Key Databases

PsycINFO [includes PsycARTICLES]

PsycINFO covers the international literature in psychology and related behavioral and social sciences including psychiatry, sociology, anthropology, education, pharmacology and linguistics. Citations are linked to the full text of 50+ journals published by the APA and included in PsycARTICLES.

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Coverage:
1887 +
Updated:
Weekly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print

Mental Measurements Yearbook, produced by the Buros Institute at the University of Nebraska, provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments. Designed for an audience ranging from novice test consumers to experienced professionals, the MMY series contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership. First published by Oscar K. Buros, the MMY series allows users to make knowledgeable judgments and informed selection decisions about the increasingly complex world of testing. MMY provides coverage from Volume 1 to the present. Also produced by the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements at the University of Nebraska, Tests in Print (TIP) serves as a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language. TIP provides vital information to users including test purpose, test publisher, in-print status, price, test acronym, intended test population, administration times, publication date(s), and test author(s).

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Coverage:
1938+
Updated:
Annually
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
Limited to four concurrent users
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
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
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection covers information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry &psychology, mental process, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. Includes some full-text monographs and over 500 journal titles with selects full-text access EBSCO’s list of journal titles and coverage dates are found at this site: http://www.ebscohost.com/titleLists/pb-complete.htm Several journal titles overlap in coverage within EBSCO Academics Search Complete and indexing in PsysINFO. Psychology researchers may find this to be a useful supplemental resource to PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, or PubMed. The database can be searched independently, but also allows users from subscribing institutions to conveniently link to full text from citations within PsysINFO.

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Coverage:
Varies by journal title - selective coverage from 1965 to the present
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
LGBT Life with Full Text

This database covers Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender issues. Disciplines covered by LGBT Life include civil liberties, culture, employment, family, history, politics, psychology, religion, sociology and more.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes, selected.
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users.
Applied Social Science Index and Abstracts

Indexing and abstracting database covering health, social service, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relation and education.

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Coverage:
1987-
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
No
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
Sage Research Methods

Sage Research Methods provides a comprehensive array of resources related to quantitative and qualitative social science research methodologies. Included in this database are reference materials, journal articles, books, handbooks, and video which describe and explain social science research methods.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Statista

Statista is an online resource for statistical data. It provides statistics on more than 80,000 topics from over 18,000 sources. Data is categorized into 21 market sectors. Sources include market research reports, trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases. Statistics are displayed in graphs, and the data can be downloaded in a variety of formats, including PowerPoint and Excel.

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Coverage:
Current
Updated:
Continuously
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Data Planet Statistical Datasets

A multidisciplinary data repository covering business, economics, finance, social sciences, demographics, public health, and more. Contains many tools for exporting, comparing, analyzing and visualizing the datasets. Full list of data sources here: http://data-planet.libguides.com/ld.php?content_id=16663799

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
PsycARTICLES [access through PsycINFO]

PsycARTICLES covers the international literature in psychology and related behavioral and social sciences including psychiatry, sociology, anthropology, education, pharmacology and linguistics. Citations are linked to the full text of 50+ journals published by the APA and included in PsycARTICLES.

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Coverage:
1887 +
Updated:
Weekly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Women and Social Movements: Modern Empire since 1820

Women and Social Movements in Modern Empires offers clusters of documents in nine categories: Asian Empires, 1842-2001, European Empires, 1820-2005, Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Empires in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1860-2015. Collection explores prominent themes in world history since 1820: conquest, colonization, settlement, resistance, and post-coloniality, as told through women’s voices. With a clear focus on bringing the voices of the colonized to the forefront.

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Coverage:
1820-present
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
DSM Legacy Collection

Contains PDF files of the complete DSM archives. It includes: DSM-IV-TR, DSM-IV, DSM-III-R, DSM-III, DSM-II, DSM-I

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Educational & Counseling Psychology

Includes DSM-5, DSM-5 Handbook of Differential Diagnosis, and DSM-5 Clinical Cases.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Archives of Sexuality and Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part I

Online, full-text access to approximately 1.5 million pages of primary sources on social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world. Rare and unique content from newsletters, papers, government documents, manuscripts, pamphlets, and other types of primary sources sheds light on the gay rights movement, activism, the HIV/AIDS crisis, and more. Global in scope, Part I: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 features historical documents published in more than 35 countries, with over 15 languages represented. Themes covered include: Gay & LGBT Alliances, History of HIV & Aids, LGBT History, LGBTQ Rights Movement Documents are sourced from top libraries and archives, including:GLBT Historical Society, New York Public Library Lesbian Herstory Educational Foundation, Inc., the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives and the National Library of Medicine (United States).ritish Library of Political and Economic Science at the London School of Economics Women's Energy Bank and others.

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Coverage:
Primary sources from 1940 to date
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Archives of Sexuality and Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part II

Primary sources documenting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered people's history. Fully searchable periodicals, newsletters, manuscripts, government records, organizational papers, correspondence, an international selection of posters, and other primary source LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part II provides coverage of underrepresented communities. Part II series highlights often-excluded groups—even within the LGBTQ community—and enables users to draw new connections across the development of LGBTQ culture and activism.

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Coverage:
Primary sources from 1940 to date
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
PubMed

PubMed comprises more than 24 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

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Coverage:
1966 +
Updated:
Weekly
Fulltext:
No
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.
Biological Abstracts

This resource covers a wide range of life science subjects, indexing articles in 5,200 biological and medical research journals.

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Coverage:
1991 +
Updated:
Quarterly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
Limited to 10 concurrent users
ERIC [via EBSCO]

ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) database provides access to education literature and resources in the Current Index of Journals in Education (CIJE) and Resources in Education (RIE). ERIC documents include conference papers, reports, instructional materials, research articles, and other materials. This database provides full text of more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals. Through the ERIC Microfiche Digitization Project, more than 30,000 documents published on microfiche by ERIC between 1982 and 1992 have been made available in full text.

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Coverage:
1966 -
Updated:
Quarterly
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Educational Administration Abstracts

Indexes more than 200 journals published in the U.S. and some Western European countries on issues and research related to the administration of primary, secondary and post-secondary educational facilities and programs.

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Coverage:
Volume 1 - ; 1966 +
Updated:
Twice monthly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users

Other Databases

Alt-HealthWatch

This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It contains full text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports. In addition, there are hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Anthropology Plus

Anthropology Plus is one of the most comprehensive indexes covering the fields of anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistics, and related interdisciplinary research.

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Coverage:
Late 19th century to the present
Updated:
Quarterly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
Limited to five concurrent users
AnthroSource

AnthroSource provides current content from American Anthropology Associations's diverse portfolio of 32 anthropological publications which includes journals, books, monographs, bulletins and newsletters.

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Coverage:
varies with title going back over 100 years
Updated:
as publication issues are released
Fulltext:
yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
BioMed Central

BioMed Central is an online journal collection of more than 100 mostly open access journals.

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

BioOne is a collection of bioscience research journals. Most of these titles are published by small societies and non-commercial publishers. Over 60 titles are currently available. View the complete title list.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Black Abolitionist Papers

This full-text collection details the extensive work of African Americans to abolish slavery in the United States prior to the Civil War. Covering the period 1830-1865, the collection presents the international impact of African American activism against slavery, in the writings and publications of the activists themselves. The approximately 15.000 articles, documents, correspondence, proceedings, manuscripts, and literary works of almost 300 Black abolitionists show the full range of their activities in the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, France and Germany.

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Coverage:
1830-1865
Updated:
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
CINAHL Plus with Full Text

A comprehensive index to literature on health, biomedicine, nursing and allied health fields. Articles from 3100 journals as well as books, videos, papers, etc. are indexed.

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Coverage:
1937 +
Updated:
Weekly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
COM Abstracts

The ComAbstracts database contains abstracts of articles published in the primary professional literature of the communication(s) field.

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Coverage:
1988 + (selective)
Some journals begin later
Updated:
Unknown
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Directory of Open Access Journals

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, with the goal of covering all subjects and languages. More than 800 open access journals are in the directory.

DOAJ is hosted by Lund University Libraries Head Office . The project is funded by Open Society Institute - Budapest and also supported by SPARC, The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition.

Coverage:
Varies by individual title
Updated:
Includes information regarding titles added in the last thirty days
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
DSM Library

Includes DSM-5, DSM-5 Handbook of Differential Diagnosis, and DSM-5 Clinical Cases.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Encyclopedia of Life Sciences

"The Encyclopedia of Life Sciences" strives to be the "...most comprehensive reference work ever published in the biological sciences." Almost 3000 topics are covered.

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Coverage:
Current
Updated:
Irregularly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
GeoScienceWorld

GeoScienceWorld provides online access to more than 30 journals in the area of geology and environmental studies.

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Coverage:
Varies by title
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Google Scholar  

Scholarly, multidisciplinary database for access to articles, papers, books, theses, etc. in the social sciences, humanities and sciences. (In order to link to materials owned by the University at Albany Libraries, you must set preferences when off campus. When you open up Google Scholar, select Settings. Then under Library Links check University at Albany, State University of New York - Full-Text @ My Library, SUNY - Albany - ProQuest Fulltext, University at Albany SUNY - Cengage Gale Full Text, University at Albany, SUNY - Find It @ UAlbany Libs, and Open Worldcat.)

Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
No (Links to University Libraries and free resources)
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)

This database indexes both core and specialized journals (2,600) and books in the social sciences. Core disciplines covered are anthropology, economics, political science and sociology, with additional coverage in other social science fields. Thirty percent of the records are in languages other than English.

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Coverage:
1951 +
Updated:
Quarterly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences

Fully revised and updated in 2015, this encyclopedia has about 4000 articles on the social and behavioral sciences, including anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, and the evolutionary sciences.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
JoVE Behavior

JoVE Behavior offers video and protocols that documents observational and experimental techniques that seek to understand human and animal behavior

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Coverage:
June 3, 2013 - Current
Updated:
irregular
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
JoVE Neuroscience

JoVE Neuroscience offers video and protocols that are devoted to investigations of the structure, function, physiology, and pathophysiology of the brain and nervous system. Included methodologies range from molecular and cellular level studies to full central and peripheral neural systems.

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Coverage:
October/November 2006 - Current
Updated:
irregular
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Kanopy

Kanopy is a streaming video service that offers over 26,000 films from over 800 leading producers such as Criterion Collection, New Day Films, The Great Courses, PBS, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber and First Run Features.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
Continuously
Fulltext:
No
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
Psychotherapy.net

Contains the full collection of approximately 300 streaming videos from Psychotherapy.net, plus the Social Work Collection. Videos provide examples of psychotherapy sessions on a variety of topics including addictions, group work, children, couples, and various modalities of therapy.

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Coverage:
1998-
Updated:
irregular
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
SCIELO: Scientific Electronic Library Online

Provides access to scientific journals published in Latin American countries.

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Coverage:
Varied
Updated:
Continuously
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
SciFinder (new users)  

SciFinder is only available to registered users. Registration instructions for University at Albany faculty, students, and staff. SciFinder Registration Instructions

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Coverage:
1907 +
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
SciFinder (registered users)

SciFinder is the Web version of Chemical Abstracts and includes the CAplus database, the CAS Registry file, and Medline. It contains citations and abstracts from journals, conference proceedings, patents, and dissertations, as well as chemical substance and reaction information. SciFinder replaces the SciFinder Scholar client version.

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Coverage:
1907 +
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selectetd
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
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
Testing & Education Reference Center

Includes current information on colleges and universities; scholarships and financial aid; eBooks on test preparation; preparatory online entrance tests and study aids. First-time users must register in order to access ebooks or practice tests.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users