Subject Librarian
email Priscilla Seaman

emailpseaman@albany.edu
phone(518) 442-3546
location_onUniversity Library: LI-228

Key Databases

Academic Search Complete

Scholarly, multidisciplinary database. Includes more than 7,000 full-text periodicals(6,000+ are peer reviewed) in the social sciences, humanities, and science and technology.

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Coverage:
Many from 1990, some indexed as early as 1887
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
ScienceDirect

Contains the full-text of over 1,100 Elsevier journals. Backfile coverage starts with 1995.

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Coverage:
1995+
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users.
Web of Science (also known as WOS)

The Libraries' Web of Science subscription includes coverage from 1983 on for Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts and Humanities Citation Index. It also includes citation coverage for books, conference proceedings, data sets, patents and other materials (coverage dates vary).

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Coverage:
1983+
Updated:
regularly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Social Explorer

SocialExplorer is award winning demographic data visualization and research website designed to engage users through dynamic maps and customizable reports. From research libraries to classrooms to government agencies to corporations to the front page of the New York Times, SocialExplorer helps the public engage with society and science. Creating an account is optional. To continue without being able to save and share projects, click "Use as a guest". Please see a reference librarian for any questions.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
Continuously updated
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
JSTOR

Image backfiles of journals in humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. Includes the following collections: Arts & Sciences I through X, Arts & Sciences XII; Life Sciences, Iberoamerica and JSTOR Asia collection.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
PolicyMap

PolicyMap is a fully web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) and mapping product. Data includes demographics, home sale statistics, health data, mortgage trends, school performance scores and labor data like unemployment, crime statistics and city crime rates. A complete list of GIS data available can be found in their data directory.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Continuously
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Architectural Digest Archive

Recognized as the international authority on design and architecture, and a showcase for some of the world’s most beautiful homes, Architectural Digest is renowned for its immeasurable influence in the world of interior design and offers nearly 90 years of publishing starting from the earliest issues in 1922 through 2011. It also features the AD100, the Architectural Digest list of top 100 architects and interior designers worldwide.

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Coverage:
1922-2011
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
AtoZ Maps Online

A database of proprietary, royalty-free world, continent, country, and state maps. Included in the 4,000+ maps are: political maps, physical maps, outline maps, population maps, precipitation maps, climate maps and other thematic maps.

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Coverage:
Antiquity -present
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Global Commodities

Explores the histories of fifteen key commodities that changed the world through a wide range of manuscript sources, rare books, maps, advertising, paintings, photographs and ephemera.This resource focuses on the following fifteen significant commodities whose stories are often intertwined: chocolate, coffee, cotton, fur, oil, opium, porcelain, silver and gold, spices, sugar, tea, timber, tobacco, wheat, and wine and spirits.

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Coverage:
18th to 20th century
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users

Other Databases

ABC-CLIO eBook Collection

A collection of reference ebooks from ABC-CLIO.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
As new titles are purchased
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
America: History and Life

Covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistoric times to the present.

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Coverage:
1954 +
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Dissertations @ SUNY Albany

Includes all dissertations written at the University at Albany.

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Coverage:
1861 + Indexing
1988 + Abstracts
1997 + Full text
Updated:
Unknown
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Environment Complete

Environment Complete contains full text for 750 journals and more than 130 monographs, as well as indexing for many other titles. Subject areas covered include agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more.

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Coverage:
1940+
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
GeoRef

Worldwide technical literature on geology and geophysics.

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Coverage:
1785 +
Updated:
Biweekly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
GreenFILE

A bibliographic database containing nearly 300,000 records covering information about enviromental concerns. Contains backfiles to volume one, issue one for Bioscience, Journal of Environmental Planning & Management, Journal of Ecology, and Conservation Biology. Also contains bibliographic information for key nonscholarly titles.

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Coverage:
1972+
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
Yes, selected.
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Lexis Nexis - Nexis Uni

Databases for news, law, business, biography, medicine, and reference. A Source List is available for viewing.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies, some daily updates
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Monthly Bulletin of Statistics Online

The Monthly Bulletin of Statistics Online presents current economic and social statistics for more than 200 countries and territories of the world. It contains 55 tables, comprising over 100 indicators, of monthly, quarterly and annual data on a variety of subjects illustrating important economic trends and developments, including population, industrial production indices, price indices, employment and earnings, energy, manufacturing, transport, construction, international merchandise trade, finance and national accounts.

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Coverage:
Varies by series
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
NTIS (National Technical Information Service)

The National Technical Information Service maintains and disseminates a large collection of scientific, technical, engineering, and business-related information produced for and by U.S. government agencies. The NTIS database contains the records of millions of publications along with audiovisual materials, computer data files, and software. Nearly 1,000 new items are added weekly, many only available through NTIS. All records include an abstract, and many of the publications are freely available in PDF format. Other documents and materials may be purchased.

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Coverage:
1964 +
Updated:
Weekly
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
PAIS International/PAIS Archive

PAIS International provides references to books, journal articles, government documents, and privately published research reports on almost any topic that has a public affairs dimension. It is international in coverage. Coverage begins with 1972 but the PAIS Archive extends coverage back to 1915.

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Coverage:
1915 +
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
ProQuest Social Science Premium Collection

This Collection provides abstracts, indexing, and full-text coverage of journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Social Sciences Full Text

Provide access to an assortment of the most important English-language social science journals. Social Science Full Text includes full-text articles from hundreds of journals, covering the latest concepts, theories and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences.

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Coverage:
Varies.
Updated:
Varies.
Fulltext:
Yes, selected.
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users.
Sociological Abstracts

Primary database for sociology, covering journal articles, book reviews, abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations and conference papers.

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Coverage:
1952 +
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Statistical Abstract of the United States

Published since 1878, the Statistical Abstract of the United Stated is a comprehensive collection of statistics on the social, political and economic conditions of the United States.

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Coverage:
NA
Updated:
NA
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

Provides bibliographic information and abstracts to articles in over 1000 journals related to political science.

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Coverage:
1975 +
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users