Highly Recommended Databases
Social Work Abstracts (1965-present; some full-text; tutorials; RefWorks help; XLinks) offers extensive coverage of more than 450 social work and human services
journals. It covers all
aspects of the social work field, including theory and practice, areas of
service, social issues and problems, therapy, education, human
services, addictions, child and family welfare, mental health, and civil and legal
rights. It is produced by the National
Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing. This subscription is limited to 8 simultaneous users. Evidence-Based Practice Tip: To limit search results to articles with some level of evidence: Type your search strategy in the textboxes provided. Type research in the next available textbox. Click the Search button.
(much full-text; 1823-present; RefWorks help
) contains 18,500 titles with 70% from international sources. It includes 17,000 peer-reviewed journals, over 3 million conference papers, 600 trade publications, 24 million patents, and 359 book series. It covers the arts & humanities as well as the social, health, physical, and life sciences. Users can search by keyword, author, article title, journal, and other parameters.
Citations include cited references and times cited information as well as journal ranking information. This database contains about 2,400 embedded full-text journals in addition to the full-text provided via OhioLINK. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by Elsevier. XU faculty, staff, and students need to authenticate via OhioLINK both on and off campus using their MyXU portal username and password.
SocINDEX (core 1895-present; much full-text; tutorials;
RefWorks help; XLinks) features more than 1,660,000 records with subject headings from a 19,300 term sociological thesaurus
designed by subject experts. It indexes over 750 core journals, 575 priority journals, 2,800 selective journals,
books, conference papers, and other non-periodical content sources. Searchable cited references are also provided. It
covers all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study, including abortion, criminology & criminal justice,
demography, ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, marriage & family, political sociology, religion,
rural & urban sociology, social development, social psychology, social structure, social work, socio-cultural
anthropology, sociological history, sociological research, sociological theory, substance abuse & other addictions,
and violence. It features over 10,000 author profiles with biographical and bibliographic information. It contains
full-text for over 344 core journals, 129 priority journals, 700 books, and 6,800 conference papers. It includes the former EBSCO database, Sociological Collection. It is produced
by and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing. Evidence-Based Practice Tip: To limit search results to articles with some level of evidence: Type your search strategy in the textboxes provided. Type research in the next available textbox. Click the Search button.
Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) (alternative link; 1980-present; updated weekly; some full-text;
RefWorks Help; tutorial; citation alerts; saving searches & creating alerts; journal titles) is one of the citation databases included in Web of Knowledge. Click Web of Science and then change Current Limits to search this database separately. It provides bibliographic information and
cited references for over 1,700 social sciences journals. It covers anthropology, business,
communication, demography, economics, education, ethnic studies, family studies, health policy,
history, information & library science, international relations, law, management, nursing,
political science, psychology, public administration, rehabilitation, social work, sociology,
substance abuse, transportation, urban studies, women's studies. Click Sign In to save searches and receive search history and citation alerts. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by Thomson Reuters. Evidence-Based Practice Tip: To limit search results to articles with some level of evidence: Type your topic in the text boxes provided. Type your academic discipline (e.g., occupational therapy, social work, nursing) in the next available text box. Type research in the next available text box. Click the down arrow adjacent to the last two text boxes and select Topic.
PsycINFO in EBSCO (1872-present; updated weekly; some full-text;
RefWorks help; Video tutorials; XLinks) is the online version of the print
resource, Psychological Abstracts. It provides abstracts and indexing to the scholarly
journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations, and technical reports in psychology, the
behavioral sciences and mental health. It also covers topics related to psychology such as
psychiatry, management, business, education, social science, neuroscience, law, medicine, and
social work. Journal coverage includes more than 1,900
international periodicals written in over 24 languages. Current chapter and book coverage includes worldwide
English-language material published from 1987-present. It is produced by the American
Psychological Association (APA) and the user interface is provided by EBSCO. Evidence-Based Practice Tip: To limit search results to articles with some level of evidence: Type your search strategy in the textboxes provided. At your search results, click All Limit Options (in the gray section). In the Methodology selectbox hold down the Ctrl key and click all methods that apply. Click the Limit Results Now button at the bottom of the page.
(much full-text; RefWorks help
) searches the following PsycNET databases individually or all at once: PsycARTICLES
, a full-text database of journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA) and other publishers in subject areas such as applied psychology, health, theory, research, personality and more; PsycTHERAPY
, a database of streaming videos of psychotherapy demonstrations; PsycTESTS
, a database of the full text of psychological tests and measures as well as a rich source of structured information about the tests; APA Books
, a subset of the PsycBOOKS database which includes the full text of APA books from one or more copyright years; and PsycINFO
(1872-present), a collection of more than 1,900
international periodicals written in over 24 languages as well as books, book chapters, and theses and dissertations. PsycNET is compiled by the APA and the user interface is provided by PsycNET.
Race Relations Abstracts
(1975-present; Much full-text; Tutorials
; RefWorks help
) contains more than 49,500 records pertaining to the social, political, and economic relations between races and ethnicities. Topics include ethnic relations, discrimination, radicalism, economics, cultural identity, pressure groups, immigration, ideology, and community relations. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
Reviews has been cancelled..
(1968-present; updated quarterly; some full-text; RefWorks
) provides indexes and abstracts to journals, books and reports in criminology
and related fields. It covers crime trends, prevention projects, corrections,
juvenile delinquency, police, courts, offenders, victims, and sentencing. It is produced by the Don M. Gottfredson Library of Criminal Justice
at Rutgers University Law Library and the
user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
(all full-text; XLinks
) includes a world, children and states editions. It contains a photo gallery, recipe
collection, famous people, data tables and definitions. Select from an A-Z list
of countries/regions/states or select an area on a map. Each country includes
a detailed map, flag, national anthem, current time, currency converter, recipe
collection, facts and statistics as well as sections on history, climate, the
people, customs, courtesies, lifestyle and society. It is produced by and the
user interface is provided by Brigham Young University.
(about 1995-present; updates dependent upon publisher;
all full-text; RefWorks help
; saving searches
) is a multidisciplinary
collection of about 5,000 journals published by Academic Press, American Chemical
Society, American Institute of Physics, American Physical Society, American Psychological
Association (PsycARTICLES), Association of Computing Machinery, Berkeley Electronic
Press, BioOne, Blackwell, Cambridge University Press, Elsevier, Emerald (MCB University
Press), Ingenta, Institute of Physics, Kluwer, Lawrence Erlbaum, Optical Society
of America, Oxford University Press, Project MUSE, Royal Society of Chemistry,
Springer-Verlag, Thieme and Wiley. Scholars can be notified
about new relevant articles according to subject, author or journal
title. It is compiled by and the user interface is provided by OhioLINK.
Historical Statistics of the United States
(most from 1800s-1990s; full-text essays & introductions; downloadable data)
provides quantitative data on population, work & welfare, economic structure & performance, economic sectors, and governance & international relations. It covers social, behavioral, humanistic, and natural sciences including history, economics, government, finance, sociology, demography, education, law, natural resources, climate, religion, international migration, and trade. It permits users to search and download data as well as create customized tables, spreadsheets and graphs. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by Cambridge University Press.
Human Resources Abstracts
(1975-present; Much full-text; Tutorials
; RefWorks help
) contains over 116,000 records covering human resources, industrial relations, occupation, labor, compensation, benefits, work, and organizational behavior. It also includes journals in social work, sociology, public health, welfare, psychology, economics, business, education, law, counseling, and management. It includes academic journals, books, magazines. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
(1st issue of 1st volume to 3 years from present; all full-text; Video tutorial
; Handout tutorial
; RefWorks help
) provides online
access to back issues of selected scholarly journals in a variety of academic
disciplines including the arts, business, demographic studies, humanities, social sciences,
and science. The multidisciplinary arts & sciences collection was updated in June 2009 with an additional 120 titles
, bringing the total number of journals in this collection to 749. JSTOR also includes 8,200 19th Century British pamphlets. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by JSTOR, a not-for-profit organization that serves
and is supported by the scholarly community. NOTE:
journal content published prior to 1923 in the US and prior to 1870 elsewhere is freely available to the public for reading and downloading (nearly 500.000 articles from more than 200 journals).
Mango Language Learning Center
(off-campus link via OhioLINK authentication
; audio files) is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages such as Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and many more. It also offers English language lessons if English is not your first language. The system is divided into modules that have clear goals related to conversation and pronunciation. It uses a variety of teaching methods including audio, flashcards, repetition, and cultural notes. It also contain a translation feature. Click the Start Learning
button to begin. You can also create a free Mango profile to log in and track your progress. This database requires Java and Flash. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by Mango Languages.
Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print (1989-present; full-text reviews of tests; tutorials; XLinks) contains
descriptive information about and critical reviews of all known, commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English-language. The tests included
in this database cover educational skills, personality, vocational aptitude, and psychology. For
each test the database provides the test name, purpose, classification, author(s), publisher,
publication date, time requirements, existence of validity and reliability data, score
information, levels, intended populations, overview of the test, description of test materials,
price, acronym, and one or more reviews of the test. It does not include the actual test instrument. It is
produced by the Buros Institute and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing. This subscription is limited to 12 simultaneous users.
National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Clinical Register cancelled, see NASW's free, online Find a Social Worker
(Using this resource
; all full-text; XLinks
) is a cross-searchable database of more than
125 quick reference dictionaries and 189 in-depth encyclopedias. It covers general reference
as well as specific subject categories: archaeology, art and architecture, bilingual dictionaries, classical studies, encyclopedias, English dictionaries and thesauri, history, language reference, law, linguistics, literature, media studies, medicine and health, music, names studies, performing arts, philosophy, quotations,
religion, science and technology, social sciences, and society and culture. All subject categories can be searched separately. Reference types include overview pages, subject reference, timelines, quotations, English dictionaries, and bilingual dictionaries. It is published by and the user interface
is provided by Oxford University Press. This subscription is limited to 5 simultaneous users.
No reader is required to use these electronic books. The best way to find ebooks is in the XPLORE Library Catalog
. Just look for the ebook icon:
(formerly LexisNexis Statistical; exportable data; users guide
) includes datasets from many sources, including the US government, international organizations, and the private sector. It covers all subject areas, including banking and finance, criminal justice and law, education, energy resources and demand, food and agriculture, government and politics, health and vital statistics, housing and construction, industry and commerce, international; labor and employment, natural resources and environment, population and income, prices and cost of living, stocks and commodities, and transportation and travel. Users can search datasets by keyword; browse datasets by subject or source; display datasets by trend, map or ranking; and output datasets in print, PDF, delimited, Excel or SAS formats. Datasets can be limited by date and geographic area (country, state, county). Years available varies by dataset; for example, births 1999-present and breast cancer 1973-present. It also features datasets currently in the news, such as crude oil price, 30-year fixed mortgage rate, airline on-time arrival rate, campaign contributions for both Obama and McCain, gasoline prices, the prime rate and the unemployment rate. It is compiled by and the user interface is provided by
ProQuest. Users will need to run the Java installation.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
(1878-present; updated annually; all
full-text) provides data tables for population; vital statistics; health and nutrition;
education; law enforcement, courts and prison; geography and environment; parks, recreation,
and travel; elections; state and local government; federal government finances and employment;
national defense and veteran affairs; social insurance and human services; labor force,
employment, and earnings; income, expenditure, and wealth; prices; banking, finance, and
insurance; business enterprise; communication and information technology; energy; science and
technology; land transportation; air and water transportation; agriculture; natural resources;
construction and housing; manufactures; domestic trade and services; foreign countries and aid;
outlying areas; comparative international statistics; 20th century statistics; and industrial
outlook. Tabular data is available in portable document format (PDF) and requires Adobe Acrobat
Reader for viewing and printing. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by the
U.S. Census Bureau.
Women and Social Movements has been cancelled.
World Data Analyst
(all full-text; XLinks
) offers detailed comparative and ranked statistics for countries around the world, using both the most
recent statistics and historical figures. Users can create tables and charts, and can export data into spreadsheets.
It also provides links to country articles from the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia.
It is produced by and
the user interface is provided by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.