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Social Science Databases

Academic OneFile - Peer-reviewed, full-text articles from world’s leading journals and reference sources.

Academic Search Complete - Multi-disciplinary database provides full text for nearly 6,800 scholarly publications with coverage in virtually every subject area updated daily. Academic Search Premier is a section of this database.

Academic Search Premier (AVL) - Multi-disciplinary database provides full text for nearly 3,500 scholarly publications with coverage in virtually every subject area updated daily. Academic Search Elite is a section of this database.

Accessible Archives - Full-text database of 18th and 19th Century newspapers including African American newspapers.

Alabama Mosaic (AVL) - Digital repository of images relating Alabama’s history, culture, places, and people.

Aluka - Digital library of resources from and about Africa.

Becomeopedia.com - Description about various professions, the process and training needed to become a particular profession, along with salary and potential career paths.

Black Studies Center - Central location for resources useful for Black studies instruction and research: Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, International Index to Black Periodicals, and The Chicago Defender (1910-1975).

Britannica E-books (AVL) - Unlimited access to 325 E-Books for ages 4 to adult, covering topics such as Biographies, Geography, Government, History, Literature, Philosophy, Religion, Culture, & Tradition, Science & Math, and Sports.

Camellia Net - Shared e-audiobook and Adobe e-book collection.

Career Library (AVL) - Resource to help prepare for college or the workforce.

CareerOneStop - Tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals.

Census Bureau - Population, economic, and social data as compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Child Care and Early Education Research Connections - Policy and research concerning early childhood education including reports, papers, fact sheets, briefs, executive summaries, datasets, instruments, and measures.

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) - Collection of electronic books (e-books) which are also accessible via HORNETCat. Formerly known as NetLibrary.

EBSCOhost Electronic Journal Service - Gateway to electronic journal articles that can be searched by subject, title, author or text word.

Electronic State Publications Collection of Alabama - Various publications from many agencies, boards, and commissions within Alabama state government.

Encyclopedia of Alabama - History, culture, geography, and natural environment of Alabama.

Ethnic NewsWatch (AVL) - Biographical information, photographs, and illustrations on African Americans.

General OneFile (AVL) - Comprehensive news and periodical article source from 1980 to the present.

History Reference Center (AVL) - Full-text from history reference books and encyclopedias, historical documents, biographies, photos and maps, media clips, and 60 history magazines.

In the First Person - Free, high quality, professionally published, in-depth index of close to 4,000 collections of personal narratives in English from around the world.

JSTOR - JSTOR (Journal Storage) Arts & Sciences I and IV consist of an archive of over 200 refereed, scholarly journals.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) - Federally-funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.

Occupational Outlook Handbook Online - Most current edition of this career information and work conditions resource.

Oxford African American Studies Center - Reference and editorial collection concerning African American history and culture.

Oxford Journals Online - Oxford University-published journals which cover a wide range of subjects including biology, economics, health sciences, political science, social work, and technology.

Oxford Scholarship Online (AVL) - 127 e-books relating to business and management, economics and finance, mathematics, public health and epidemiology, and social work.

Pew Internet & American Life - Information on issues, attitudes, and trends shaping America and the world.

Pew Social & Demographic Trends - Pew reports written from 2005 along with photographs, charts, graphs, and datasets.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses - Contains citations for dissertations starting with 1861, abstracts for dissertations from 1980, abstracts for master's theses from 1988, and full-text access to dissertations (via PDF) from 1997 to the present. Previously named Digital Dissertations.

Science Direct - Abstracts and full-text articles (along with backfiles) in a variety of subject areas covering physical sciences, engineering, life sciences, health sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

SIRS Discoverer (AVL) - Search in multiple or individual SIRS databases which include SIRS Researcher (general reference, health, business), SIRS Government Reporter (government documents, reference), and SIRS Renaissance (arts, humanities).

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics - Brings together data from more than 100 published and unpublished sources about many aspects of criminal justice in the United States into 6 sections.

Springer E-book Collection: Behavioral Science - Behavioral science-related books published in 2011 (71), 2012 (64), and 2013 (94).

Vocational and Career Collection (AVL) - Full text for over 170 vocational and general periodicals.

Wiley Online Library - Full-text access to over 500 online journals and over 700 e-books in business, law, education, and the sciences (health, life, physical, and social).

World Data Analyst (AVL) - Snapshots of each country along with opportunities to compare and rank political, economic, or social data across countries.

World Digital Library - Digital artifacts spanning the history of civilization.

World Factbook - Published by the Central Intelligence Agency, this factbook provides political and economic information for every country and territory.

World Public Opinion - An international collaborative project whose aim is to give voice to public opinion around the world on international issues.

Black Studies on Disc - Located in Special Collections on the 1st Floor.