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Academic Search Complete
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(EBSCOhost) This multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 8,500 publications, including more than 7,300 scholarly journals. This database also offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. Some content goes back as far as 1887. Highly recommended for all academic subjects.

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American History in Video
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A collection of video available online for the study of American history. It contains commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries. A video guide can be found here.

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Black Thought and Culture
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Covers the non-fiction work of leading African Americans, from Colonial times to the present. Includes published non-fiction works, as well as interviews, journal articles, speeches, essays, pamphlets, letters and other fugitive material. Earliest document dates back to 1656.

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CQ Researcher
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Reports on issues in the news. Coverage includes health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Reports are published weekly (1991-present)

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Credo Reference: Religion & Theology
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Credo Reference: Social Sciences
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Streaming videos. Available from off-campus.

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DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals
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This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.

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EconLit
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The American Economic Association’s electronic database. The database contains more than 1,010,900 records from 1969-present. EconLit covers virtually every area related to economics.

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Complete searchable copy of every issue of this respected global news weekly magazine from 1843 to 2011.

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"Ethnographic Video Online is a comprehensive online resource for the study of human culture, behavior and society around the world. The collections contain over 1,300 hours of streaming video, including ethnographic films, documentaries, select feature films, and previously unpublished fieldwork."

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Full text of a variety of reference books covering health, history, business, education, literature, etc. Includes every title in the collection.

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ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research — must create login)
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The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research provides access to social science datasets which can be downloaded by faculty and students for statistical manipulation. For advanced users.

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JSTOR
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Interdisciplinary collection of over 1,000 academic journals. Journals are always included from volume 1, issue 1 and include previous and related titles. The most recently published issues (past 3-5 years) are not available. However, users can search this material and link to other online source for access to content. JSTOR is mobile device friendly.

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LGBT Life with Full Text
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Contains all of the content from the most important and historically significant LGBT journals, magazines and regional newspapers, as well as more than full-text monographs and books.

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National Geographic Virtual Library
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Archive of the popular magazine from 1888-present. Includes access to People, Animals, and the World

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Opposing Viewpoints in Context
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A one-stop source for information on today's most controversial and talked about social issues. This database features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites. (100% Full Text)

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Project Muse
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A collection of 400 scholarly journals from a variety of disciplines including: literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, and more. Can be cross-searched with JSTOR. (1990s-present) (100% full-text)

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PsycARTICLES
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From the American Psychological Association (APA), PsycArticles is a source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. The database contains more than 137,000 articles from 66 journals. (1894-present) (100% Full Text)

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PsycINFO
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The American Psychological Association's (APA) resource for over 2.5 million citations and abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations. PsycINFO is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. (early 1800s-present)

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ScienceDirect
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Scholarly articles in the physical sciences, engineering, life sciences, health sciences, social sciences and humanities.

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Social Explorer
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U.S. demographic data, maps, and reports taken from the Federal Census, from 1940 to 2000. Provides the option to generate data sets for NYC neighborhoods and boroughs. (data maps) (1940-2000)

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Social Sciences Full Text/Retrospective
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Covers the latest concepts, trends, opinions, theories, and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences. (Indexing 1983-, Abstracting 1984- and "select" Full Text 1994-present).

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SocINDEX with Full Text
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A sociology research database that includes more than 1,986,000 records, and full text for 708 journals dating back to 1908. This database also includes full text for more than 780 books and monographs, and full text for 9,333 conference papers. (1880-present)

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Statista
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Provides access to recent statistics and studies. Aggregates statistical data on over 600 international industries from more than 18,000 sources, including market researchers, trade organizations, scientific journals, and government databases. Keyword searchable.

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Wiley Online Library
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"A multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities."

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Women and Social Movements (Scholar's edition)
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Organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000, the collection includes 87 document projects with almost 2700 documents and 150,000 pages of additional full-text documents, and more than 2,060 primary authors. (100% Full-text).

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This guide will show you how to find Census data online. This is helpful for learning about your neighborhood. This guide includes videos.

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Streaming videos. Available from off-campus

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