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Annual Review of Psychology
Annual edited volume of articles demonstrating the current trends in research and inquiry in the field of psychology, including biological bases of behavior, sensation and perception, cognitive processes, animal learning and behavior, human development, psychopathology, clinical and counseling psychology, social psychology, personality, environmental psychology, community psychology and more. Covers 1950-present.
Produced by the American Psychological Association, this database is a comprehensive index to the professional and academic literature in psychology, counseling and related disciplines. Covers 1860-present.Note:
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Family & Society Studies Worldwide
Index to core literature relating to research, policy and practice in the fields of family science, human ecology, human development, and social welfare. Covers 1970-present.
Child Development and Adolescent Studies
Child Development & Adolescent Studies contains citations on the growth and development of children through the age of 21. Provides worldwide, current and historical content in biomedicine and the social sciences. 1927-Present Individual publication coverage varies by title.
Database sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to education-related literature, including pedagogy, counseling and psychology. Covers 1966-present.
Web of Science
Multidisciplinary coverage of over 10,000 journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, as well as published proceedings for over 12,000 conferences per year, and over 50,000 scholarly books.Powerful tools allow you to search and see what articles in the database have cited a particular work, as well as perform other analytics.
Law Review Databases
Law journals and law reviews are typically the best place to start your legal research. As secondary sources, law journal articles discuss the substantive legal issues and provide references to primary law soucres.
Law Journal Library - Hein Online
This online collection contains more than 1,620 law and law-related journals in full text. Coverage goes back the first issue published but typically does not include most-currently published issues.
Academic Search Complete
This multidisciplinary database provides access to articles from journals, magazines, and reference sources across all subject areas. Coverage is primarily from 1980 to the present, with some older content.
Provides electronic access to back issues of core scholarly journals in the humanities, social science, and science. While coverage of these journals goes back to the first issue, for most journals the most recent issues will be for 3-5 years ago.
The National Criminal Justice Research Service (NCJRS) hosts one of the largest criminal and juvenile justice libraries in the world. This database contains references to thousands of publications, reports, articles, and audiovisual products from the U.S. and around the world dealing with topics on crime, victim assistance, and public safety. Covers 1970s-present.
Provides citations to articles, books, reports, and select government documents on U.S. and international public policy issues. PAIS is generally considered to be a comprehensive index to policy literature. Covers 1915-present.
Sociological Abstracts provides citations and abstracts to international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Content coverage includes culture and social structure, history and theory of sociology, race and ethnicity, social change and economic development, and more. 1952-Present. Individual publication coverage varies by title.
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
Index to the literature in political science, including journal articles, books and book chapters, dissertations, and reviews. Covers 1975-present.