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- ASSIA - Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts
Covers health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education. Coverage: 1987-. Format: Articles: Journals or Newspapers
- ProQuest Social Science Database
This database offers indexing and full text for hundreds of academic journals, providing extensive coverage across a wide range of social science disciplines including anthropology, criminology, economics, education, political science, psychology, social work and sociology. Coverage: 1987-. Format: Articles: Journals or Newspapers
- Social Sciences Citation Index
"Social Sciences Citation Index indexes over 1,700 journals in the social sciences including anthropology, communications, history, law, management, political science, psychology, sociology, and women's studies. It provides bibliographic data, author abstracts, and cited references. Social Sciences Citation Index is most useful for searching for articles that cite a known author or work. Citation searching also allows a researcher to use a given work as a subject term in order to identify more recent articles about the same topic." Coverage: 1956-. Format: Articles: Journals or Newspapers
Articles: Journals or Newspapers (16)
- Academic Search Premier
Provides abstracts, indexing, and full-text for journals covering the social sciences, humanities, education, and more. Coverage: 1985-.
- ASSIA - Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts
Covers health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education. Coverage: 1987-.
- Contemporary Women's Issues
Covers women s issues from 190 countries, with information available in full-text. Disciplines include sociology, psychology, health, education, business administration and political science. Coverage: 1992-.
- Ethnic NewsWatch
Contains the complete text of more than 250,000 articles, editorials, and reviews published in approximately 150 ethnic and minority newspapers, magazines, and journals published in the U.S. Coverage: 1995-.
A full-text database of archived issues of academic journals. Since JSTOR is a backfiles project, a typical coverage range is the beginning of a journal until three or five years ago. Supported in part by the Dail Endowment Fund. Coverage: Varies.
- Project MUSE
Provides access to the full text of over 100 scholarly journals in the arts and humanities and social sciences. Coverage: Varies.
Searches across all ProQuest article databases. Contains articles covering the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and business. Databases include Research Library, Ethnic NewsWatch, and ProQuest Religion. Coverage: 1970-.
- ProQuest Central
ProQuest Central provides access to databases across all major subject areas, including business, health and medical, social sciences, arts and humanities, education, science and technology, and religion. The collection includes thousands of full-text scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines, dissertations, working papers, and market reports all together on a powerful, user-friendly platform.
- ProQuest Criminal Justice
A database of U.S. and international criminal justice journals supporting research on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends. Covers such areas as Criminology; Corrections & Law Enforcement; Criminal Justice; Addictions, Alcoholism, Gambling, Child Abuse; and Criminal Rehabilitation. Coverage: 1995-.
- ProQuest Research Library
Contains articles from magazines, newspapers, and journals. Areas included: business, health, education, psychology, science, sports, and literature. Coverage: 1986-.
- ProQuest Social Science Database
This database offers indexing and full text for hundreds of academic journals, providing extensive coverage across a wide range of social science disciplines including anthropology, criminology, economics, education, political science, psychology, social work and sociology. Coverage: 1987-.
- Readers' Guide Retrospective
Indexes general interest magazines covering most of the 20th century. Coverage: 1890-1982.
- SAGE Journals
Online access to over 600 peer-reviewed journals published by SAGE, including journals published on behalf of over 245 scholarly and professional societies. Covers a variety of topics, with particular emphasis on the social sciences. Coverage: Varies.
- Social Sciences Citation Index
"Social Sciences Citation Index indexes over 1,700 journals in the social sciences including anthropology, communications, history, law, management, political science, psychology, sociology, and women's studies. It provides bibliographic data, author abstracts, and cited references. Social Sciences Citation Index is most useful for searching for articles that cite a known author or work. Citation searching also allows a researcher to use a given work as a subject term in order to identify more recent articles about the same topic." Coverage: 1956-.
Citations and some abstracts from periodicals, books, conference proceedings, dissertations and theses, research papers, etc. SPORTDiscus covers the areas of: sports, physical fitness, sport science and recreation. Coverage: 1830-.
- Web of Science
Contains three ISI Citation Databases (Science Citation Index, Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index), plus Biological Abstracts, MEDLINE (PubMed), and the SciELO Citation Index, which together index over 8,000 peer-reviewed journals. Provides bibliographic data, author abstracts, and cited references. Useful for searching databases for articles that cite a known author or work. Citation searching also allows a researcher to use a given work as a subject term in order to identify more recent articles about the same topic. Coverage: 1945-.
Books, E-books (10)
- Directory of Open Access Books
A searchable index to peer-reviewed monographs and edited volumes published under an Open Access business model, with links to the full texts of the publications at the publisher's website or repository. Coverage: 1985-.
- EBL (Ebook Library)
Academic e-books covering a broad range of subjects. Books may be read online in any web browser. WFU user login required.
- eBooks on EBSCOhost
Over 25,000 electronic books on a broad range of subjects. Coverage: varies.
- ebrary E-books
Contains scholarly e-books and general nonfiction e-books, covering a broad range of subjects. Books may be read online in any web browser, and most can be downloaded for offline reading with Adobe Digital Editions or the Bluefire app for iOS and Android. Access also includes ebrary Public Library Complete.
- eHRAF World Cultures
A cross-cultural database containing descriptive information on cultures and ethnic groups from around the world. Includes citations, abstracts, and full text of ethnographic and other materials, indexed by culture and subject. Information is drawn from books, dissertations, conference papers, and journal articles. Coverage: 1991-.
- HathiTrust Digital Library
HathiTrust Digital Library is a digital preservation repository and highly functional access platform. It provides long-term preservation and access services for public domain and in-copyright content from a variety of sources, including Google, the Internet Archive, Microsoft, and in-house partner institution initiatives. Log in as a WFU user to get access to downloadable PDFs of public domain items. Coverage: Varies.
- NC LIVE eBook Collection
Fiction and non-fiction e-books from NC publishers and/or about North Carolina. These books can be read instantly in a web browser or downloaded to a tablet using the BiblioBoard Library app for iOS, Android, or Kindle Fire (enter the database here, then click the yellow "tablet" icon in the upper right, create a user account, then download the app and log in with that user account).
- OneClick Digital Audiobooks
Downloadable audio books, provided by NC LIVE. Titles are also linked individually from the ZSR Library Catalog. Note: Requires installation of the OneClickDigital Media Manager software (free download). This software is a Beta version and does not currently work on Mac computers; the publisher is still developing the Mac version.
The world's most comprehensive bibliography, with millions of bibliographic records representing 400 languages and covering information from 4,000 years of knowledge. Includes holdings information from the world's libraries. Coverage: 1200-.
- ZSR Library Catalog
Data about the books, journals, films, manuscripts, and other materials owned by the ZSR Library. Coverage: 14th century-.
Encyclopedias & Reference (6)
- CQ Electronic Library
Contains CQ Researcher, CQ Magazine, CQ Voting & Elections, State Stats, and Political Handbook of the World, 2010-present. CQ Researcher Online contains comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news in the United States. Controversial topics are addressed in a balanced, unbiased manner. CQ Weekly covers the U.S. Congress: bills, votes and amendments, floor and committee activity, and backroom maneuvering. Coverage: 1983-.
- CQ Researcher
Comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news in the United States. Controversial topics are addressed in a balanced, unbiased manner. Coverage: 1991-.
- Gale Virtual Reference Library
Searchable full text of reference books in many subjects. Books can be searched together or individually. Coverage: varies.
- Journal Citation Reports
Contains citation information for science and social science journals. Users can determine which journals are the highest impact and which are most frequently used. Coverage: 2002-.
- Routledge Handbooks Online
Overviews of research and trends in the Social Sciences and Humanities. WFU access includes the following subject collections: Asian Studies; Communication, Journalism, Media & Culture; Environment & Sustainability; Law; Philosophy; Politics; Religion; Security Studies; and Sociology.
- SIRS Knowledge Source
A comprehensive database portal comprising several distinct reference databases including SIRS® Issues Researcher, SIRS® Government Reporter, SIRS® Renaissance, and SIRS® WebSelect. It provides relevant, credible information on social issues, science, history, government, and the arts and humanities.
- Filmakers Library Online
Streaming video collection of award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum--race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more.
- Kanopy Video
Kanopy is a distributor of educational videos for online viewing. Content is available across multiple subject areas.
- PBS videos
Streaming video from PBS
Primary Sources--Documents & Manuscripts (1)
- Social Issues Primary Sources Collection
Covers crime & punishment, environment, family, gender issues & sexuality, government, politics & protest, human & civil rights, immigration & multiculturalism, medicine, health, bioethics, social policy, and terrorism. A subset of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Statistics & Data (4)
- Roper Center Public Opinion Archives
One of the world's leading archives of social science data, specializing in data from surveys of public opinion. Covers opinions on social issues, politics, pop culture, international affairs, and more. Most of the data are from the United States, but over 50 nations are represented. Coverage: 1935-present.
- State Stats
Data from more than 80 different government and non-government sources and backed by numerous current and historical data series on popular topics of research interest. Organized by geography and time, State Stats allows users to discover, view, and export key information measures for the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Covers a wide range of topics including crime & law enforcement, economy, education, energy & environment, health, housing, labor, and transportation.
- Statistical Abstract of the United States
Authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. Coverage: 1878-.
- Statistical Abstracts of the World
This database aggregates the statistical abstracts of over 40 countries (and growing) and makes the content available through a single-search interface. These statistical abstracts are generally issued by the national statistical offices of foreign governments and contain country-level data not easily found elsewhere. Global and regional statistical compendia issued by international organizations and research firms are also included. Coverage: 2013-.