New and Featured Online Resources from Trexler Library

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New Database

HW Wilson Databases

Name:
Current Biography Illustrated

Description:

Previously available at Trexler Library in print format, Current Biography is now available to you online. Fully searchable, the database includes biographical information about celebrities, politicians, business people, writers, actors, sports figures, artists, scientists, and many others dating back to World War II.

In addition to more than 15,000 full text biographies and more than 9,400 obituaries, the online version contains more than 19,500 images. Text to speech conversion is available for listening to articles online or downloading to listen from your portable device.

 

New Database


CSA

Name:
ASSIA: Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts

Description:

ASSIA: Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts covers health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education. Updated monthly, ASSIA currently contains over 375,000 records from over 500 journals published in 16 different countries, including the UK and US.



New Database


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Name:
Black Studies Center

Description:
Historical and current material for researching the past, present and future of African-Americans, the wider African Diaspora, and Africa itself.  Scholarly essays, recent periodicals, historical newspaper articles, a periodical index, and more, combined from several resources: Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP), The Chicago Defender, and the Black Literature Index.



New Database


ICPSR

Name:
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)

Description:
An international consortium of about 700 academic institutions and research organizations, ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community. ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.



New Database


CSA

Name:
LISA: Library and Information Science Abstracts

Description:
LISA: LIbrary and Information Science Abstracts covers scholarly and non-scholarly publications in the area of library and information science. Major areas of coverage include: Artificial intelligence; Computer science applications; Information centres; Information management; Information science; Information storage; Information technology; Internet technology; Knowledge management; Librarianship; Libraries and archives; Library management; Library technology; Library use and users; Medical information; Online information retrieval; Publishing and bookselling; Records management; Telecommunications; Technical services; and the World Wide Web.



New Database

CSA

Name:
PAIS Archive

Description:
Citations from 1915 to 1976 providing historical perspective on many of the 20th century's public and social policies, including: the Atomic Age; China's cultural revolution; Civil rights movement; Cold War; Communism, Socialism, Nationalism; Great Depression; Israeli-Palestinian conflict; Korean War; McCarthyism; Prohibition; Religion and public schools; Space exploration; United Nations and League of Nations; Vietnam conflict; Watergate; Women's movement; World Wars I and II.



New Database

CSA

Name:
Physical Education Index

Description:
The Physical Education Index includes scholarly and trade literature from 1970 to the present, covering physical education curricula, sports medicine, and dance. Other coverage includes sport law, kinesiology, motor learning, recreation, standardized fitness tests, sports equipment, business and marketing, coaching and training, and sport sociology/psychology. Health education and physical therapy are also covered as they continue to become more prevalent in our society.



New Database

PILOTS

Name:
PILOTS Database

Description:
The PILOTS database is an electronic index to the worldwide literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health consequences of exposure to traumatic events. It is produced by the National Center for PTSD. Although it is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the PILOTS database is not limited to literature on PTSD among veterans.



New Database

CSA

Name:
Social Services Abstracts

Description:
Social Services Abstracts provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. Major areas of coverage include: Community and mental health services; Crisis intervention; The family and social welfare; Gerontology; Poverty and homelessness; Professional issues in social work; Social and health policy; Social services in addiction; Social work education; Social work practice; Support groups/networks; Violence, abuse, neglect; and Welfare services.



New Database

CSA

Name:
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

Description:
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts indexes the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration / policy. Over 1,700+ titles are being monitored for coverage; of these, 67% are published outside the United States. Major areas of coverage include: Comparative politics; Developing nations; Disarmament; Economic policy; Electoral systems; Environmental policy; Government/Political systems; History and theory of political science; International relations/trade; Labor relations; Military policy; Methodology and research technology; Political behavior; Political economy; Political psychology; Politics and law; Politics and communication; Politics and religion; Politics and society; Public administration; Security and defense; and Welfare systems.