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  • Academic Search Premier A Best Bet database
    Scholarly journal articles and popular magazines covering all topics. A great database for beginning searches. 1980s-present (dates may vary).
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  • Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 Part 1
    1.5 million pages of primary sources on social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world. Features content from 35 countries, with over 15 languages represented.
    Also Known As
    • LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 Part 1
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  • CenStats: U.S. Census Bureau
    Several databases of demographic and economic information, including Building Permits Data; International Trade Data; Census Tract Street Locator; Detailed Occupation by Race, Hispanic Origin and Sex; and USA Counties Data. From the US Census Bureau. See description for coverage.
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  • ERIC (via EBSCOhost) A Best Bet database
    Indexes scholarly journals and magazines in all areas of education, from early intervention (birth to age three), preschool, K-12 (public and private), and higher education. Includes bilingual, special, gifted, and computer education. 1966-present.
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  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Full-text of several print reference books from Gale.
    Also Known As
    • GVRL
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  • ICPSR - Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
    Access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction. Covers political science, demographics, history, economics, international relations, and more. For assistance with complex data, contact Mark Maynard, mark.maynard@uconn.edu
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  • Issues & Controversies
    Summarizes current issues and controversies in political, economic, social and scientific topics. 1995-current.
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    • Facts on File
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  • LexisNexis News
    National and international newspapers, news transcripts from TV and radio, and company financial reports. 1980s-current.
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  • LGBT Life with Full Text (EBSCO)
    Covers gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues. Topics include civil liberties, culture, employment, family, history, psychology, religion, sociology and more. varies; some back to 1950s-current.
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    • GBLT Life with Full Text (EBSCO)
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  • Medline via EBSCO A Best Bet database
    Scholarly journal articles about health and medicine, nursing, audiology, and biology. Search Medline with ERIC, PsycINFO, and Academic Search Premier through EBSCO.
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  • NCJRS Abstracts Database
    Covers all aspects of law enforcement and criminal justice. From the National Criminal Justice Reference System. 1972-current.
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  • Oxford Reference Online
    100 language and subject dictionaries and reference works. Subjects include: biology; classics; computing; dance; earth sciences; economics; mythology; history; law; literature; medicine; opera; performing arts; politics; science, theater; and more.
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  • Population Index
    Summarizes articles on population topics. 1986-2000.
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  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
    Indexes doctoral dissertations completed in the U.S. Includes some master"s theses and foreign language dissertations. Full text of many dissertations 1997-. For UConn, 2012-, see DigitalCommons@UConn. Holdings start in 1861 and go to the present day. Full-text coverage is best starting in 1997, but full text of older dissertations can also be found.
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    • Dissertation Abstracts
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  • PsycINFO A Best Bet database
    Scholarly articles in psychology, plus medicine, psychiatry, education, social work, criminology, social science, business, & organizational behavior. 1872-present.
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  • Public Affairs Index
    Indexes journal articles, books, statistical yearbooks, conference proceedings, research reports and government documents world-wide on public affairs, political science, public administration, and international relations. Replaced PAIS 1/26/2017. 1915-current.
    Also Known As
    • PAIS International
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  • PubMed
    Scholarly journal articles about health and medicine, nursing, audiology, and biology. PubMed includes the MEDLINE database, but has newer content and additional life science journals. PubMed is late 1940s-current. 1940s-current.
    Also Known As
    • Medline via PubMed
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  • Scopus
    Scholarly journal articles and conference papers on any topic in science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts & humanities. Includes cited references and h-index information. 1996-present for cited reference searching; partial coverage, without references, to 1823.
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  • Social Work Abstracts
    Summarizes articles in 450+ journals in all areas of social work, including theory and practice, areas of service, social issues, and social problems. 1966-current.
    Limited to 8 simultaneous users.
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  • SocINDEX with Full Text A Best Bet database
    Scholarly journal articles on sociology and related social and behavioral sciences. Hundred of scholarly journals available in full text; hundreds of other journals indexed. 25,000 author profiles. Replaced ProQuest Sociological Abstracts. Coverage dates vary; 1895-present.
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  • Women's Studies International (EBSCO)
    Core topics in women's studies as well as current topics in feminist research. Includes sociology, history, political science, public policy, business, and education. Indexes journals, newspapers, newsletters, books, proceedings, and dissertations. 1972-current.
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