Research Databases - Social Sciences

 

Academic Search Premier
Academic and professional journals.


Oxford Reference Online
Brings together 100 language and subject dictionaries and reference works.

 

Points of View
Points of View Reference Center contains many topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument). Providing a balance of materials from all viewpoints, it also includes over 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from all sides of the political spectrum, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books. It also offers guides for writing position papers, developing arguments and debating.

 

Statistical Abstract of the U.S. 
Issued annually by the federal government between 1878 and 2012, The Statistical Abstract of the U.S. is generally considered to be the most comprehensive single source for U.S. statistics. Due to budget cuts, the federal government ceased producing this resource in 2012. Beginning with the 2013 edition, ProQuest now provides an online version of this information.

Topics covered in this resource include: Population; Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Divorces; Health and Nutrition; Education; Law Enforcement, Courts, and Prisons; Geography and Environment; Elections; State and Local Government Finances and Employment; Federal Government Finances and Employment; National Security and Veterans Affairs; Social Insurance and Human Services; Labor Force, Employment, and Earnings; Income, Expenditures, Poverty and Wealth; Prices; Business Enterprise; Science and Technology; Agriculture; Forestry, Fishing, and Mining; Energy and Utilities; Construction and Housing; Manufactures; Wholesale and Retail Trade; Transportation; Information and Communications; Banking, Finance and Insurance; Arts, Recreation and Travel; Accommodation, Food Services and Other Services; Foreign Commerce and Aid; Puerto Rico and the Island Areas; and International Statistics.

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