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Sociology / Social Sciences
1975 - present
Academic Search Premier is a multidisciplinary database that provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including approximately 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. A total of 8,500 journals are index...
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International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
1981 - present
The IBSS indexes the information contained in over 2,600 social sciences journals and 6,000 books each year. Coverage includes both core and specialized material from over 100 countries in more tha...
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Scopus is a multidisciplinary abstract and citation database that covers science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities.
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Social Work Abstracts
1977 - present
Social Work Abstracts contains citations and abstracts to articles from more than 450 journals in the areas of the social work profession, theory and practice, areas of service, social issues, and ...
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SocINDEX with Full Text (EBSCO)
SocINDEX with Full Text includes full text for 397 "core coverage" sociology journals dating back to 1908 and 150 "priority coverage" journals. It also includes full text for more than 720 books an...
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1952 - present
The Sociological Abstracts database indexes and abstracts 2,000 worldwide journals in sociology. Relevant dissertations have been added since 1986. Also included is the Social Planning Policy and D...
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Web of Science
Arts & Humanities, 1975 to present; Science, 1900 to present; 1965 - for Science; Social Sciences, 1900 to present; Conferences, 1990 to present
The Web of Science is a combination of three databases: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts & Humanities Citation Index and Conference Proceedings Citation Index (...
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Alternative Press Index and Alternative Press Index Archive (combined)
The combined search of Alternative Press Index and Alternative Press Index Archive includes entries from more than 300 alternative, radical, and left publications. Subjects covered include social a...
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America : History and Life
1910 - present
America : History and Life indexes and abstracts more than 1700 social science and humanities journals in the field of United States and Canadian history. (See Historical Abstracts for non-North Am...
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American History in Video
1890s - 1980s
At completion, American History in Video will include 2,000 total hours of streaming video content. More than half will be contemporaneous video from the 1890s to the 1980s. The early newsreels, in...
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American Indian Experience
"Pre-contact" - present
The American Indian Experience is a portal and full-text online library of more than 150 titles; hundreds of primary documents and images, including treaties, speeches, traditional tales, and capti...
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Founded in 1932, Annual Reviews provides a comprehensive resource for researchers in forty disciplines, including biological, physical, life, and social sciences. The dates covered varies, dependin...
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19th Century - present
Anthropological Literature is a comprehensive, international resource for the fields of anthropology, archaeology, and related interdisciplinary research. It offers more than 500,000 citations from...
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Anthropology Online brings together a wide range of written ethnographies, field notes, seminal texts, memoirs, and contemporary studies, covering human behavior the world over. It will grow to bec...
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APA Style Guide to Electronic References
This guide (in PDF format) is adapted from the 6th edition Publication Manual of the APA; up-to-date guide to formatting electronic references in APA Style. Outlines key elements for referencing el...
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ATLA Religion Database with ATLA Serials
1908 - present
The ATLA Religion Database (formerly ATLA Religion Index) indexes more than 600 of the leading journals in the field of religion and theology. The index also includes essays from multi-author works...
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Black Studies In Video
20th - 21st Century
Black Studies in Video, the latest addition to Alexander Street Press’s award-winning black studies portfolio, brings together seminal documentaries, powerful interviews, and previously unavailable...
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Black Thought and Culture
1700 - present
This collection contains approximately 100,000 pages of non-fiction writings from the past 250 years by over 1,000 American black leaders, including artists, politicians, religious leaders, athlete...
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C-Span Video Library
1987 - present
Videos and transcripts of C-Span programs; includes public affairs programming, Congressional proceedings, news conferences, BookTV non-fiction author talks and interviews, and more. Contains every...
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CABI CAB Abstracts (Agriculture & Veterinary)
1910 - present
CAB Abstracts a comprehensive database of the applied life sciences. The subject matter covers agriculture, agricultural economics, animal breeding and disease, biotechnology, dairy science, entomo...
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This journal database covers subjects in the humanities and social sciences, representing primarily French and Francophone scholarly publications. Since February 2006, the National Library of Franc...
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Census of Agriculture (US)
The Census of Agriculture, taken every five years, is a complete count of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. Any person with estimated or expected annual sales of agricultural ...
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This is the most comprehensive bibliographic resource for information about Mexican-American topics and the only specialized database for Chicano reference. It identifies, in one place, all types o...
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Communication & Mass Media Complete (CMMC)
CMMC incorporates CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other journals to crea...
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Corpus de Littérature Francophone de l'Océan Indien du 18e Siecle aux Independances
18th Century - 1960 (or death of authors)
This Corpus gives access, as completely as possible, to the whole of Francophone written and oral literature from the Indian Ocean, from the origins (18th century) to Independence (1960, or death o...
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CQ Researcher (Current Issues)
November 1991 - present
CQ Researcher contains weekly in-depth reports that cover the most current and controversial issues of the day. Reports are written by experienced journalists on such topics as: health, social tren...
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Data Citation Index
1900 - present
The Data Citation Index provides a single point of access to quality research data from repositories across disciplines and around the world. Through linked content and summary information, this da...
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EconLit indexes and abstracts more than 300 scholarly English language journals, dissertations, working papers, and books in the field of economics. Also included are the full-text of book reviews ...
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Eldis Gateway to Development Information
Eldis is a database and email service of information on international development. It features an ever-growing library of editorially selected and abstracted online documents, and an organisational...
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Encyclopedia of Communication Theory
Searchable, browsable, and with more than 300 entries, this work provides a comprehensive overview of communication theories based in a variety of disciplines. Current descriptions of theories are ...
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Essential Science Indicators
Ten year rolling file - present
Essential Science Indicators is a database for identifying emerging research areas and the influential individuals, institutions, papers, publications, and countries in a field of study. It compile...
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1960 - present
Ethnic NewsWatch (ENW) features newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press, providing researchers access to essential, often overlooked perspectives. With titles dating fr...
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Ethnographic Video Online, Volume 1
20th - 21st Century
A comprehensive online resource for the visual study of human culture and behavior and the largest, most affordable streaming video collection of its kind, Ethnographic Video Online contains more t...
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European Sources Online (ESO)
1990s - present
European Sources Online (ESO) is an online database which provides access to information on the institutions and activities of the European Union, the countries, regions and other international org...
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Family & Society Studies Worldwide
1970 - present
Family & Society Studies Worldwide provides comprehensive coverage of research, policy, and practice literature in the fields of Family Science, Human Ecology, Human Development, and Social Welfare...
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FedStats provides access to the statistics found in the publications of more than United States federal government 100 agencies. Searches on FedStats provide direct links to federal agency statisti...
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Filmakers Library Online
1970s to 2011 (approximately)
Interdisciplinary resource of over 1,000 issue-based documentaries and independent films from the U.S. and other countries. Topics include: race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and ...
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1970 - present
GenderWatch is a gender, women, and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) issues database with thousands of English-language full-text articles from over 200 magazines, academic journals, ...
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1973 - present
GEOBASE is a multidisciplinary database of indexed, research literature on the earth sciences, including geology, human and physical geography, environmental sciences, oceanography, geomechanics, a...
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GeoData@Wisconsin provides direct download access to Wisconsin geospatial data collected and archived by the Robinson Map Library at UW-Madison. Datasets from state, county, and local government pr...
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Google Scholar enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of researc...
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H-Net Reviews in the Humanities and Social Sciences
1994 - to date
H-Net Reviews publishes reviews of books and multimedia materials. While the focus is on history, many reviews of current and contemporary topics are also included. Reviews are written by academic ...
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Harper's Bazaar Archive
1940 - present
When completed this database will cover the entire run of Harper's Bazaar magazine, a fashion, arts, and culture authority from 1867 to the present. Scanned in full color and including monthly upda...
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1955 - present
Historical Abstracts indexes and abstracts information in world history and the related social sciences and humanities, excluding the U.S. and Canada. (See America: History and Life for U.S. and Ca...
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Hmong Cultural Center
1996 - present
Web site of the Hmong Cultural Center located in Saint Paul, Minn. whose mission is to promote the personal development of children, youth, and adults through Hmong cultural education while providi...
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Drawn from the special collections of libraries here at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, SUNY-Buffalo, Duke University, Northwestern University, and others, the Independent Voices project pro...
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1990 - present
Indiastat.com provides socio-economic statistical data primarily from Indian government sources in electronic formats (both HTML and Excel files). Data includes statistics on demographics, health, ...
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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
Dates Vary; ICPSR was founded in 1962
ICPSR maintains and provides access to a large archive of quantitative social science data for research and instruction. The ICPSR data holdings contain around 5000 studies and 50,000 files coverin...
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International African Bibliography Online
1971 - present
The International African Bibliography (IAB) is an essential resource for all those working in the field of African studies, providing a current awareness service of the latest books, articles and ...
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International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences
The International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences is a fully revised and updated second edition of the 2001 publication. It includes nearly 4000 articles curated by 71 section edit...
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International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences
The all-new International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences contains nearly 3,000 new articles contributed by thousands of international scholars and several Nobel Prize winners, including Roger ...
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International Index to Black Periodicals Full Text (IIBPFT)
1998 - present
IIBP Full Text includes current and selective retrospective bibliographic citations and abstracts from more than 150 scholarly and popular journals, newspapers and newsletters from the United State...
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1935 - present
The iPOLL Databank at the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research is a full-text, question-level retrieval system for United States public opinion back to 1935. Through subject, word, organization...
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J. Willard Hurst Collection
1932 - 1997
The J. Willard Hurst Collection details the career of the man commonly identified as the father of modern American legal history. The collection includes Hursts personal outlines and notes; course ...
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Joint Publications Research Service Reports (JPRS)
1957 - 1995
The Joint Publications Research Service was a U.S. government organization established in 1957 to supply government agencies with translations of unclassified foreign documents consisting of the fo...
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JSTOR: The Scholarly Journal Archive
JSTOR is a full-text journal database which provides access to more than 1,200 titles in the fields of African-American studies, anthropology, architecture, Asian studies, biological sciences, bota...
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1982 - present
The Left Index provides indexing to "the diversity of literature on the left, with a primary emphasis on politically and culturally engaged scholarship inside and outside the academy and a secondar...
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LGBT Thought and Culture
LGBT Thought and Culture is an online resource hosting the key works and archival documentation of LGBT political and social movements throughout the 20th century and into the present day. The coll...
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Liberation Journals Index
1931 - 1970
The Liberation Journals Index is an analytic, searchable, online index covering the interwar Pan-African periodicals La Revue du Monde Noir, Légitime Défense, L’Étudiant Noir, the wartime Tropiques...
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London Low Life
Taking as its subject Victorian London, the content ranges from salacious ‘swell’s guides’ to scandalous broadsides and subversive posters, the material sold and exchanged on London’s bustling thor...
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Mass Observation Online
1937 to 1967
Source Library: Special Collections, University of Sussex. Mass Observation Online makes available original manuscript and typescript papers created and collected by the British Mass Observation or...
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National Criminal Justice Reference Service Virtual Library
1970's - present
The NCJRS Virtual Library contains summaries of more than 225,000 publications on criminal justice, including federal, state, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles...
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North China Herald (1850-1926)
The English North China Herald is the prime English-language source for the history of the foreign presence in China from around 1850 to the 1940s. It was published in Shanghai. As the official jou...
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Opposing Viewpoints in Context
1990 - present
Opposing Viewpoints in Context draws on the acclaimed social issues series published by Greenhaven Press, as well as core reference content from other Gale and Macmillan Reference USA sources to pr...
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Oxford African American Studies Center
1619 - present
The Oxford African American Studies Center provides access to more than 7,500 articles by top scholars in the field. The core content includes several reference works with print counterparts - Afri...
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Oxford Bibliographies Online: Geography
The Geography module from Oxford Bibliographies Inline (OBO) provides a means to navigate through the vast amounts of books, publications, and other materials from across the discipline from the la...
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PAIS (Public Affairs)
1972 - present
Public Affairs Information Service indexes more than 900 journals; books; government documents; statistical compilations; committee reports; directories; serials; reports of public, intergovernment...
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Periodicals Archive Online
1802 - 2000
An online archive of digitized, full-image journal articles, Periodicals Archive Online provides access to hundreds of scholarly journals. Coverage is international and includes a wide range of sch...
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Perry-Castañeda Library Online Map Collection - University of Texas at Austin
1900 - present
The Perry Casteñeda Library Map Collection provides online access to digital versions of all Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) reference and thematic maps. Army Map Service (AMS) topographic map se...
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Philanthropic Studies Index (PSI)
1991 - present
The Philanthropic Studies Index indexes books and periodical articles about the field of philanthropy. (Updated quarterly)
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PIO: Periodicals Index Online
Late 18th Century - 1996
The PIO database contains citations for more than 3,500 social science and humanities journals published in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, and Germany. There are occasional abs...
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Polling the Nations
1986 - present
Polling the Nations is a compilation of questions and responses from more than 14,000 national, state, local and special surveys in the U.S. and more than 80 other countries. The surveys contain in...
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POPLINE (POPulation information onLINE)
1973 - present
The POPLINE database on reproductive health provides more than 360,000 citations with abstracts to scientific articles, reports, books, and unpublished reports in the field of population, family pl...
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Popular Culture in Britain and America
Original primary sources on society, music, politics, fashion and youth culture from 1950 to 1975. Photos, video, music, fanzines, magazines, press kits, ads and other archival material from the ti...
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Project Muse provides full text access to more than 300 humanities and social science journals from various publishers. Disciplines covered include art, anthropology, literature, film, theatre, his...
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ProQuest Statistical Insight
1973 - present
Statistical Insight contains abstracting and indexing data for more than 5,000 federal statistical publications per year from 1973 to the present contained in ASI (American Statistics Index). Stati...
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PsycINFO (Psychological Abstracts)
1800s - present
This database from the American Psychological Association (APA) contains more than three million citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations and technical repor...
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1910 - present
PsycTESTS is a research database from the American Psychological Association (APA) that provides access to more than 8,000 psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments as w...
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Race Relations Abstracts (EBSCO)
1975 - to date
Race Relations Abstracts includes citations and summaries of journal articles covering essential areas related to race relations, including ethnic studies, discrimination, immigration studies, and ...
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Recollection Wisconsin is an expanding digital collection featuring thousands of historic photos, postcards, maps, letters, diaries, books, artifacts, oral histories and other digital collections f...
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Repositorio CEACS (Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Ciencias Sociales)
The CEACS repository includes the publications of the Center for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences from the Institute Juan March. So far, the CEACS Repository includes doctoral theses, CEACS work...
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Sage Research Methods Collection
A combination of five reference works designed to equip researchers with skills to evaluate and improve the way they conduct research and model results: Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics, ...
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Sloan Network Archive (Work and Family Researchers Network)
The Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) carries on the legacy of the Sloan Work and Family Research Network. The Sloan Network had been the premier online destination for work and family res...
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Social Explorer is an online research tool designed to provide quick and easy access to current and historical U.S. census data and demographic information. The easy-to-use web interface lets users...
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Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social ...
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Socialism on Film
early 20th century to the 1980s
Sourced from the British Film Institute (BFI), this collection of documentary, newsreel and feature films reveals the world as seen by Soviet, Chinese, Vietnamese, East European, and Latin American...
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Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics Online
The Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics has been compiled by the Utilization of Criminal Justice Statistics Project since 1973. Ann L. Pastore and Kathleen Maguire are co-directors of the Uti...
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1800 - present
The SPORTDiscus with Full Text database covers both serial and monographic literature in the following areas of sport: recreation; exercise physiology; sports medicine; coaching; physical fitness; ...
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Statistical Abstract of the United States 2013- (via ProQuest)
dates vary, to present
This tool is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of...
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Studies on Women and Gender Abstracts
1993 - present
Studies on Women and Gender Abstracts provides paragraph-long summaries of articles in a variety of English-language journals from around the world. The articles focus on education, employment, wom...
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U.S. Census Bureau
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1892 - present
The Vogue Archive database of fashion, style, and design includes searchable content of every page of every issue of American Vogue from 1892 forward. More than 400,000 high-resolution pages includ...
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1960 - present
GetFacts, formerly WISSTAT, contains thousands of demographic and economic variables for the state of Wisconsin, its counties and smaller communitites. The sources of the data include the U.S. Cens...
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Women's Magazine Archive
1846 - 2005
This database provides searchable access to the complete archives of leading women's interest magazines, dating from the 19th century through to the 21st. Comprised of 2 collections (Archive 1 and ...
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Women's Studies International
1972 - present
Women's Studies International indexes women's studies, women's issues, and gender-focused books, book chapters, journal and magazine articles, dissertations, and reports from throughout the world, ...
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World Bank Data
The World Bank Group provides free online access to its comprehensive set of data on living standards around the globe--some 2,000 indicators, including hundreds that go back 50 years. The data is ...
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Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
1975 - present
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts is a combination and continuation of two older databases, Political Science Abstracts (1975-2000) and ABC POL SCI (1984-2000). The new resource provides citati...
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