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Subject: Social Work databases

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  • AgeLine   

    Major gerontology indexing database that covers journals, books and reports back to 1978. On the EBSCOhost platform.

  • Behavioral and Mental Health Online   

    Collection of video and text in the area of mental health. Includes clinical mental health demonstrations, therapy sessions, documentaries on the human condition, psychotherapy transcripts, as well client narratives and reference works. On the Alexander Street platform.

  • CQ Almanac   

    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.

  • CQ Magazine (formerly CQ Weekly)   

    Government full-text magazine that covers the activities of the U.S. Congress back to 1983. On the CQPress Electronic Library platform.

  • CQ Researcher plus Archive   

    Current events full-text magazine that provides overview articles on "hot topics" back to 1991. On the CQPress platform.

  • Data and Statistics About the U.S.    UW login not required

    Reference portal that allows searching federal agencies for statistics and links to those agencies. On its own platform.

  • Directory Library (Gale)   

    Full-text directory database that includes national, regional, statewide and international associations. On the Gale platform.

  • Disability in the Modern World   

    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.

  • Diversity Studies (Gale OneFile)   

    The Diversity Studies Collection explores cultural differences, contributions, and influences in the global community. This collection includes more than 2.7 million articles from 150 journals.

  • ERIC [Educational Resources Information Center] (Ebscohost)   

    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.

  • Family and Society Studies Worldwide   

    Major family and human development indexing database that covers journals, books, conference papers, theses and government documents back to 1970. On the EBSCOhost platform.

  • GreenFILE    UW login not required

    Environmental indexing/full-text database that selectively covers journals, magazines and government documents. On the EBSCOhost platform.

  • HeinOnline   

    Law indexing/full-text database that covers journals, session laws, congressional documents and other legal documents. On the HeinOnline platform.

  • Human Rights Studies Online   

    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.

  • iPoll   

    A database containing public opinion survey data collected by Roper.

  • JSTOR (Journal Storage Archive)   

    Multidisciplinary eJournal platform that provides complete back runs of journals in the following licensed collections: Arts & Sciences I-IV and VII, Life Sciences, Plant Sciences, Current Scholarship and Early Journal Content. On the JSTOR platform.

  • Legislative Insight   

    Political science full-text database collection that includes government publications generated in the course of congressional lawmaking. On the ProQuest platform.

  • LGBTQ+ Source   

    Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender indexing/full-text database that covers journal, magazine and newspaper articles. On the EBSCOhost platform.

  • Opposing Viewpoints (Gale in Context)   

    Current events full-text database the collects materials (articles, reference books, media) on controversial issues. On the Gale In Context platform.

  • Oxford Reference   

    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   

    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.

  • ProQuest Congressional   

    Political science full-text database collection that includes congressional publications back to 1789. On the ProQuest platform.

  • PsycArticles (APA)   

    Psychology indexing/full-text database that includes the American Psychology Association eJournals. On the EBSCOhost platform.

  • Psycinfo (APA)   

    Major psychology indexing database that covers journals, books, and dissertations back to the 1800s. On the EBSCOhost platform.

  • PsycTests (APA)   

    Psychology indexing/full-text database that includes the American Psychology Association tests and measures. On the EBSCOhost platform.

  • PubMed    UW login not required

    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   

    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   

    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)    UW login not required

    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   

    Database providing information on demographics, marketing, consumer behavior and lifestyle segmentation, product usage, 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). Data packages include US Census data back to 1980, ConneXions, Consumer Buying Power, D&B Company Data, EASI, FBI Uniform Crime Reporting, FinancialCLOUT, MRI Consumer Survey, Neilsen, PRIZM, P$YCLE, Retail Market Power, SimmonsLOCAL, and more. Supports creation of reports and maps that can be exported in a variety of formats, including shapefiles. Access limited to 3 simultaneous users.

  • Social Explorer   

    Interactive visual interface for analysis of census data and demographic information about the United States, from 1790 to the present.

  • Social Sciences Citation Index   

    Social science indexing database covering journal articles and citation information back to 1956. Part of Web of Science on the Web of Knowledge platform.

  • Social Sciences Premium Collection   

    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 Services Abstracts   

    Social work indexing database that covers journals, theses and book reviews back to 1979. On the ProQuest platform.

  • Social Work Abstracts   

    Major social work indexing database that covers journal articles back to 1965. On the EBSCOhost platform.

  • Social Work Online   

    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.

  • Social Work Reference Center   

    Social Work Reference Center is an information resource for social workers and mental health professionals. It covers a wide array of topics such as adolescent health, aging, end-of-life care, clinical social work, and diversity.

  • Sociological Abstracts   

    Major sociology indexing database that covers journals, books, theses and conference papers back to 1952. On the ProQuest platform.

  • Sociology Database   

    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.

  • Women's Studies International   

    Major women's studies indexing/full-text database that covers journals, books, theses and other formats back to 1972. On the EBSCOhost platform.


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