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  • CQ Almanac  Infomation details about the resource 

    Database containing narrative accounts of every major piece of legislation that lawmakers considered during a congressional session. Arranged thematically, CQ Almanac organizes, distills, and cross-indexes for permanent reference the full year in Congress and in national politics. On the CQPress Electronic Library platform.

  • Disability in the Modern World: History of a Social Movement  Infomation details about the resource 

    Disability in the Modern World will include 150,000 pages of primary sources, supporting materials, and archives, along with 125 hours of video. The content is essential for teaching and research—not only in the growing disciplines of disability history and disability studies, but also in history, media, the arts, political science, education, and other areas where the contributions of the disability community are typically overlooked.

  • ERIC [Educational Resources Information Center] (Ebscohost)  Infomation details about the resource 

    ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) is an authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources. ERIC contains more than 1.6 million records and links to hundreds of thousands of full-text documents. It includes records for a variety of source types, including journal articles, books, conference papers, curriculum guides, policy papers and more. In addition, it provides an education-specific thesaurus that includes controlled vocabulary to help users find what they need.

  • Human Rights Studies Online  Infomation details about the resource 

    Human Rights Studies Online is a research and learning database providing comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide from 1900 to 2010. The collection includes primary and secondary materials across multiple media formats and content types for each selected event, including Armenia, the Holocaust, Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rwanda, Darfur, and more than thirty additional subjects.

  • Oxford Reference  Infomation details about the resource 

    Multidisciplinary reference database that combines sources in archaeology, art, bilingual dictionaries, classical studies, English, history, law, linguistics, literature, media studies, medicine, music, performing arts, philosophy, quotations, religion, science and technology and social sciences. On the Oxford platform. Simultaneous user limit of 5.

  • Policy File Index  Infomation details about the resource 

    Policy File Index is a unique resource for U.S. public policy research in that it grants users access to timely, updated information from over 350 public policy think tanks, nongovernmental organizations, research institutes, university centers, advocacy groups, and other entities. Over 75 public policy topics are covered, from foreign policy to domestic policy. The majority of Policy File Index records link directly to the full-text report, paper, document, or other sources.

  • Popline Infomation details about the resource   

    Population indexing/full-text database that covers journal articles, other scientific and technical publications and grey literature; most published after 2000 are in full-text. Provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development. On the K4Health platform.

  • PubMed Infomation details about the resource   

    Medical indexing/full-text database that provides public access to MEDLINE (see separately) and full-text on PubMed Central and other publisher websites. On the NCBI platform.

  • SAGE Knowledge  Infomation details about the resource 

    Provides access to e-books, reference works, and streaming videos in the subject areas of business & management; counseling & psychotherapy; criminology & criminal justice; education; geography, earth & environmental science; health & social care; media, communication & cultural studies; politics & international relations; psychology; and sociology.

  • Sage Research Methods  Infomation details about the resource 

    Collection of books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos covering the full range of research methods used in the social and behavioral sciences, plus a wide range of methods commonly used in science, technology, medicine, and the humanities. Also includes interactive tools to assist in the planning of research projects and the exploration of methods.

  • Shared State Legislation (Council of State Governments) Infomation details about the resource   

    Database for state policymakers looking for an innovative policy response to an issue they face. The subject matter for Suggested State Legislation is broad and diverse, which is a key to its continued interest, relevancy and staying power. To be considered, a bill must be a public law and must address a policy issue or problem in a new or innovative way. The SSL Committee does not draft legislation for adoption in other states; it only considers bills that have been adopted in at least one state.

  • SimplyAnalytics  Infomation details about the resource 

    A database that provides demographic information, marketing, consumer behavior and lifestyle segmentation, product usage data, health and business listings for the United States at all levels of geography (states, Congressional districts, counties, cities/places, zip codes, census tracts, and block groups). Users can create reports and maps which can be exported including shapefiles. Simultaneous user limit of 3.

  • Social Sciences Premium Collection  Infomation details about the resource 

    This collection provides access to databases covering the international literature in the social sciences, including politics, sociology, social services, anthropology, criminology and education. Featured databases include IBSS, PAIS and Sociological Abstracts. Together, they provide abstracts, indexing and full text coverage of journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, working papers and more, including deep indexing and full text from over 1000 important social science journals.

  • Social Work Online  Infomation details about the resource 

    Social Work Online provides access to recently published social work textbooks, documentaries, clinical demonstration videos, and lectures that illustrate the complex and challenging realities social work students will face as practitioners. The content is structured around twelve of the most important topics in the social work curriculum, most of which are applicable worldwide.

  • Sociology Database  Infomation details about the resource 

    Sociology Database covers the international literature of sociology and social work, including relevant titles from related fields such as social policy, social care, social services, social anthropology, gender studies, gerontology, social psychology and population studies. It includes hundreds of full-text scholarly journals, as well as dissertations and other sources.


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