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Academic OneFile

Indexes and provides abstracts for articles in popular and scholarly journals in a broad range of disciplines. Basic and advanced searching with limits by document type (article, case study, reviews, cartoons, etc.), peer- reviewed, date, and other aspects. Includes full text of the New York Times (from 1985 - present), and full text of the London Times and the Financial Times. Good starting place for information sources as researcher begins to write a term paper. Can create free account to access additional features such as saving searches and creating search alerts. Gale Cengage

Date Coverage:
~1979 - present (varies by journal)
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Academic search complete

Provides a great starting place for research, as it offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals in all academic subjects, including more than 8,500 full-text and 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. Other types of publications included in this resource are books and book chapters, newspapers, magazines, conference proceedings, reports, etc. Searchable by keyword, title, author, subject, journal name, and a lot more. Results can be limited by date, language, publication type, full-text status or whether a journal is scholarly/peer-reviewed. EBSCOhost

Date Coverage:
Coverage varies
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Some Full Text

Academic video online

Brings together on a single cross-searchable platform a completely integrated online repository of Alexander Street Press video titles. Includes newsreels, award- winning documentaries, field recordings, interviews, lectures, training videos, and exclusive primary footage. Alexander Street Press

Date Coverage:
Varies
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Multimedia
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African American music reference

Chronicles the diverse history and culture of the African American experience through essays, biographies, discographies, interviews, images, lyrics,and scores. Covers wide range of African American musical expression including blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, minstrelsy, rhythm and blues, gospel, and other forms

Date Coverage:
19th-21st centuries
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Full Text

African journals online

Provides access to over 400 peer-reviewed,scholarly journals published in Africa about African issues. This resource has a combination of freely-accessible and fee- based articles (Note: don't pay for the articles, use ILL first). Covers journals in all fields but is especially strong in agricultural sciences, science and technology, health, and social sciences. Simple Google search box for searching the available contents, or browse by journal title, by country of origin, or list journals by 25 broad subject headings. Advanced search allows some refinements by date limits, author, and discipline. Selecting an individual journal title to browse opens tabs for searching within the journal and for accessing the available archives of that journal

Date Coverage:
Varies by journal generally 2005 - present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Ageline

Contains detailed summaries of publications about older adults aged 50+ and about aging. Includes books, journal and magazine articles, research reports, dissertations, and videos. Searchable by author, title, subject, keywords, etc.; publication coverage is from 1978 to the present, with selected coverage from 1966-1977. Original abstracts are generated for every citation, with index terms drawn from AgeLine's Thesaurus of Aging Terminology. Indexes over 200 journals, books, book chapters, and reports. Designed for researchers, professionals, students, and general consumers, this database addresses aging issues from individual, national, and global perspectives. EBSCOhost

Date Coverage:
1937 to present
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Some Full Text
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American doctoral dissertations, 1933-1955

A digital version of the only comprehensive record of dissertations accepted by U.S. universities during coverage dates. Includes those universities that did not send their dissertations to UMI. Taken from the print index, Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities 1933-1955 and provides full page images of the original print index. May be searched by author, title, subject and university. Beware that when Ebsco says PDF full text it is not full text of the dissertation but full text of the entry in Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities which is only a brief bibliographic record

Date Coverage:
1933-1955
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Citations Only

American Indian histories and cultures

Covering Native American cultures from prior to the colonization of the North American continent (Canada, Mexico, and the United States) to the Rights Movement of the 20th century, the materials in this collection cover 11 broad themes in culture, history, education, religion, government relations, treaties and wars, trade, and 20th century political activism, among others. Includes coverage of indigenous peoples from Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Primary source documents, maps and atlases, visual images, art, photographs, linguistic and ethnographic accounts, 20th century American Indian newspapers, etc. Drawn from the Ayers Collection at the Newberry Library, a premier collection of Native and Indigenous documents, art, and history. May exclude some culturally sensitive materials regarding ceremonies and religious practices. Images may be selected to create slideshows. Searchable by keyword; browse by Tribes & Nations, documents, maps, visual resources, and chronology. Most materials are in English, but there are documents and maps in Spanish and French. Cross-searchable with The American West. Adam Matthews

Date Coverage:
1600 - 1999
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Full Text

American song

Provides access to over 6,000 albums (over 116,000 tracks) of songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Included in the database are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and anti-war protests. Contains all of the content of the former African American Music database

Date Coverage:
Late 19th century to present
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Multimedia
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Annual reviews

Offers critical reviews of primary research in the biomedical sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences. Biomedical/life science collection includes analytical chemistry; biochemistry; biomedical engineering; biophysics; cell and developmental biology; chemical and biomolecular engineering; clinical psychology; ecology, evolution, and systematics; entomology; food science and technology; genetics; genomics and human genetics; immunology; marine science; medicine; microbiology; neuroscience; nutrition; pathology : mechanism of disease; pharmacology and toxicology; physiology; phytopathology; plant biology; psychology; and public health. Physical sciences collection includes analytical chemistry; astronomy and astrophysics; biomedical engineering; biophysics; chemical and biomolecular engineering; computer science; condensed matter physics; earth and planetary sciences; environment and resources; fluid mechanics; marine science; materials research; nuclear and particle science; and physical chemistry. Social Sciences collection includes anthropology; clinical psychology; economics; environment and resources; financial economics; law and social science; political science; psychology; public health; resource economics; and sociology. Search by keyword, author or journal. Browse by journal

Date Coverage:
1932 to present
Content Availability:
Full Text

Archives of human sexuality and identity. LGBTQ history and culture since 1940

Brings together disparate collections of documents, grassroots newsletters, journals, periodicals, literature, diaries, personal papers, government documents, and ephemeral material related to the LGBTQ movement in North America and beyond. Gale

Date Coverage:
1946-2000s
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Full Text

Association of Religion Data Archives

Indexes religious themed statistical research results from various academic, private and government sources. Predominantly North American coverage supplemented by growing international content. Online customizing features enable researchers to generate national profiles, maps, church membership overviews, denominational heritage trees, tables, charts, and other summary reports. Files can be downloaded. Includes two Baylor Religion Surveys

Date Coverage:
Varies by survey; 1967-present
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Multimedia
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ATLA religion database with ATLASerials

Indexes comprehensively scholarly and non-scholarly journals in religion and theology. This resource is a definite "must consult" for those undertaking bibliographic research in Christian religious studies. One of the oldest continuing indexes of religious journal literature, its retrospective journal coverage goes back as far as 1949 and in some cases to the 19th century. The breadth and depth of its coverage renders this index extremely versatile. Its content and search features make it relevant for research in a number of religion specific areas including Biblical Studies, Church history, Systematic Theology, Philosophical Theology, and Ministry studies, as well as denomination specific research. Full- text access is frequently available. Abstracting is spare, but does appear in the occasional record. EBSCOhost

Date Coverage:
1949 - present
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Some Full Text
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Bibliography of native North Americans

Indexes popular and scholarly journal articles, essays, Native American/First People's newspapers, books, and book reviews on all aspects of Native Americans. Contains citations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents of the United States and Canada. Covers history, biography, anthropology, politics, literature, governance, gaming, culture, archaeology, and many other fields. Searchable fields include author, title, abstract, keyword, people, company, geographic terms, and publication. EBSCOhost

Date Coverage:
1600 - present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Bloomsbury fashion central

Provides access to a searchable portal of integrated text and image content on world dress and fashion throughout history. Notable resources are reference works, including the Berg Encyclopedia of Dress and Fashion, an extensive e -book collection, classic and modern writings on fashion, and a vast image bank, including items from the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. Searching by image only reveals a visual search interface with a specially designed taxonomy in order to refine search results by type of dress, people, time period, place, textiles and materials, and themes

Date Coverage:
Continually updated
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Multimedia

British periodicals

Provides access to the searchable full text of hundreds of British periodicals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth, with high-resolution facsimile page images. Content comes from the UMI microfilm collections: Early British Periodicals, English Literary Periodicals, British Periodicals in the Creative Arts, and additional titles. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the fine arts, the social science, music, art, drama, archaeology, and architecture

Date Coverage:
Late 17th to early 20th
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Full Text

Center for Research Libraries online catalog. Dissertations

Searchable online index of foreign (non-U.S or Canada) doctoral dissertations held by the Center for Research Libraries. 800,000 doctoral dissertations (including those of Albert Einstein, Dag Hammarskjold, and other Nobel laureates). The collection ranges from the mid-1800s to the current day. Advanced search provides limits by Year, Language, and Place of Publication (country). Browsing by country and/or awarding institution is available. Baylor is a member of CRL and Scholars and researchers from CRL member institutions have free and unlimited use of the CRL collections through interlibrary loan. CRL

Date Coverage:
Mid 1800's to present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Contemporary world music

Offers 200,000 tracks (approx. 16,000 albums) of music from all regions of the world. Genres include traditional and contemporary popular genres. Also see Smithsonian Global Sound database for complementary recordings. Browsable by cultural groups, people, ensembles, genres, instruments, places

Date Coverage:
20th century to present
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Multimedia
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Credo

Provides access to authoritative content from subject encyclopedias and handbooks covering every major subject. Offers topic pages that provide background information on a topic and mind maps that show relationships between topics. Search results may include images, video clips, and maps. Also displays links to related and specialized library databases allowing users to select other library databases for further topic exploration

Date Coverage:
Date varies
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Full Text

Criminal justice abstracts with full text

Provides comprehensive coverage of all areas of criminal justice. Topics include criminology, probation and parole, substance abuse and addiction , history of crime, forensic sciences and investigation, criminal investigation, police and policing, corrections and prisons, criminal law and procedure, and criminal justice

Date Coverage:
c. 1900 to present
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Some Full Text
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Criminal justice collection (Gale)

Covers criminal justice topics and is part of the larger Academic Onefile database. Searchable by keyword, entire document, subjects, abstracts, author, brand name, company name, person name, place name, document title, etc. Coverage: 1980 to present day. Includes articles in magazines, journals, news sources, and books. Gale Cengage

Date Coverage:
1980 to present
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Some Full Text
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Cross-national time-series data archive

A product of the State University of New York (Binghamton), the Cross-National Time-Series Data Archive provides ranges of annual data from 1815 to the present for many countries. Data would be useful to researchers in political science, sociology, economics, business, education, history, and communications (data sets on telegraphs and computer usage are included). The data elements have been collected at regular intervals which allow users to look at what has changed over time

Date Coverage:
Varies
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Databib

With support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the libraries of Purdue and Pennsylvania State University have collaborated to create Databib: an online, annotated bibliography of research data repositories. It is a great a tool for helping people identify and locate online repositories of research data. Users and bibliographers create and curate records that describe data repositories that users can search

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N/A
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Citations Only
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DataZoa

DataZoa is a universal translator for data series on the Web. This resource gives users the ability to drag-and- drop access to over 3 billion data series in Economics, Health, Energy, Demographics, Finance, and more, from the US and the world. Users can view, analyze, share, download, and create website embeddable charts and tabular displays with this data

Date Coverage:
Varies
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Multimedia
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Defining gender, 1450-1910

Provides access to original British sources including ephemera, pamphlets, commonplace books, diaries, periodicals, letters, ledgers, manuscript journals, poetry, receipt books and conduct and advice literature. Includes contextual essays by scholars introducing the major themes of the project and provide direct hypertext links to the sources. Key topics covered are represented in five ‘sections’: Conduct and Politeness, Domesticity & the Family, Consumption & Leisure, Education & Sensibility and The Body

Date Coverage:
1450-1910
Content Availability:
Full Text

Directory of open access journals

Indexes the scholarly and scientific literature in open access journals (journals which do not charge the individual or the institution a subscription fee but make their content freely available). Journals indexed must be peer-reviewed or have editorial quality control and report results of research to a scholarly community to be included in the indexing. Access to full text varies by journal. All languages and subjects are covered. Search for articles by keyword (with Boolean "and/or/not" connectors), search journals by title, or browse journals by broad subject categories. DOAJ, Lund University Library (Sweden)

Date Coverage:
~2002 - present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Diversity studies collection (Gale)

Covers ethnic and social diversity issues. Includes news sources (the largest group of publications), magazines (the second largest group of publications), and academic journals. This collection is part of the larger Academic Onefile database. Searchable by keyword, entire document, subjects, abstracts, author, brand name, company name, person name, place name, document title, etc. Coverage: 1980 to present day. Gale Cengage

Date Coverage:
1980 to present
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Some Full Text
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Ebook central

Provides access to academic and scholarly electronic books which Baylor University Libraries have purchased. Covers all subject fields. Keyword search across entire collection or browse by broad subject. Search by keyword within individual books. Links out to definitions, explanations, biographies, maps, and other information resources. Copy and paste text (citation is embedded in the copy feature) or print up to 60 sequential pages at a time. Create account to use "Bookshelf" and save notes features of reader. ProQuest

Date Coverage:
~2000 - present
Content Availability:
Full Text
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EBSCOhost electronic journals service

Provides access to a directory of electronic journals indexed in EBSCO databases; for some titles, EBSCO has rights to grant online, full-text access. Browse journals by title, subject, or publisher; search journals by title (keyword in title, title contains, or exact match); or search for articles by keyword or author. NOT the place to start a research or paper project as the results returned will be too numerous for most users. Very useful to view the table of contents of a particular journal, to search for all articles in a specific journal on X topic, or to find an article in a specific journal indexed by EBSCO when the database which includes the journal in its coverage is unknown. EBSCOhost

Date Coverage:
Varies
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

EHRAF archaeology

Supports the study of cross-cultural patterns of anthropological subjects in association with a particular documented archaeological tradition or statistical sample of the world's prehistoric cultures. Serves as a companion resource to eHRAF World Cultures

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Date varies
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Full Text

EHRAF world cultures

Provides comparative analysis of individual cultures via in-depth indexing of the full texts of major anthropological research monographs, periodical articles, essays, dissertations, and photographic collections. This is the digitized content of most of the Human Relations Area Files, a project from Yale University

Date Coverage:
Date varies
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Full Text

Encyclopaedia Britannica world data analyst

Provides country and regional analyses and offers detailed statistical comparisons of countries around the world using both the most current statistics and historical figures. Users can create tables and charts, then export the information into a spreadsheet

Date Coverage:
Varies
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Full Text

Ethnic newswatch

Indexes the newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals published by, about, and for ethnic, minority, and native peoples. Keyword and Boolean searches may be limited by one of 8 major ethnic groups, by date, by location, and by language (Spanish, English, or both). Covers all subject areas: health, immigration, education, discrimination, biography, etc. Provides full text for many of the publications indexed. ProQuest

Date Coverage:
1990 - present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Ethnographic video online. Volume 1

Provides a visual encyclopedia of human behavior and culture through online streaming video. Contains classic and contemporary documentaries, previously unpublished footage from working anthropologists and ethnographers in the field, and select feature films. Includes footage from every continent and hundreds of unique cultures. Thematic areas include: language and culture; kinesthetics; body language; food and foraging; cooking; economic systems; social stratification and status; caste systems and slavery; male and female roles; kinship and families; political organization; conflict and conflict resolution; religion and magic; music and the arts; culture and personality; and sex, gender, and family roles. Searchable by people, subject, title and transcript/subtitles. Browsable by ethnographer, geographic location, cultural group, subjects, date (1922 to present day), people, content type and clips. Alexander Street Press

Date Coverage:
1922 to present
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Full Text
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Ethos

Makes UK theses (electronic and paper based) available via a 'one-stop-shop' by harvesting e-theses from institutional repositories and digitizing paper theses on- demand from researchers. Some theses are available for immediate download, while others can be requested from a participating institution which then sends the thesis to the British Library for digitization. In order to download a thesis or request digitization, you must register with the site

Date Coverage:
1600s-present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text
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Expanded academic ASAP

Provides broad coverage of news sources (including video), popular, trade, and scholarly journals on a wide range of topics. Good starting place to find or narrow a topic. Gale Cengage

Date Coverage:
~1980 - present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text
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Family studies abstracts (EBSCO)

Includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to family studies, including marriage, divorce, and family therapy

Date Coverage:
1970s - present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Gallup analytics

Provides country data based on opinion polls conducted by the Gallup organization. Users can access Gallup's U.S. Daily tracking and World Poll data to compare residents' responses region by region and nation by nation to questions on topics such as economic conditions, government and business, health and wellbeing, infrastructure, and education. Includes access to Gallup Brain which goes back to 1935

Date Coverage:
2005 to present
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Full Text
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Gender studies collection (Gale)

Provides a collection of peer-reviewed, full-text articles in HTML and PDF format covering gay and lesbian studies; intended primarily for academic researchers. Includes academic journals, magazines, and news sources. This collection is part of the larger Academic Onefile database. Searchable by keyword, entire document, subjects, abstracts, author, brand name, company name, person name, place name, document title, etc. Coverage: 1980 to present day. Gale Cengage

Date Coverage:
1980 to present
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Some Full Text
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Gerritsen collection of Aletta H. Jacobs

Trace the history of women’s movements and feminism over four centuries of documents and journals and across multiple countries in Europe and North America in this one collection. Full-text of primary source documents, journals, and pamphlets, in 14 langages (primarily English, German, and French), it is possible to trace developments in a single country or across several countries. The Gerritsen Collection includes advice manuals, education and professional training, history, social conditions, social reform, legal status, women’s health, and women’s employment. Among the books are many biographies of women – full-length biographies and biographical sketch collections. Gerritsen also has an extensive section of early women’s periodicals from 1860 through the 1940’s. Quick or Advanced search features are available for the entire collection, with limits for books or periodicals only. Primary Source. ProQuest

Date Coverage:
1543-1945
Content Availability:
Full Text

HathiTrust digital library

Serves as a digital repository for major research institutions and libraries to archive their immense digital collections and to ensure that the cultural record that these digital collections represent is preserved and accessible today and in the future. HathiTrust was founded in 2008 and includes content from the Google Books project and Internet Archive

Date Coverage:
16th cent. to present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Humanities & social sciences index retrospective (EBSCO)

Indexes articles from English-language periodicals from 1907 to 1984. Includes some of the best-known scholarly journals and numerous lesser-known but important specialized magazines. Coverage includes a wide range of interdisciplinary fields covered in a broad array of humanities and social sciences journals. Content from H.W. Wilson's International Index and Social Science and Humanities Index included

Date Coverage:
1907-1984
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links
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Illustrated London news historical archive, 1842-2003

This full-color online archive contains every issue of the world’s first illustrated weekly newspaper providing perspective on British life. Includes all Special Numbers and Reports - reproduced in high-quality color facsimile images

Date Coverage:
1842-2003
Content Availability:
Full Text

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research

Provides access to social science data for research and instruction. Maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files. Provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community. Established in 1962, ICPSR is an international consortium of academic institutions and research organizations

Date Coverage:
Varies
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Full Text
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International bibliography of the social sciences

Indexes and provides abstracts for books and scholarly journals in all areas of the social sciences (anthropology, business, history, law, media, international studies, philosophy, etc.). International in scope, countries, and languages covered. Searches may be limited by language, type of item (book, journal, conference paper, etc.). ProQuest

Date Coverage:
1951 - present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Journal citation reports

Provides information for journal evaluation using citation data including total cites, impact factor (with and without self-cites), 5-year impact factor, citable items, cited half-life, citing half-life, Eigenfactor score, article influence score, % articles in citable items, normalized Eigenfactor, and average JIF percentile. Also available are ranking by both Web of Science and Essential Science Indicator categories. Find journals by title or category. Can limit to open access journals only

Date Coverage:
1997 to present
Content Availability:
Citations Only
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JSTOR

Provides online access to important scholarly journals and books in many different disciplines. For journals, JSTOR mainly serves an archival function; it contains recent issues for some titles, but for most titles the available issues are two years old or more. Can be searched by author, title, or keyword, with limits available for discipline, dates, language, type of publication, and publication title. No subject access is provided, so use other databases for subject searching

Date Coverage:
19th - 21st centuries
Content Availability:
Full Text

Making of America (Online : Cornell University. Library)

Provides indexing and digital access to books and journals published in America in the 19th century (Cornell dates: 1840 - 1900). Making of America (MOA) is a cooperative effort between Cornell and University of Michigan to digitize important materials in American social history. Each University selected different but significant book and journal titles to digitize. Collectively, the subject strengths of the MOA are education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. Each University's collection must be searched separately. Search by keyword, basic, Boolean, proximity, and bibliographic/citation information or browse by book title or journal title/issue. Cornell University

Date Coverage:
1840 - 1900
Content Availability:
Full Text

Making of America (Online : University of Michigan)

Provides indexing and digital access to books and journals published in America in the 19th century (UM dates are ~ 1850 - ~1877). Making of America (MOA) is a cooperative effort between Cornell and University of Michigan (UM) to digitize important materials in American social history. Each University selected different but significant book and journal titles to digitize. Collectively, the subject strengths of the MOA are education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. Each University's collection must be searched separately. Search by keyword, basic, Boolean, proximity, and bibliographic/citation information. Browse the UM collection by book or journal title by using the links at the bottom of the home page. Primary Source. University of Michigan

Date Coverage:
1850 - 1877
Content Availability:
Full Text

Mass observation online

Includes essays on British social history collected between 1937 and 1972 during a project called the Mass Observation. Includes photographs, file reports, diaries, and day surveys. Topic collections include: Film, reading habits, religion, victory celebrations, smoking habits, drinking habits, posters, reconstruction, family planning, sexual behavior, Beveridge social surveys, music, dancing and jazz, propaganda and morale, conscientious objection and pacifism, anti-Semitism,, leisure and sport. Parts included under Mass Observation Studies: File Reports 1937 -1972, Topic Collections 1938-1965, Worktown Collection 1937-1940, Worktown Photos; and under Publications: Diaries and Personal Writings, Diaries 1939-1951, Day Surveys 1937-1938, Directive Replies 1939-1947

Date Coverage:
1937-1972
Content Availability:
Full Text

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) abstracts database

Contains summaries of U.S. and international publications, including federal, state, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, audiovisual presentations, and unpublished research on criminal and juvenile justice and drug control. Excludes most legal decisions, opinions, and statutes. Intended to meet the needs of criminal justice professionals, researchers, policymakers, and technical and legal experts. Unique elements of the collection include agency-produced documents and final grant reports of the Office of Justice Programs sponsored research. Documents are either written in English or have an English-language summary. No print version of the database is produced. Covers 1972 to the present. ProQuest

Date Coverage:
1972 to present
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links

NCJRS abstracts database

Contains summaries of more than 180,000 criminal justice publications including federal, state, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, audiovisual presentations, and unpublished research on criminal and juvenile justice and drug control. The National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database excludes most legal decisions, opinions, and statutes. Intended to meet the needs of criminal justice professionals, researchers, policymakers, and technical and legal experts. Unique elements of the collection include agency-produced documents and final grant reports of the Office of Justice Programs sponsored research. Documents are either written in English or have an English-language summary. No print version of the database is produced. Covers 1972 to the present. Searchable by author, title, journal name, and general (keyword). Can be limited by language and date range

Date Coverage:
1972 to present
Content Availability:
Citations Only

NDLTD

Provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD), this resource is building a comprehensive gateway to all doctoral and master-level theses and dissertations, many openly accessible, by harvesting the information from repositories throughout the world

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Date varies
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NTIS

Contains bibliographic records for research sponsored by the United States and select foreign governments. Contents include research reports, computer products, software, video cassettes, audio cassettes, and more dating back to 1964. Covers areas of administration and management; aeronautics and aerodynamics; agriculture and food; astronomy and astrophysics; behavior and society; biomedical technology and human factors engineering; building industry technology; business and economics; chemistry; civil engineering; combustion, engines, and propellants; communication; computers, control and information theory; detection and countermeasures; electrotechnology; energy; environmental pollution and control; government inventions for licensing; health care; industrial and mechanical engineering; library and information sciences; manufacturing technology; materials sciences; medicine and biology; military sciences; missile technology; natural resources and earth sciences; navigation, guidance, and control; nuclear science and technology; ocean technology and engineering; ordnance; photography and recording devices; physics; problem solving information for state and local governments; space technology; transportation; urban and regional technology and development. Search by keyword, title, author, abstract, accession number, or product number. Limitable by year, subject, collection, and/or agency

Date Coverage:
1964 to present
Content Availability:
Citations Only
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OAIster

Makes available an Open Access Initiative to provide indexing and access to freely available books, journal articles, newspapers, manuscripts, audio files, video files, photographic images, datasets, and theses and dissertations. International in scope. Search by keyword, or use advanced search for author/title/subject search. Results may be limited by format. OCLC

Date Coverage:
All years
Content Availability:
Full Text

Oxford bibliographies

Offers discipline-focused, online guides to the essential literature in subjects across the humanities and social sciences. Each subject module includes a full set of entries (written by scholars in the field) covering a range of topics from general overviews to highly- specialized themes. Each entry provides a synoptic, bibliographic guide to the key literature and most useful online resources in given area of research. All subject areas or just selected ones may be browsed or searched by keyword or phrase. Oxford

Date Coverage:
Ancient times to the present day
Content Availability:
Full Text

Oxford bibliographies. Criminology

Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on the study of crime as a social phenomenon. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable. Contains a "My OBO" function that allows users to create personalized bibliographies of individual citations from different bibliographies

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N/A
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links
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Subjects:

Oxford bibliographies. Latino studies

Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on Latino studies and the Hispanic minority in the United States. Introductory essay provides a review of current research trends and issues. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable. Contains a "My OBO" function that allows users to create personalized bibliographies of individual citations from different bibliographies

Date Coverage:
Date varies
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links
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Oxford bibliographies. Sociology

Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on sociology, the study of society and human behavior. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable. Contains a "My OBO" function that allows users to create personalized bibliographies of individual citations from different bibliographies

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N/A
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links
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Oxford handbooks online. Business and management

Provides research reviews which cover the broad spectrum of issues in business and management. This focus ranges from company competition in the wider market to management strategies to interaction of business with government, society and other firms. Oxford Handbooks Online. Business and Management contains specially commissioned essays from leading figures that provide critical examination of the direction of research on contemporary issues and important concepts

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Varies
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Paley Center seminars

Provides access to a video collection of interviews and panel discussions recorded at The Paley Center for Media (formerly the Museum of Television & Radio). The seminars feature industry insiders discussing the processes of television production, the impact of media on contemporary society, and much more. Full transcriptions and detailed indexing allow searching for topics, titles, or speakers. Logging into "My Research" allows for saving items and searches and creating and annotating clips from videos

Date Coverage:
1997-present
Content Availability:
Multimedia
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Periodicals index online

Indexes the table of contents of journals going as far back as 1665 and as recent as 1995. It covers 37 key subject areas in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences and indexes over 15 million articles. Periodicals Index Online covers not only journals published by academic presses but also those journals published as popular reading which now provide valuable research materials for scholars. ProQuest/Chadwyck-Healey

Date Coverage:
1665 - 1995
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links
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PolicyMap

Provides demographic, education, health, geographic data and more. Offers the user the capability of presenting the data visually through maps, tables, and reports. This resource is geared toward non-GIS experts who want to analyze large amounts of data

Date Coverage:
Date varies
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Full Text
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Project Muse

Provides searching and full-text access to scholarly journals from a wide variety of not-for-profit organizations (university presses, scholarly societies, historical associations, and religious communities). Browse journals by individual title or by subject groupings, or search for articles by author, title, subject, etc. Limits by year, article type (review, poetry, drama, fiction), date, and language of article. Project Muse/Johns Hopkins University Press

Date Coverage:
Varies by journal
Content Availability:
Full Text

ProQuest dissertations & theses global(Online)

Includes citations to dissertations and theses from around the world from 1637. Each dissertation published since July 1980 includes a 350-word abstract written by the author. Master's theses published since 1988 include 150- word abstracts. Simple bibliographic citations are available for dissertations dating from 1637. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full-text coverage for older graduate works. Other dissertations and theses are available for purchase as printed copies. Included with this database is also ProQuest Dissertations and Theses - UK & Ireland

Date Coverage:
1637 to present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

ProQuest social sciences premium collection

Covers all of the social sciences with deep coverage of sociology and politics, and extending to criminal justice, education, linguistics, and language behavior. Offers abstract and indexing files on over 14,000 titles, totaling around 15 million records. This is combined with more than 1,800 full-text scholarly journals and other sources including full-text dissertations, SSRN Political Science Research Network working papers and most recently added, sociology videos from INTELECOM. ProQuest

Date Coverage:
c. 1880 to present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text
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ProQuest statistical abstract of the U.S

Provides a comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. Each statistical table provides originating source information with links to the government publication or website. In the case of non-federal government sources, the publisher's website is linked and access to the related material may not be available freely. This resource also provides comparative international statistics. ProQuest

Date Coverage:
1878 - present
Content Availability:
Full Text

ProQuest statistical insight

Provides statistical data from U.S. government publications from 1973, state and private sources from 1980, and international organizations from 1983. Conduct search by keyword(s) and limit results by publishing organization, geographic region, local area, or broad subject. Data may be further restricted by demographic features (age, marital status, industry, etc.). ProQuest

Date Coverage:
1973 - present
Content Availability:
Citations Only
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Psychology & behavioral sciences collection (EBSCO)

Provides a comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, education, social work, sociology, psychiatry and psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. A subset of Academic Search Complete. Searchable by author, title, subject, geographic term, abstract, and journal name. EBSCOhost

Date Coverage:
1930 to the present day
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links

PsycINFO

Provides citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, all in psychology and related disciplines, dating as far back as the 1800s. 99 percent of the covered material is peer- reviewed. The database also includes information about the psychological aspects of related fields such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business, law, and others. Journal coverage, which spans 1887 to present, includes international material selected from nearly 2,000 periodicals in more than 25 languages. Can limit by publisher, publication year, publication status, publication type, document type, book type, peer reviewed, language, population group, age group, intended audience, methodology and classification codes. EBSCOhost

Date Coverage:
1800? to present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

PsycTESTS

Provides access to more than 15000 psychology tests and measures. Includes tests originally developed for research but not commercially available and some commercially available tests with links to the publisher. Records include a summary, development history, purpose, reliability and validity data (if available) and citation of the peer-reviewed source document. Full-text test items are available for many records. Search by keyword, title, author, subject, construct, as well as other fields. Limit by results by administration method, commercial availability, permissions, fees, as well as target population demographics

Date Coverage:
N/A
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Race relations abstracts (EBSCO)

Covers essential areas related to race relations, including ethnic studies, discrimination, immigration studies, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. Coverage is from 1975 to the present. Records are selected from many of the top titles within the discipline, including Race, Ethnicity & Education and Ethnic & Racial Studies

Date Coverage:
Early 1900's to present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

RAND state statistics

Offers a variety of statistics for Texas and USA. Statistics are organized into the areas of Business and Economics including employment, unemployment, occupational projections, construction and real estate,retail and taxable sales, gross state product, and airport operating statistics; Population and Demographics; Education including enrollment, enrollment projections, test scores, class size, teacher salaries, district finances; Community including a number of "quality of life" measures, such as crime rates, air quality, traffic, population density, and tax rates; Health and Socioeconomic; and Government Finance. Searchable on the state, city and county levels. National and state (other than Texas) information is available in many areas. RAND

Date Coverage:
Varies
Content Availability:
Full Text
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Readers' guide retrospective

Provides indexing to the most popular magazines for the general public from 1890 - 1982. Areas covered include children and teen magazines, television guides, news and opinion magazines, art journals, women's and men's magazines, etc. Sample titles indexed: National Geographic, Ms., Motor Trends, Parent's Magazine, People, Scientific American, and Audubon. Includes book reviews. H.W. Wilson

Date Coverage:
1890 - 1982
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links

Ruth Fulton Benedict papers

Provides access to the personal and professional papers of Ruth Fulton Benedict who made significant contributions to anthropology through her exploration and examination of the role of individuals in relation to larger societies and cultures, and her integration of analysis of personality and individual agency in cultural description

Date Coverage:
1905-1948
Content Availability:
Full Text
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SAGE journals online

Provides online, full-text access to journals published by SAGE Publishers to which Baylor University Libraries subscribe. Covers a broad range of academic disciplines: humanities, social sciences, biomedical sciences, materials science, health sciences, life sciences. Supports keyword and advanced (Boolean) search or browse by discipline. SAGE

Date Coverage:
1879 - present (varies by journal)
Content Availability:
Full Text

Scopus

Provides citations and abstracts of peer-reviewed titles from international publishers, Open Access journals, conference proceedings, trade publications, book series, patents, and quality web sources as far back as 1823. Includes 4 collections: life sciences, health sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences and humanities. Search documents, authors, or affiliation. Advanced search uses Boolean operators and codes. Limitable by facets. Provides related articles and citation information. Customizable personal accounts. Part of the SciVerse system

Date Coverage:
1823 to present
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links

Social explorer

Provides access to 220 years of demographic data and 18, 000 maps covering census, economic, election, religion data and more. Users can create thematic and interactive maps using basic GIS and data manipulation. In addition, users can download data or tables and create snapshots of maps

Date Coverage:
1790-current
Content Availability:
Full Text
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Social Science Research Network

Provides the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences. Each of SSRN's networks encourages the early distribution of research results by publishing submitted abstracts and by soliciting abstracts of top quality research papers around the world. The SSRN eLibrary consists of two parts: an Abstract Database containing abstracts of scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection of downloadable full-text documents in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. The eLibrary also includes the research papers of a number of Fee Based Partner Publications. Searchable by Title only or by Title, Abstract & Keywords

Date Coverage:
1994 to present day
Content Availability:
Some Full Text
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Social theory

Provides an extensive range of influential writings representing the most important trends of sociological thought from the eighteenth century to the present day. Offers a large selection of full text-documents that explore the complexities and interpret the nature of social behavior and organization. The author index is searchable by author, gender, year of birth, year of death, place of birth, place of death, nationality, race, religion and affiliations, and any combination of the preceding. The source index is searchable by author, source title, editor/translator, journal, source type (book, journal, or pamphlet), original language, language of this edition, publisher, publication place, year of publication, and subject headings. Alexander Street Press

Date Coverage:
18th century to the present day
Content Availability:
Full Text
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Social work abstracts

Provides citations and abstracts dealing with all aspects of the social work field, including theory and practice, areas of service and social issues, and problems. Searchable by author, title, abstract, subject, publication date, source, publisher, document type, etc. Includes articles in periodicals, books, book chapters, and dissertations. EBSCOhost

Date Coverage:
1965 to present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Sociological abstracts

Abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Includes citations to book reviews and abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers. It includes the companion file Social Services Abstracts. Records. Searchable by author, title, keyword, descriptors, source, and 26 other fields. Covers the years 1952 to the present time. ProQuest/CSA

Date Coverage:
1952 to present
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links

SpringerLink

Provides online, full-text access to Springer's journal titles and ebooks as well as journals from other publishers as far back as 1832. Subjects include architecture and design; behavioral science; biomedical and life sciences; business and economics; chemistry and materials science; computer science; earth and environmental science; engineering; humanities, social sciences, and law; mathematics and statistics; medicine; physics and astronomy; and professional and applied computing. Full text available for articles and books marked with a green square. Searchable by keyword, author, DOI, publication, etc. Journals are browsable by collection or title. Customizable personal accounts

Date Coverage:
1832 to present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Voxgov

Provides access to nearly 100,000 new government documents each week from over 8,300 sources and 14,600 different websites. Contains a repository of over 30 million documents authored or adopted by the U.S. Federal Government and published through official government channels

Date Coverage:
Date varies
Content Availability:
Full Text

Web of science. Core collection

Provides access to bibliographic information of journal articles through the Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded, and Social Sciences Citation Index from 1900 to present. Search by topic, author, publication, editor, language, etc. Provides citation information. Limitable by facets. Customizable personal accounts

Date Coverage:
1900 to present
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links
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Web of science. Current contents connect

Contains table of contents and bibliographic information from scholarly journals and books since 1998 to present in the areas of Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences; Social & Behavioral Sciences; Clinical Medicine; Life Sciences; Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences; Engineering, Computing & Technology; Arts & Humanities; Business Collection; Electronics & Telecommunications Collection. Includes Basic Search (by topic topic, title, author, publication), Advanced Search, Browse Journals. Limitable by facets. Web of Science

Date Coverage:
1998 to present
Content Availability:
Citations Only
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Web of science. Data citation index

Provides bibliographic references to research data in the areas of Science (1900-present) and Social Science & Humanities (1900-present). Includes Basic Search (by topic, title, author, DOI, document type, etc.), Cited Reference Search, and Advanced Search. Document type includes Repository, Data study, and Data set. Entries include DOI or source URL for access to data. Includes links to related records and journal citations. Limitable by facets. Web of Science

Date Coverage:
1900 to present
Content Availability:
Full Text
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WHO Statistical Information System

Provides statistical and epidemiological data and information presently available from the World Health Organization and elsewhere in electronic or other forms

Date Coverage:
Date varies
Content Availability:
Full Text
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Wiley online library

Provides search access to all journals and e-books available from Wiley as well as full-text access to those journals and e-books to which the Baylor Libraries subscribe back to the first volume and issue of most works. Subjects include agriculture, aquaculture and food science; architecture and planning; art and applied arts; business, economics, finance and accounting; chemistry; computer science and information technology; earth and environment; humanities; law and criminology; life sciences; mathematics and statistics; medicine; nursing, dentistry and healthcare; physical sciences and engineering; psychology; social and behavioral sciences; and veterinary medicine. Full text available for articles with the unlocked icon. Searchable by keyword, title, author, publication, etc. Browsable by subject or journal. Customizable personal accounts. Wiley Online Library

Date Coverage:
N/A
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Women and social movements in the United States 1600-2000

Access a diverse collection of primary sources, scholarly articles, biographical information (from Notable American Women), data and graphs, state, local, and national reports, and the online journal Women and Social Movements. Covers gender, racial, moral, employment, and social issues related to women. Includes teaching tools on specific issues which are supported by the documents in the collection. Browse contents by movement, document project or archive, chronology, etc.; keyword and advance search options. Alexander Street Press

Date Coverage:
1600 - 2000
Content Availability:
Full Text

Women's magazine archive

Provides full text access to several prominent consumer magazines aimed at a female readership: Better Homes & Gardens, Chatelaine, Good Housekeeping, Ladies’ Home Journal, Parents, and Redbook

Date Coverage:
Late 1800's to 2005
Content Availability:
Full Text

World Christian database

Provides access to statistical data sources on "international religious composition." Data comes from a variety of sources including (but not limited to) statistical questionnaires returned by churches and national collaborators over the period 1982-2000; field surveys and interviews...in more than 200 countries...over the years 1965-2000...; unpublished documentation for all countries, etc. Information is readily available on religious activities, growth rates, religious literature, worker activity, and demographic statistics. Additional secular data is incorporated on population, health, education, and communications. Searchable by keyword. Useful to a wide variety of researchers of the development of World Christianity from the mid-twentieth century to today

Date Coverage:
2007-
Content Availability:
Multimedia
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World digital library

Provides digital access to primary resources from cultures and countries around the world across all time. Includes books, journals, manuscripts, maps, motion pictures, prints and art, and sound recordings. A joint project of the Library of Congress and U.N.E.S.C.O., the site is arranged visually using a map of the world to indicate the number of culturally significant items available for each 9 geographical groupings. Each item is given a summary description which describes the item and it's cultural importance. The site may also be searched by keyword or browsed by place, time, topic, type of item, or institution. Language options for English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic, Russian, and Chinese

Date Coverage:
8,000 BCE - 2010 CE
Content Availability:
Multimedia

World public opinion.org

Provides information and data gathered by worldwide research centers on public opinion on international issues. Datasets to studies produced by the Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) are available in the Digital Repository of the University of Maryland (DRUM)

Date Coverage:
Unknown; current
Content Availability:
Full Text

World religion database

The World Religion Database (WRD) contains detailed statistics on religious affiliation for every country of the world. It provides source material, including censuses and surveys, as well as best estimates for every religion to offer a definitive picture of international religious demography. It offers best estimates at multiple dates for each of the world’s religions for the period 1900 to 2050

Date Coverage:
1900-2050
Content Availability:
Full Text
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WorldCat

Contains an online catalog to the book, media, archival, journal, map, music, and special collections holdings of libraries across the United States and internationally. Can limit by year, type of material, and other factors. OCLC FirstSearch

Date Coverage:
All years
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links
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