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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 7,300 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 - Primary source materials across American history and culture as contained in 18 collections.

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

Aluka - Digital library of resources from and about Africa. Page leads to links for both digital collections. - 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 (1935-1975).

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.

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.

Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full-Text - Content of the online-only journal, Criminal Justice Abstracts, and more than 400,000 records related to criminology, law enforcement, as well as forensic science and investigation.

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.

Google Cultural Institute - Access to world’s best artworks and museum exhibits via Art Project, Historic Moments, and World Wonders.

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 Motion: The African-American Migration Experience - Resources related to about thirteen defining migrations that influenced African-American history.

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. - Reference site featuring an almanac, atlas, calculator/charts, dictionary, encyclopedia, images, and top 10 lists.

JSTOR - JSTOR (Journal Storage) Arts & Sciences I, II, III, IV, and VII consist of an archive of over 900 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.

Open Culture - Open information portal to freely available cultural and educational materials on the Web.

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.

PsycArticles - Full text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology.

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).

Social Sciences Full-Text - Full-text access to the chief English-language journals in the social sciences.

SocINDEX with Full-Text - Full-text of database of sociology-related journals, books, and conference papers.

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.

State of Working America - Analysis of the living standards of America’s workers.

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

Web of Science - Multidisciplinary index to journal literature in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities.

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.