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star Agricola 1970 to the present.
Coverage dates back to 1970 and includes more than 4.6 million citations. The citations are comprised of journal articles, monographs, theses, patents, software, audiovisual materials, and technical reports related to agriculture.

star Academic Search Complete 1887 to present
A scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database containing full text for more than 7,100 publications, including over 6,100 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for 11,200 journals and other publications including monographs, reports, and conference proceedings. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format.

star Contemporary Women's Issues 1995 to present
Includes information from journals, newsletters, research reports from non-profit groups, government and international agencies. Updated every two weeks. Includes citations, abstracts, and full text.

star EconLit 1969 to present
The American Economic Association's electronic database of scholarly literature, EconLit provides indexing and abstracts of journals, books, dissertations, and working papers covering every area related to economics. It includes full text for more than 580 journals.

star Family studies abstracts
Family Studies Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to family studies, including marriage, divorce, family therapy, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. Records are selected from many of the top titles within the discipline, including Journal of Family Studies, Journal of Marriage & Family, and Family Relations.

star PsycINFO 1806 to present
Covers journal articles, books, book chapters, and dissertations in psychology and related fields. Provides citations and abstracts, as well as full text of articles published in many American Psychological Association journals.

star Sociological Abstracts (SocAbs) 1963 to present
Indexes articles in more than 1,900 journals, book abstracts and review citations in sociology and related fields. Provides citations, abstracts.

    American FactFinder
Interactive, searchable database that retrieves population, housing, industry and business statistics from the U. S. Census. Provides data for the lowest level of geography (blocks), and data for a variety of geographic entities, including school districts, zip code tabulation areas, state legislative districts and Census tracts. Also allows users to retrieve and create reference and thematic maps. Coverage period variable. Continuously updated. Provides statistical data.

    America: History and Life 1964 to present
A complete bibliographic reference to the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Published since 1964, the database comprises almost 400,000 bibliographic entries. This extensive database covers over 2,000 journals published worldwide. Updated three times per year. Provides citations, abstracts.

    American Periodicals Series Online 1741-1900 1741-1900
American popular and professional periodicals, over 1,000 titles in all, covering a wide range of subjects. Provides citations, full text.

    Black Thought and Culture
Black Thought and Culture provides approximately 100,000 pages of monographs, essays, articles, speeches, and interviews written by leaders within the black community from the earliest times to the present. Some of the authors include Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, Carter G. Woodson, Alain Locke, Mary McLeod Bethune, Booker T. Washington.

    CINAHL 1981 to present
CINAHL with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals,providing full text for more than 580 journals indexed in CINAHL.CINAHL with Full Text also includes the Pre-CINAHL dataset. Pre-CINAHL is intended to provide current awareness of new journal articles,and is a collection of records that provide basic bibliographic information before they are indexed with CINAHL Headings.As Pre-CINAHL journal articles are indexed, the records are replaced with complete CINAHL records.

    Dissertations & Theses
Electronic edition of Dissertation Abstracts covering the complete range of academic subjects appearing in dissertations from over 1,000 accredited institutions since 1861. Citations from 1980 forward also include 350-word abstracts written by the author. Free twenty-four page previews for all subjects. Full text for dissertations in the Humanities and Social Sciences are available beginning in 1997; full text for selected dissertations prior to 1997 is available based on demand and author permission. Updated monthly.

    eHRAF World Cultures
The eHRAF World Cultures, formerly the eHRAF Collection of Ethnography, is a unique cross-cultural database with full-text ethnographies that are subject indexed at the paragraph-level for precise retrieval of information on all aspects of cultural and social life. These materials are relevant to the various social science disciplines as well as the humanities and health sciences.

    Gale Virtual Reference Library
Includes the full text of books, encyclopedias and handbooks. Available books cover all subject areas, including art, business, history and medicine.

    GPO Monthly Catalog July 1976 to present
Index to materials published by the US Government Printing Office. This index is valuable for using the Milner Library Documents Collection. Updated monthly. Provides citations, abstracts.

GreenFILE focuses on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond. Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology. Drawing on the connection between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology, GreenFILE is an informative resource about the issues facing our planet.

    Health Source Consumer Edition 1984 to present
Consumer-oriented health database covering over 280 health periodicals, over 1,000 pamphlets, and 23 health reference books. Provides citations, abstracts, and full text.

    Health Source Nursing/Academic Edition 1984 to present
Covers over 280 health periodicals, over 1,000 pamphlets, and 23 health reference books. Provides citations, abstracts, and full text.

    Historic Documents
The online equivalent of the entire run of the print serial Historic documents, issued since 1972, each annual volume of which contains approximately 100 documents covering the most significant events of the year. The documents include presidential speeches, international agreements, Supreme Court decisions, U.S. governmental reports, scientific findings, and cultural discussions. Documents are preceded by introductory material to provide historical and intellectual context. Documents may be searched by full-text keyword, title, and topic; a cumulative index is provided. Provides full text.

    Historical Statistics of the United States
Historical Statistics of the United States: Millennial Edition is a compendium of statistics from over 1000 sources and covers topics such as health, crime, slavery, American Indians, economic sectors and poverty.

Also available in print (5 volumes): Floor 2 Reference Desk, C 3.134/2:H 62x/.

    HRAF World Cultures
eHRAF World Cultures, formerly the HRAF Collection of Ethnography, is a unique cross-cultural database with full-text ethnographies that are subject indexed at the paragraph-level for precise retrieval of information on all aspects of cultural and social life. These materials are relevant to the various social science disciplines as well as the humanities and health sciences.

    iPoll Databank 1935 to present
This resource contains the iPoll Databank with half a million survey questions and answers asked in the US over the last 65 years by more than 150 survey organizations. The Center's Dataset Collection contains surveys from the United States, as well as from Europe, Latin America and Asia. A personal account must be created in order to download datasets.

JSTOR holds the complete digitized back runs of core scholarly journals, starting with the very first issues, and offers high-resolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated. Of the available JSTOR collections, Milner has 4 multi-disciplinary collections (Arts and Sciences I, II, III and VII) and two discipline-specific collections (Ecology & Botany, General Science) for a total of 1113 academic journals.

JSTOR Current Scholarship Program provides subscription access to current issues of 136 journals.

    Medline (FirstSearch) 1985 to present
More than 3,500 journals published internationally, covering all areas of medicine. Updated monthly. Provides citations, abstracts.

    Polling the Nations 1986 to present
A database of polls taken on a variety of subjects all over the world from 1986 to the present. Each record in the database consists of one poll question and the participants' responses. Records are indexed in one of more than 5,000 topics and six search fields: subject matter, question text, universe, date, polling organization and response categories. Other information provided includes: source name and contact information, sample size, and notes on the sample population. Includes full text.

Note: the current subscription allows four (4) users at a time to access the database.

PubMed is a service of the National Library of Medicine that includes over 16 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources.

    Social Services Abstracts
Provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. Provides citations, abstracts.

    Statistical Insight 1974 to present
Statistical data produced by the US government; important international intergovernmental organizations; and knowledgeable professional and trade organizations, business organizations, commercial publishers, independent research organizations, state government agencies, and universities. Includes American Statistics Index and Index to International Statistics. Coverage period variable. Update period variable. Provides statistical data.

    Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI)
Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI) produced by Behavioral Measurement Database Services, is a comprehensive bibliographic database providing information about behavioral measurement instruments.

Milner's subscription allows ten (10) people to use this site at any time. If all connections are being used, you will see a message stating so. Please try again later.

    Medline (Web of Knowledge) 1950 to present
The U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) premier life sciences database.

* Explore biomedicine and life sciences, bioengineering, public health, clinical care, and plant and animal science
* Search precisely with MesH terms and CAS registry numbers; link to NCBI databases and PubMed Related Articles
* Backfiles to 1950

star Readers Guide to Periodical Literature 1890 to present
Provides abstracts and indexing of over 450 general-interest periodicals published in the United States. Abstracts begin in 1983. Updated monthly.

star Refworks
RefWorks is an online service that helps you create reference lists for your research papers.

    Social Work Abstracts 1965 to present
Social Work Abstracts contains more than 75,000 records on topics such as homelessness, AIDS, child and family welfare, aging, substance abuse, legislation, community organization, and a variety of other social work and related fields.

Milner's subscription allows eight (8) people to use this site at any time. If all connections are being used, you will see a message stating that all licenses or seats are currently active. Try again later.

star Web of Science 1988 -
Milner's subscription includes:
* Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1988-present)
* Book Citation Index Science (2005-present)
* Book Citation Index Social Sciences & Humanities (2005-present)
* Conference Proceedings Citation Index Science (1993-present)
* Conference Proceedings Citation Index Social Sciences & Humanities (1993-present)
* Science Citation Index Expanded (1988-present)
* Social Sciences Citation Index (1988-present)

Access the world's leading scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.
* Navigate with cited reference searching and Author Finder
* Use the Analyze Tool to identify trends and patterns

    Women and Social Movements in the US (Scholar's Edition)
Organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000, the website seeks to advance scholarly debates and understanding at the same time that it makes the insights of women's history accessible to teachers and students at universities, colleges, and high schools.

Over 36 million records of any type of material cataloged by OCLC member libraries. Includes manuscripts written as early as the 11th century. Updated daily. Provides citations.

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Last Updated: 1/11/13