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Recommended Key Databases
Search these indexes for records describing journal articles, book reviews, book chapters, conference proceedings, dissertations, etc.
Social Work Abstracts
Contains indexing and abstracts from more than 850 social work and human services journals on topics such as homelessness, AIDS, child and family welfare, aging, substance abuse, legislation, community organization, and more.
The largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. Use to identify journal articles, book chapters, and books in psychology and the psychological aspects of related disciplines.
Abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences: journal articles, books, book chapters, etc.
PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) International
Indexes the literature of public policy, social policy, and the social sciences in general. Publication date coverage: 1972 to present
Additional Databases to Consider
ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center)
The premier database for education, providing access to more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text ERIC documents dating back to 1966.
Criminal Justice Abstracts
Indexes over 400 journals from all areas of criminology and criminal justice and from around the world.
Violence & Abuse Abstracts
Indexes books and journals covering essential areas related to violence and abuse, including family violence, sexual assault, and emotional abuse.
Family Studies Abstracts
Indexes articles on marriage, divorce, family therapy, and other areas from the most important journals in the discipline.
Index to the world's literature regarding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender issues. Has indexing,abstracts, and selected full text for more than 140 LGBT-specific core periodicals and over 290 LGBT-specific core books and reference works.
CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature) Complete
Covers over 1,700 professional journals in nursing and allied health disciplines.
Journal citations and abstracts for medicine, nursing, dentistry, etc.
Academic Search Ultimate
Offers access to resources cited in key subject indexes. The combination of academic journals, magazines, periodicals, reports, books and videos meets the needs of scholars in virtually every discipline ranging from astronomy, anthropology, biomedicine, engineering, health, law and literacy to mathematics, pharmacology, women’s studies, zoology and more.
Formerly Lexis Nexis Academic, Nexis Uni is a database of news, business, legal and government information. News resources include international and national newspapers, magazines, trade journals, and broadcast media transcripts. Legal resources include state and federal statutes, regulations, and case law.
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