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  Sociological Abstracts (ProQuest/CSA) Authentication Required 
    Coverage: 1952 to the present. Updated: monthly.
Provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800 serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.
  International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences 2nd Ed. (Gale) Authentication Required 
    Last Updated: 2008.
This e-book includes over 3,000 articles on a variety of social science topics such as: achievement testing, censorship, personality measurement, aging, income distribution, foreign aid (political and economic aspects), food (world problems, consumption patterns), cultural adaptation, comparative health-care systems, terrorism, political correctness, agricultural innovation, legislation of morality, sexual violence and exploitation, white collar crime.
  ProQuest Criminal Justice (ProQuest) Authentication Required Bought to you by UW-L Student Differential Tution Funds 
    1981-present
ProQuest Criminal Justice (formerly ProQuest Criminal Justice Periodicals Index or CJPI) is a comprehensive database supporting research on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends.
  Social Sciences Citation Index (Thomson) Authentication Required 
    Coverage: 1987 to present. Updated: weekly.
Indexes more than 1,725 journals spanning 50 disciplines, as well as covering individually selected, relevant items from over 3,300 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals. Can also be used to find other articles citing a specific article (footnotes in reverse).
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  Social Services Abstracts (ProQuest/CSA) Authentication Required Resource Guide
    Coverage: 1979 to the present. Updated: monthly.
Provides citations of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. The database abstracts and indexes over 1,300 serials publications and includes abstracts of journal articles and dissertations, and citations to book reviews.

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  America: History and Life (EBSCOhost) Authentication Required Brought to you by the University of Wisconsin System 
    Coverage: 1964 to present. Updated: quarterly.
Covers the world's scholarly literature on the history and culture of the U.S. and Canada. Over 1,700 journals are indexed.
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  Child Abuse, Child Welfare & Adoption Database (BiblioLine)Authentication Required 
Resource Temporarily Unavailable This database has been discontinued.

    Coverage: 1965 to present. Updated: semi-annually.
Indexes a variety of print sources (books, journals, government reports, conference papers and more) on the maltreatment, safety, permanency and well-being of children.
  CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online (Columbia University Press) Authentication Required 
    Coverage: 1991 to present. Updated: weekly.
Citations, abstracts, and selected full-text of journal articles, working papers, and conference papers in topics such as: international affairs, economics, environment, and politics. Also includes case studies, course packs, and a schedule of events with calls for papers.
  ClasePeriódica (FirstSearch) Authentication Required Brought to you by the University of Wisconsin - Madison 
    Coverage: Clase - 1975 to present; Periódica - 1978 to present. Updated: every three months.
ClasePeriodica is two specialty resources in one: Clase indexes articles from Latin American journals focusing on humanities and social sciences, while Periódica indexes articles from science and technology journals. As one database, ClasePeriódica includes over 300,000 citations from 2,600 scholarly journals that are edited in 24 different Latin American and Caribbean countries. Resources are from periodicals that are published in Spanish, Portuguese, French, and English languages.
  ComAbstracts (CIOS) Authentication Required 
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    Coverage: 1980 to present. Updated: monthly.
Citations and abstracts of journal articles published in over 50 primary professional journals in the communications field.
  CQ Researcher (CQ Press) Authentication Required Brought to you by the University of Wisconsin System 
    Coverage: Past 15 years to present. Updated: weekly.
Full-text articles on the most current and controversial issues of the day with complete summaries, insight into two sides of the issues, bibliographies and more.
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  eHRAF Archaeology (HRAF) Authentication Required 
    Coverage: Over 41 major traditions. Updated: annually.
Over 50,000 pages in over 690 full-text documents, indexed by subject to facilitate comparative archaeological studies within and across regions. Each tradition file consists of a general summary and full-text sources including books, journal articles, dissertations, and manuscripts.
  eHRAF World Cultures (HRAF) Authentication Required 
    Updated: annually.
A cross-cultural database that contains over 350,000 pages of information on all aspects of cultural and social life. eHRAF is the online portion, covering approximately 150 cultures. Together with the corresponding microfiche set (Murphy Library basement), over 400 cultures are covered.
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  Historical Abstracts (EBSCOhost) Authentication Required 
    Coverage: 1955 to present. Updated: quarterly.
Indexes and abstracts over 2,000 history journals. Covers world history from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada, which are covered in America: History and Life).
Note: This resource is limited to 6 simultaneous users. If access is unavailable, please try again later.
  PsycINFO (EBSCOhost) Authentication Required 
    Coverage: 1887 to present. Updated: monthly.
Contains citations and abstracts of journal articles, book chapters, and books in the field of psychology or in the psychological aspects of many related disciplines. Full text articles from over 300 articles are available via links from PsycINFO to other EBSCOhost databases; 51 journals are available via links in PsycINFO to PsycARTICLES.

    Multidisciplinary Article Databases

  Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost) Authentication Required Brought to you by BadgerLink Resource Guide
    Coverage: 1975 to present. Updated: Daily.
Provides access to citations and abstracts for over 8,000 magazines and journals, with full text access to over half these titles. For scholarly publications, full text is available for more than 3,600 titles covering subjects such as social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies.
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  CQ Researcher (CQ Press) Authentication Required Brought to you by the University of Wisconsin System 
    Coverage: Past 15 years to present. Updated: weekly.
Full-text articles on the most current and controversial issues of the day with complete summaries, insight into two sides of the issues, bibliographies and more.
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  JSTOR Authentication Required Bought to you by UW-L Student Differential Tution Funds 
    Coverage: varies (some 19th century) to 2005.
Access to the full text of over 1700 scholarly journals from a variety of disciplines. Coverage: varies (some 19th century) to 2005. Collections include: Arts and Science I - VIII and Life Sciences. Access to JSTOR Arts & Sciences V through VIII is made possible by Academic Initiative funding.
  LexisNexis Academic (LexisNexis) Authentication Required Brought to you by the University of Wisconsin System 
Over 5,600 full text sources.
News: 350 newspapers, 400 magazines/journals, 600 newsletters, broadcast transcripts, campus news, wire services.
Business: news, accounting literature, company information, directories.
Legal Research: secondary literature, case law, codes & regulations, tax law, international legal materials, patent research, career information.
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  MasterFILE Premier (EBSCOhost) Authentication Required Brought to you by BadgerLink 
    Coverage: 1984 to present. Updated: daily.
Full-text from nearly 3,000 general reference, business, consumer health, general science, and multi-cultural periodicals.
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    News & Media

  Alternative Press Index (FirstSearch)Authentication Required 
Resource Temporarily Unavailable 7/26/11: This resource is currently unavailable

    Coverage: 1991 to present. Updated: quarterly.
Indexes nearly 290 newspapers and magazines that report and analyze the practices and theories of cultural, economic, political and social change. Provides additional viewpoints on internationally significant subjects.
  Alternative Press Index. Archive (FirstSearch)Authentication Required 
    Coverage: 1969 to 1990. Updated: quarterly.
Indexes nearly 290 newspapers and magazines that report and analyze the practices and theories of cultural, economic, political and social change. Provides additional viewpoints on internationally significant subjects.

    Periodicals

  Sociology Periodicals
A title list of the library's individual periodical subscriptions in Sociology. Many more Sociology related periodicals are available through the library's article databases.

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    E-Reference Books

  Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society (Sage) Authentication Required 
    Last Updated: 2008.
This e-book includes nearly 600 entries covering intergroup relations in the United States and the comparative examination of race and ethnicity worldwide. Themes include: * Biographies * Community and Urban Issues * Concepts and Theories * Criminal Justice * Economics and Stratification * Education * Gender and Family * Global Perspectives * Health and Social Welfare * Immigration and Citizenship * Legislation, Court Decisions, and Treaties * Media, Sports, and Entertainment * Organizations * Prejudice and Discrimination * Public Policy * Racial, Ethnic, and Nationality Groups * Religion * Sociopolitical Movements and Conflicts.
  Encyclopedia of Social Psychology (Sage) Authentication Required 
    Last Updated: 2007.
This e-book includes 600 entries on intellectual and scientific content for social psychology. Key themes include: Action Control * Antisocial Behaviors * Attitude * Culture Emotions * Evolution * Groups * Health * Interpersonal Relationships * Judgment and Decision Making Methods * Personality * Prejudice * Problem Behaviors * Prosocial Behaviors * Social Cognition.
  Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, & Conflict (Elsevier) Authentication Required 
This e-encyclopedia includes 225 articles on antagonism and reconciliation in all contexts. Topics include arms control, conflict resolution, peace movements, child abuse, social justice, terrorism, political assassinations, and more.

    Featured Reference Books @ Murphy Library

  American Attitudes: What Americans Think About the Issues that Shape Their Lives
    4th ed., 2005
  Encyclopedia of American Immigration
    4 volumes, 2001
  Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood: In History and Society
    3 volumes,2004
  Encyclopedia of European Social History: From 1350 to 2000
    6 volumes, 2001
  Encyclopedia of Homelessness
    2 volumes, 2004
  Encyclopedia of Prisons & Correctional Facilities
    2 volumes, 2005
  Encyclopedia of Social Welfare History in North America
    2005
  Encyclopedia of Sociology
    2nd ed., 5 volumes, 2000
  Encyclopedia of Urban Cultures: Cites and Cultures Around the World
    4 volumes, 2002
  Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America
    2 volumes, 2000
  Handbook of Death & Dying
    2 volumes, 2003
  International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family
    2nd ed., 4 volumes, 2003
  Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying
    2 volumes, 2003
  Sage Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods
    3 volumes, 2004
  The National Directory of Children, Youth & Family Services
    21st ed., 2005/06
  Encyclopedia of Crime & Justice
    2nd ed., 4 volumes, 2002
  Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
    3 volumes, 2005
  Handbook of Family Measurement Techniques
     3 volumes, 2001
  Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Issues: An Encyclopedia
    2003

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    Letters & Diaries

  British & Irish Women's Letters and Diaries: 1500 - 1900 (Alexander Street Press) Authentication Required Brought to you by the University of Wisconsin - Madison 
    Coverage: 1500 to 1900.
Spanning more than 300 years, this collection will bring the personal experiences of more than 1,000 women to researchers, students, and general readers. Represented are all age groups and life stages, all ethnicities, many geographical regions, the famous and not so famous. More than 500 biographies enhance the use of the database.

    Literature

  Twentieth Century Advice Literature: North American Guides on Race, Gender, Sex, and the Family (Alexander Street Press) Authentication Required Brought to you by the University of Wisconsin - Madison 
The collection brings together the instructional, prescriptive, behavioral, and etiquette literature that defined standards of personal conduct for millions of Americans and reflected the prevailing social mores across the twentieth century. The collection contains 150,000 pages of fully searchable handbooks, manuals, textbooks, etiquette guides, self-help books, instructional pamphlets, and how-to books that illustrate both how Americans actually behaved and how they felt they ought to behave.

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    Websites (free, public sites)

  ETANA (Electronic Tools and Ancient Near Eastern Archives)
ETANA is envisioned to include the permanent archiving, dissemination and generation of both front- and back-end stages of scholarly knowledge (such as archaeological excavation reports, editions of ancient and modern texts, core early monographs, dictionaries, journals, and reports in the public domain), a portal to ANE Web resources, an electronic commons where scholars in the field can share data and images, and eventually an electronic publishing effort for "born digital" publications. ETANA will also collect and/or develop software required for the production of the Internet site in core areas identified by the planning committees and outlined herewith. Vanderbilt's library will serve as the host technical site and grant administrator.
  National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)

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