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Gender Studies Database Combines several databases relevant to women's and men's studies, as well as sexual diversity, child development and adolescent studies, and family and society studies, with coverage from 1972 and earlier to present.
Humanities International Complete Contains over 1,200 full-text journals (including over 700 not in Academic Search Complete) on all aspects of the humanities related to literary, scholarly and creative thought.
PsycINFO Contains more than 2 million citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, all in psychology and related disciplines, dating as far back as the 1800s. Through June, 2013, also includes PsycEXTRA and PsycCRITIQUES.
Public Affairs Index Covers all aspects of public policy issues, ranging from health, the environment, human rights, international conflicts, energy, etc.
SocINDEX with Full Text This database provides citations, abstracts, and full-text articles from journals, books, and conference proceedings in the field of sociology, including such sub-disciplines as criminal justice, social work, gender studies, and social psychology.
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Databases Best for Background Information
Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology contains short definitions of key terms to extended explorations of major topics in the broad field of sociology. It provides clear, concise, expert definitions and explanations of the key concepts written by leading scholars in the field. While focused broadly in sociology, this encyclopedia touches on a wide range of disciplines such as criminology, ethnography, gender studies, gerontology, psychology, and social work.
Cambridge Dictionary of Statistics (1 user only) Provides nearly 4,000 definitions on all aspects of statistics, including theoretical, survey, applied, and medical. Also includes short biographies of over 100 important statisticians
International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences Features articles and biographies on such global topics as censorship, aging, income distribution, foreign aid, food, crime, health care, etc.
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