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Women’s History Online, 1543-1945 (Gerritsen Collection)

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Provider: ProQuest
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Descriptions: A full-text collection of books, pamphlets and periodicals reflecting the evolution of a feminist consciousness and the growth of the movement for women's rights. Includes publications from Europe, the U.S., the United Kingdom, Canada, and New Zealand.
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Periodicals Archive Online (PAO)

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Provider: ProQuest
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Descriptions: PAO contains scanned archival access to more than 500 journals in the social sciences and humanities, affording the user historical access to some of the most respected journals published in these areas. Some earlier material is covered, but most content is from the 19th and 20th centuries. Most coverage ends with the year 2000.
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Global Health Library

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Provider: World Health Organizationv
Descriptions: A virtual platform pointing to reliable health collections and systems with a particular focus on developing countries. Contains links to searchable "libraries," or portals, of health, agricultural, earth and environmental science, social science and other categories of information arranged according to World Health Organization regional offices. Searches may return full-text articles from open-access journals in various languages (including English); grey literature; WHO reports and other WHO publications; and some proprietary content not accessible from this site to users in the United States, such as the Cochrane database. The WHO regions covered are: Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern Meditteranean, Europe, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific.
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UNESCO

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Provider: UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)
Descriptions: This is the website of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
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FedStats

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Provider: FedStats
Descriptions: From health to forests, food consumption to criminal justice, this is an invaluable, user-friendly gateway to hundreds of government and agency sources for U.S. statistical data accessible by topic, geographic location, or federal agency. Links to the Statistical Abstract of the United States, also.
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PAIS International

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Provider: ProQuest
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Descriptions: Public Affairs Information Service International (PAIS) selectively indexes journals, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material, and more. PAIS International covers publications from over 120 countries throughout the world. Indexed materials are published in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. Includes access to the PAIS Archive. The user can filter results for peer-reviewed material, and can search for figures and tables.
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Oxford Open

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Provider: Oxford University Press
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Descriptions: Oxford University Press now publishes seventeen open-access journals covering various disciplines. Many open-access articles can also be found within the Oxford Journals subscription collection. Under Oxford's optional open-access publishing model, author(s) can choose to pay a fee to make their work freely available upon publication in most Oxford journals.
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National Criminal Justice Reference Service

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Provider: U.S. Department of Justice
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Descriptions: Contains summaries of over 189,000 U.S. and international publications, including federal, state, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, audiovisual presentations, and unpublished research. NCJRS resources are available to the general public.
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

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Provider: US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Descriptions: The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and its sub-agencies pursue a mission of reducing the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. Through grants and contract awards, SAMHSA and its subagencies support programs and organizations on state, territorial, tribal, and community levels through grant and contract awards. SAMHSA's Center for Behavioral Health Statistics & Quality is an authoritative source of mental health and drug abuse data for the country.
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New England Complex Systems Institute

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Provider: New England Complex Systems Institute
Descriptions: The science of complex systems builds upon the traditional focus on individual systems or parts of systems, concentrating instead on integration of interdependency within and between systems that form networks of cause and effect. With humanity as its scale, complex systems research applies scientific method to further the understanding and predictability of behavior, social interaction, and the consequences of societal policies and decisions. The New England Complex Systems Institute develops and applies new mathematical approaches and multiscale analysis to diverse scientific and social systems like cell science, biodiversity, altruism, ethnic violence, economic crisis, climate change, and the healthcare system. Free full-text access to many papers on complex systems is available here.
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NationMaster.com

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Provider: Luke Metcalfe and Rapid Intelligence Pty. Ltd.
Descriptions: This is a site that compiles statistical and demographic data on many topics for international comparison. The data are from authenticated, cited sources. "NationMaster is a vast compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, UN, and OECD. ...you can generate maps and graphs on all kinds of statistics with ease."
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SpringerLink

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Provider: Springer
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Descriptions: Home of the respected scientific, medical, social sciences and humanities e-books and journals published by Springer.
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SJR- SCImago Journal and Country Rank

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Provider: SCImago
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Descriptions: Based on data indexed in SCOPUS, SJR graphs a number of metrics on scientific publications and publishing. Some unique aspects of the journal analysis include: proportion of cited to uncited/citable to uncitable articles; percentage of a journal's articles that are indicative of research resulting from international collaboration; ranking of countries and regions of the world according to publication output and citation; and an interactive map feature that generates graphic co-citation networks among disciplines, by country and time period. The opening page of SCImago sums it up: "Rank - Analyze - Compare - Visualize."
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Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI)

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Provider: Ovid
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Descriptions: HAPI provides access to information on measurement instruments (questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, coding schemes/manuals, rating scales, projecting techniques, vignettes/scenarios, tests) in the health fields, psycho-social sciences, organizational behavioral science and library and information science. Use HAPI to identify measures needed for research studies, grant proposals, client/patient assessment, class papers and projects, theses and dissertations, and program evaluation. For a brief guide to searching any Ovid database, access the full list of available databases by clicking "Change Databases," and click the "i" (information) logo next to its title.
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Scopus

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Provider: Elsevier
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Descriptions: The SCOPUS database contains millions of records from 10,150 life and health sciences publications (including all journals contained in Medline and EmBase) and includes most other sciences and humanities-- coverage of 20,450 journal titles. SCOPUS also indexes the proceedings of 750 conferences.  Searching also pullsl in relevant Web resources, organized under a separate tab. Another tab separates patent results from patent offices in the US and worldwide. SCOPUS provides a Journal Analyzer tool that graphs journals, singly or for comparison, from 1996 to present, showing total citations, number of articles published, total cites divided by number of articles, and the percentage of non-cited articles. Affiliation searching is also provided. A free login for authorized users provides additional advantages: a customizable personal profile for saving citation lists and tracking authors; a publication alert service; and direct export to RefWorks. For SCOPUS's tutorials, click here.  NOTE: Scopus may not support Safari.
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