PRIMARY DATABASES: Social Work

Encyclopedia of Social Work    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

The Encyclopedia of Social Work is a core reference source for social work majors and practitioners, available online and also as part of the print collections in the Musselman Library Reading Room (HV35 .S6 2008). The 400 articles in this 4-volume set covers all aspects of social work from practice and interventions, social environments, social conditions and challenges, to social policy and history. Each article is written and signed by an academic or social work practitioner and includes a bibliography for further reading. Online access offers search and browse options.


Social Sciences Citation Index (ISI)    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: 1980 - present

Social Sciences Citation Index, published by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), is a multidisciplinary database covering the journal literature of the social sciences. It provides access to over 1,700 of the world’s leading scholarly social sciences journals, spanning more than 50 disciplines. Because the record for each article includes the article’s bibliography, or cited reference list, you can also search the database for articles that cite a known author or work. The search interface at this web site also provides access to Science Citation Index and Arts & Humanities Citation Index. Updated weekly.


Social Work Abstracts    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: 1965-present

Social Work Abstracts offers extensive coverage of more than 450 social work and human services journals dating back to 1965. Produced by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the database provides indexing and abstracts dealing with all aspects of the social work field, including theory and practice, areas of service and social issues and problems.


SocINDEX    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: 1895-present

SocINDEX is the world's most comprehensive and highest quality sociology research database. The database features more than 1,600,000 records with subject headings from a 15,600 term sociological thesaurus designed by subject experts and expert lexicographers. SocINDEX with Full Text contains full text for 253 "core" coverage journals dating back to 1895, and 72 "priority" coverage journals. This database also includes full text for 547 books and monographs, and full text for 6,711 conference papers.


SUPPORTING DATABASES: Social Work

Academic Search Complete    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: 1865 - present

Academic Search Complete is a comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary database featuring peer-reviewed journals as well as other journals, magazines, newspapers, monographs, reports, and conference proceedings. Designed specifically for academic institutions, this is the database of choice for a wide variety of research interests. The database features full-text for over 5,300 periodicals and provides access to even more online content through OLinks. Updated daily. Note: this database offers indexing for the Wall Street Journal. To access articles in the WSJ, search the separate Wall Street Journal database.


Chicano Database    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: 1967 - present

The Chicano Database identifies all types of material on Mexican-American topics and about Chicanos. Updated quarterly, the Chicano Database covers at least 1967 to the present, with more than 48,000 records. Records added since 1992 have expanded its scoop to include the broader Latino experience, including Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans, and Central American immigrants. The Chicano Database also includes the Spanish Speaking Mental Health Database, covering psychological, sociological, and educational literature.


Education Research Complete    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

Education Research Complete is a bibliographic and full text database covering scholarly research and information relating to all areas of education. Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing. Education Research Complete also covers areas of curriculum instruction as well as administration, policy, funding, and related social issues. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 1,500 journals, as well as full text for more than 750 journals. This database also includes full text for more than 100 books and monographs, and full text for numerous education-related conference papers.


Educational Films and Documentaries 

Educational Films and Documentaries contains full-length educational films and documentaries covering a wide variety of subjects from two distributors, Ambrose Video and Films for the Humanities and Sciences. Part of the Digital Resource Commons.


ERIC (EBSCOhost interface)    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: 1966 - present

ERIC (EBSCOhost Interface) indexes education-related literature, beginning in 1966. The EBSCOhost interface is similar to Academic Search Complete. The ERIC database is the world's largest source of education information, containing abstracts of documents and journal articles on education research and practice. The database covers descriptions and evaluations of programs, research reports and surveys, curriculum and teaching guides, instructional materials, position papers, and resource materials. In 1993, ERIC began indexing education-related books, including the output of major publishers


LexisNexis Academic    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: varies, but strong for 1980s-present

Provides access to over 5,600 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications. Features an extensive collection of 350+ national (U.S.), regional, and international newspapers, many same day of publication, including coverage for the New York Times. Also offers non-English language news sources, broadcast transcripts, campus news, and a full range of information for business and legal research. Updated daily.


Newspaper Source    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

Newspaper Source provides selected full text for more than 200 regional (U.S.) newspapers and 25 national (U.S.) and international papers. Also contains full text television & radio news transcripts. Newspaper Source is part of the EBSCO family of databases (Academic Search Complete, Business Source Premier). Updated daily


Ohio Capitol Connection NEW!    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: Updated continuously

Ohio Capitol Connection provides information about current and past legislation of the Ohio General Assembly. Updated daily, it has the complete status and full text of bills introduced in the Ohio General Assembly. This database includes rosters of House and Senate members searchable by name or location, and addresses and biographies of the General Assembly members. While the database focuses on Ohio, information about the Federal government is also available.


Proquest Congressional    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

The world's most comprehensive access to U.S. legislative information from Congressional Information Service, Inc. Find information on congressional publications; bills, laws, and legislation; members and committees; and hot topics in American public policy. Updated daily.


Proquest Statistical Insight    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

The world's most comprehensive access to statistical information from Congressional Information Service, Inc., including Statistical Abstract of the United States. Also included is an index to more than 100,000 statistical publications. Updated daily.


Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: varies

Provides selected full text articles from nearly 600 journals covering topics such as psychology, emotional and behavioral characteristics, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. Nearly every full text journal included is indexed in PsycINFO but differences in search functionality can make the Psychology & Behavioral Sciences database an important complement to PsycINFO for research in psychology and related disciplines. Updated daily.


PsycINFO    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: 1600s - present

PsycINFO provides international coverage for the scholarly literature in the behavioral sciences and mental health, including journal articles, dissertations, reports, English-language book chapters and books, and other documents. The database offers material of relevance to psychologists and professionals in related fields such as education, business, sports, sociology, medicine, law, and social work. Produced by the American Psychological Association. Updated weekly.


Race Relations Abstracts    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

Newly added to our lists; description coming soon…


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