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  • Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging
    Concise, accurate summaries of classic topics as well as the most recent thinking and research in new areas covering a broad range of issues, from biological and physiological changes in the body to changes in cognition, personality, and social roles to applied areas such as psychotherapy, long-term care, and end-of-life issues.
  • Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment
    Acknowledges the overlap of criminology and criminal justice with a number of disciplines such as sociology, psychology, epidemiology, history, economics, and public health, and law with entries organized around 12 core substantive areas of crime and punishment: international aspects, multi/interdisciplinary aspects, crime types, corrections, policing, law and justice, research methods, criminological theory, correlates of crime, organizations and institutions (U.S.), victimology, and special populations.
  • Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration
    A complete exploration of the prominent themes, events, and theoretical underpinnings of the movements of human populations from prehistory to the present day, including thematic interpretations and theories of migration, significant contemporary scientific discoveries and scholarly interpretations.
  • Essential Supreme Court Decisions
    Summaries of leading cases in U.S. constitutional law
  • SAGE Handbook of Cultural Sociology
    Schools of Thought | Methodological Approaches | Disciplinarity and Interdisciplinarity | Culture and Society | Culture and Politics | Arts and Aesthetics | Culture and Consumption
  • SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Work and Employment
    Historical Context | Social Divisions | Experience of Work | Work and Organization | Non-Standard Forms of Work and Employment | Work and Life Beyond Employment | Globalization and the Future of Work
  • U. S. Bureau of Justice Statistics Open Access
    United States Government Information | Statistics | Criminal Justice | Crime | Capital Punishment | Prisons | Domestic Violence
  • Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Family Studies
    Comprehensive, interdisciplinary collection of the key concepts, trends, and processes relating to the study of families and family patterns throughout the world.
  • Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements
    Historical and Modern Topics | Significant Social and Political Developments

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  • Dissertations and Theses (WorldCat)
    Over 8 million records representing all dissertations, theses and published material based on theses and dissertations cataloged in WorldCat.
  • HeinOnline: Government, Politics, and Law
    Government documents | US Statutes, Congressional documents, federal agency documents | Legal research | 2600+ scholarly journals | US treaties | Classic treatises | State and federal case law | Special collections on Criminal Justice, History, Foreign Relations, Religion and the Law, and Women and the Law | Trial active through 3/15/19
  • ILOSTAT Open Access
    Statistics on labor issues from over 200 countries, such as unemployment, wages, hours of work, consumer price indices, and more. From the International Labour Organisation
  • Routledge Handbook of Hospitality Studies
    The most up-to-date and definitive resource on the subject; interdisciplinary in coverage, international in scope and designed to be a benchmark for any future assessment of the field and its development. The 'state-of-the-art' orientation of the book is achieved through a critical view of current debates and controversies in the field as well as future research issues and trends
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States Open Access
    Contains data from 1889-2011. The U.S. Census Bureau terminated the collection of data for the Statistical Compendia program effective October 1, 2011. The Statistical Compendia program is comprised of the Statistical Abstract of the United States and its supplemental products--the State and Metropolitan Area Data Book and the County and City Data Book. To access the most current data, please refer to the organizations cited in the source notes for each table of the Statistical Abstract.
  • U. S. Census Bureau Open Access
    U. S. Government Information | Statistics | Population Clock | Health | Housing | Economic Indicators | Economic Census | Employment | Foreign & Domestic Trade
  • U. S. Census Bureau Data Vizualization Gallery Open Access
    Census Bureau visualizations that chart changes in demographics, housing, employment.