Social Sciences Databases

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Comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 4,600 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,500 journals and a total of more than 10,000 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for nearly 1,000 journals .

The definitive database of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. With selective indexing for 1,700 journals from 1964 to present, this database is without question the most important bibliographic reference tool for students and scholars of U.S. and Canadian history. Strong English-language journal coverage is balanced by an international perspective on topics and events, including abstracts in English of articles published in more than 40 languages.

A rich online collection of 2,000+ hours of documentary, newsreel, and archival footage available for the study of American history. Historical coverage in the collection ranges from the early history of Native Americans, to the lost colony of Roanoke, to the 1988 Vicennes Affair in the Persian Gulf. Biographical coverage ranges from eighteenth century figures such as Benedict Arnold and Daniel Boone to modern day figures such as Thurgood Marshall and Helen Thomas. American History in Video offers searchable transcripts synchronized to video. Users can drill down in seconds to find the footage of interest from thousands of hours of video. This collection is an exclusive collaboration with A&E Television Networks and features some of their most important documentaries and series from The History Channel®, A&E Network®, and Biography®. (Alexander Street Press) System Requirements •This product is optimized to operate with Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher, and Firefox 3.0 or higher. •Audio and video resources are accessible with Adobe Flash Player 9 or higher. •Getting Started and Frequently Asked Questions •Streaming service is currently available for these mobile devices: Apple iPhone on 3G network or better and Mobile Devices with Android OS

Bibliographic data and some full text articles from literature published in the Annual Reviews series: Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Biomedical Sciences.

EBSCO's AP News provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press on a continuous basis. This content is monitored by EBSCO and relevant results are provided when users enter searches in EBSCOhost. This collection includes AP Top News, WorldStream, Financial News, AP Online, U.S. Politics & Government and 50 State Reports. End users can immediately access the full text of the NewsMonitor-delivered web content, by following the link in the record. The index to the full text content in AP News is held for a rolling 30-day archive by EBSCO, so users can enjoy the previous 30 days of news relating to their search interests.

The world's definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included. In addition, searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals

In line with the commitment of Cambridge University Press to advance learning, knowledge and research worldwide, the Press currently publishes over 250 peer-reviewed academic journals for the global market. Containing the latest research from a broad sweep of subject areas, Cambridge journals are accessible worldwide in print and online.

A link to all of the online databases from Cambridge Scientific Abstracts.

Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities. Reference tab includes: maps of major world regions, as well as flags of the world, a physical map of the world, a political map of the world, and a standard time zone of the world map.

Early in the last century, suffragette Alice Gram Robinson realized that discerning students of the legislative process had few places to turn to for, in her words, “an impartial view of controversial issues.” With the launch of Congressional Digest in 1921, Robinson pioneered what was to become an enduring publication format: the even- handed presentation of opposing views on contentious national questions, Pro & Con. Alice Gram Robinson’s vision of neutral analysis of current controversies is as essential to elevating policy debates in the era of 24/7 cable chatter as trusted, independent journalism was to offsetting a sensationalistic and censored press in the early twentieth century. Today, under the Congressional Digest banner, students, teachers, librarians, policymakers, and other concerned citizens still have a time-honored, impartial source for information on controversial topics – with no agenda beyond the promotion of independent thought and a well-informed electorate.

Is often the first source that librarians recommend when researchers are seeking original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. Founded in 1923 as Editorial Research Reports, CQ Researcher is noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Reports are published weekly in print and online 44 times a year by CQ Press, a division of Congressional Quarterly Inc. Each single-themed, 12,000-word report is researched and written by a seasoned journalist. The consistent, reader-friendly organization provides researchers with an introductory overview; background and chronology on the topic; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources.

Is made up of over 6000 online books that span over 40 disciplines. In addition to e-books published under the imprint of CRC Press, CRCnetBASE also includes online reference from Auerback and Chapman & Hall. The powerful research platform has been adopted throughout the world at academic and corporate institutions.

Access to 16 reference works covering law and public affairs.

Access to 86 e-journals with articles covering law and public affairs.

A comprehensive list of all of the EBSCO databases available to students at Southside Virginia Community College

A collaborative effort between EBSCO Publishing and Universidad ESAN (Escuela de Administración de Negocios para Graduados). More than 82,000 records, dating back to the early 1980s, provide coverage for more than 320spanish and Portuguese-language periodicals published in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Spain, the United States and elsewhere.

Includes information that ranges from medical, scientific and industrial applications in electronics to new technologies in communications. Theoretical and applied research summaries are provided as well as business and marketing aspects.

Fuente Académica offers more than 450 scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain. All major subject areas are covered with particular emphasis on agriculture, biological sciences, economics, history, law, literature, philosophy, psychology, public administration, religion and sociology. The database is updated weekly.

Internet imprint of the Stanford University Libraries and provides access to 921 journals in the sciences and medicine. Each journal must be searched separately. It hosts the largest repository of free, full-text, peer-reviewed content of 264 journals.

Is an exceptional resource that covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 forward, including world history, military history, women’s history, history of education, and much more. This authoritative database provides selective indexing of historical articles from more than 1,800 journals in over 40 languages back to 1955. With over 800,000 records, Historical Abstracts is unmatched in its scope and breadth of historical and related social science literature.

Presents and enhances the full backfile of Issues and Controversies On File, which has probed about 600 controversial topics in the news since its debut in September 1995. Chronologies, illustrations, maps, tables, sidebars, bibliographies and contact information augment the balanced, accurate coverage of current and historical events.

The Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies publishes articles informed by historical inquiry and alert to issues raised by contemporary theoretical debate. The journal fosters rigorous investigation of historiographical representations of European and western Asian cultural forms from late antiquity to the seventeenth century. Its topics include art, literature, theater, music, philosophy, theology, and history, and it embraces material objects as well as texts; women as well as men; merchants, workers, and audiences as well as patrons; Jews and Muslims as well as Christians.

Assists both generalists and specialists in keeping abreast of the latest developments in disciplines concerned with the nature and use of language. Abstracts are drawn from approximately 2,000 serials published worldwide complemented with coverage of recent books, occasional papers, monographs, technical reports, and dissertations.

Index, abstracts, and full text covering nearly all subjects including general reference, business, health, and much more. Designed for a general (as opposed to academic) audience.

Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles.

Is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the new solution features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Full text to 134 periodicals in all academic disciplines including the humanities, social sciences, and the sciences. The full-text of these online journals is generally available for the past several years, through abstracts of articles date back additional years. Articles are available in PDF and/or HTML formats.

Search this database to find full-text psychology journal articles in subject areas such as applied psychology, health, theory, research, social/personality, and more. Here you can find full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA), the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe Publishing Group.

Search this database to find full-text books published by APA, classic psychology books from the 19th and 20th centuries, and entries from the Encyclopedia of Psychology. View the list of books. Searching this database allows you to find chapters from a variety of books. For example, if you’re looking for information about obsessive-compulsive disorders, you will find not only entire books on the subject, but also individual chapters with obsessive-compulsive disorder as the subject matter.

Provides nearly 575 full text publications, including nearly 550 peer-reviewed titles. Covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. Nearly every full text title included in this database is indexed in PsycINFO.

Search this database to find citations and abstracts from a wide range of scholarly literature in the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences. PsycINFO includes journals, books, reviews, and dissertations. Select this database to find literature from a broad array of topics in a number of formats from hundreds of publishers. For example, you can find a journal article about hearing in rats or a review of a book on memory

APA PsycNET is a search interface designed to search PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOKS, and PsycINFO, with all searchable fields mapped to APA products. Features include basic and advanced search modes, a searchable thesaurus, and the Citation Finder.

Provides extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. Offers nearly 300 full text journals, including more than 250 peer-reviewed titles

Provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. The database abstracts and indexes over 1,300+ serials publications and includes abstracts of journal articles and dissertations, and citations to book reviews.

Contains detailed abstracts of articles taken from 1,500 journals published worldwide in sociology and related social and behavioral sciences. Beginning in 1999, an InterLink feature links to over 770 sites relating to sociology and linguistics, including university departments, professional organizations, electronic journals, and general resources.

Wiley offers articles from 1,500 journals, including peer-reviewed primary research and survey journals in all subject areas.

Produced by NISC, covers the core disciplines in Women’s Studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research. Coverage includes more than 586,600 records and spans from 1972 and earlier to present. This database supports curriculum development in the areas of sociology, history, political science & economy, public policy, international relations, arts & humanities, business and education. Over 2,000 periodical sources are represented. Some full-text included.