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Academic Search Premier (EBSCOHost)(searching tips)
Academic Search Premier includes general interest and scholarly articles in a variety of areas including the social sciences.

Criminal Justice Periodicals Index (ProQuest)
A comprehensive collection of U.S. and international criminal justice journals including information for professionals in law enforcement, corrections administration, drug enforcement, rehabilitation, family law, and industrial security.

EBSCO MegaFILE (searching tips)
EBSCO MegaFILE is a multi-disciplinary database spanning every area of academic study. It is comprised of EBSCO's Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier and Regional Business News databases.

Provides access to scholarly journals in many social science disciplines. Coverage begins with volume 1 for each title. Depending on the publisher, the most recent three - five years may not be available via JSTOR.

LexisNexis Academic
Provides access to informaiton in a variety of areas including the social sciences.

Access to local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers. Paid advertisementss and newswire articles are excluded. This database includes the Aberdeen American News, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and the New York Times.

ProQuest (searching tips)
ProQuest includes general interest and scholarly articles in a variety of areas including the social sciences.

PsycARTICLES (EBSCOHost)(searching tips)
A source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology from the American Psychological Association (APA).

PsycINFO (EBSCOHost)(searching tips)
Resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations from the American Psychological Association (APA).

Reference Books

Handbook on Ethical Issues in Aging -- 1999
Addresses ethical issues in aging in a variety of contexts--the social cultural environment, physical health care, mental health care, social health care, legal care, and spiritual care.

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences -- 2nd ed., 2008
Includes numerous entries on topics in social science research and practice.


  • Films On Demand (Select "Sociology" or "Guidance & Counseling" or "Criminal Justice" or "Family & Consumer Sciences" under Subjects)

Online Resources

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