. W., & Perkins, D. D. (2012). Ecological contexts in the development of coalitions for youth violence prevention: An organizational network analysis. Health Educ Behav, 39(5), 526-537. doi:10.1177/1090198111419656

Christoffel KK. (2007). Firearm injuries: epidemic then, endemic now. Am J Public Health, 97(4), 626-629.Holly, C., Porter, S., Kamienski, M., & Lim, A. (2018).

Holly, C., Porter, S., Kamienski, M., & Lim, A. (2018). School-based and community-based gun safety educational strategies for injury prevention. Health Promotion Practice, , 1524839918774571. doi:10.1177/1524839918774571 [doi]

Jain, S., & Cohen, A. K. (2013). Fostering resilience among urban youth exposed to violence: A promising area for interdisciplinary research and practice. Health Educ Behav, 40(6), 651-662. doi:10.1177/1090198113492761

Jernigan, D. H. (2010). The DeMarco factor: Interview with a health policy advocate. Health Promotion Practice, 11(3), 306-309. doi:10.1177/1524839910366377 [doi]

Kalesan, B., Lagast, K., Villarreal, M., Pino, E., Fagan, J., & Galea, S. (2017). School shootings during 2013-2015 in the USA. Injury Prevention : Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention, 23(5), 321-327. doi:10.1136/injuryprev-2016-042162 [doi]

Lewis, R., LoCurto, J., Brown, K., Stowell, D., Maryman, J., Dean, A., . . . Siwierka, J. (2016). College students opinions on gun violence. Journal of Community Health, 41(3), 482-487. doi:10.1007/s10900-015-0118-x

Schwebel, D. C., Lewis, T., Simon, T. R., Elliott, M. N., Toomey, S. L., Tortolero, S. R., . . . Schuster, M. A. (2014). Prevalence and correlates of firearm ownership in the homes of fifth graders: Birmingham, AL, Houston, TX, and Los Angeles, CA. Health Educ Behav, 41(3), 299-306. doi:10.1177/1090198113512126

Effective Gun Violence Search Terms

Assault weapons
Background checks
Concealed carry laws
Federal Assault Weapon Ban
Firearm background checks
Firearm legislation
Firearms and crime
Firearms ownership -- United States
Gun control
Gun control policy
Gun rights
Gun violence
Handgun control
School shootings
Second amendment rights
Stand Your Ground

Licensed Databases


 Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. (2012). Contagion of Violence: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

Books on Gun Control

OCLC Worldcat list on Gun control created by the American Library Association. The list includes titles intended for high school and older. Entries link to the WorldCat record for the print title in most cases.

Search terms that might be used in local catalogs include:

  • Arms sales
  • Assault weapons--Law and legislation
  • Concealed carry of firearms
  • Concealed carry of firearms--Law and legislation
  • Firearms
  • Firearms and crime--United States
  • Firearms--Law and legislation
  • Firearms ownership
  • Gun control--United States
  • Mass shootings
  • School shootings
  • United States. Constitution. 2nd Amendment
  • Violent crimes

Hemenway, D. (2004). Gun-related injuries and death-other gun related crimes.   Private guns, public health, new ed. (pp. 61). Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan.

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