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Social Sciences Electronic Reference Resources

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  • Sage Knowledge E-Reference Collection
    Selected SAGE eBook and eReference content, including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, and more.

Subject Specific

  • 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.
  • Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics
    This work explores how the rise of social media is altering politics both in the United States and in key moments, movement, and places around the world. Its scope encompasses the disruptive technologies and activities that are changing basic patterns in American politics.
  • Essential Supreme Court Decisions
    Summaries of leading cases in U.S. constitutional law
  • 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

Interdisciplinary and Related

  • Dissertations and Theses (WorldCat)
    Over 8 million records representing all dissertations, theses and published material based on theses and dissertations cataloged in WorldCat.
  • Electronic Encyclopedia of Chicago Open Access
    Everything you ever wanted to know about Chicago - the history, the people, business, architecture, etc.
  • Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics
    This work explores how the rise of social media is altering politics both in the United States and in key moments, movement, and places around the world. Its scope encompasses the disruptive technologies and activities that are changing basic patterns in American politics.
  • 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
  • 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.