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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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  • Alternative Press Index (current)
    Indexes journals covering cultural, economic, political & social change. 1991-current.
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  • Alternative Press Index Archive (1969-1990)
    Indexes journals covering cultural, economic, political & social change. 1969-1990.
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  • CQ Electronic Library
    Full-text of the CQ Weekly and The CQ Researcher, as well as the CQ Congress Collection. From the Congressional Quarterly. CQ Weekly Report: 1983 to current. CQ Researcher: 1991 to current.
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  • Defining Gender
    Fully digitized rare primary source literature. Material has been selected from a European perspective with an emphasis on British and European sources. 1450-1910.
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  • eHRAF World Cultures
    Primary source materials on hundreds of cultures and ethnic groups. Contains ethnographic and other documents describing cultural and social life that are organized by culture or ethnicity. International scope.
    Also Known As
    • Human Relations Area Files
    • HRAF
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  • ERIC (via EBSCOhost)
    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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  • Independent Voices
    Alternative press publications produced by feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals and the New Left, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Hispanics, LGBT activists, the extreme right-wing press and alternative magazines.
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  • iPOLL
    Includes polls and data survey results from academic, commercial and media survey organizations such as Gallup Organization, Harris Interactive, Pew Research Associates, and many more. From the Roper Center. 1935-present.
    Also Known As
    • Roper Center for Public Opinion Research
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  • Issues & Controversies
    Summarizes current issues and controversies in political, economic, social and scientific topics. 1995-current.
    Also Known As
    • Facts on File
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  • JSTOR A Best Bet database
    Essential scholarly journals in many academic fields, especially arts, literature, humanities, and biology. Some back to early 1900s; most recent 2-5 years not available.
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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.
    Also Known As
    • Dissertation Abstracts
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  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
    Covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.
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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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  • Scopus A Best Bet database
    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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