Key Databases

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
Public Administration Abstracts

Includes bibliographic records for the English language journals in the field of public administration. Full text for some articles.

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Coverage:
1963 +
Updated:
Quarterly
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Business Source Complete

Business Source Complete provides full text from more than 1,600 scholarly business journals, and indexes over 4,300 titles. Many journals allow cited reference searching. Additional full-text non-journal content includes financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports,country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses, faculty seminars (video) and more.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on cuncurrent users
Social Services Abstracts

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.

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Coverage:
1980 +
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
OECD Statistics

OECD Statistics provides online access to all OECD's published data, irrespective of format. It includes the dynamic interactive databases, as well as the statistical annuals and periodicals in PDF format, and their related tables in XLS, PDF and HTML.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
Continuously
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
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
HeinOnline

HeinOnline is a premier online database containing more than 160 million pages and 160,000 titles of legal history and government documents in a fully searchable, image-based format. Access to a comprehensive law review database; National Survey of State Laws; Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture, and Law; Gun Regulation and Legislation in America; and New York Legal Research Library is included, along with access to other sources of primary and secondary legal authority.

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

Other 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
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications

The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) is the finding tool for electronic and print publications from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the U.S. government. The CGP contains descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online. More than 500,000 records generated since July 1976 are contained in the CGP and it is updated daily. The catalog will grow to include records for publications dating back to the late 1800s, making the CGP the central point for locating new and historical Government publications. CGP is the online counterpart of the Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications.

Coverage:
July 1976 +
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
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
Dissertations & Theses

The complete range of academic subjects appearing in dissertations accepted at accredited institutions. Also includes master's theses, educational specialist materials, and other projects accepted for master's degrees by accredited colleges and universities.

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Coverage:
1861 + Indexing dissertations
1980 + Abstracting dissertations

1997 + Full text
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
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
EconLit with Full Text

EconLit, the American Economic Association's electronic database, is the world's foremost source of references to economic literature. EconLit with Full Text contains all of the content available in EconLit, plus full text for more than 400 publications including titles from the American Economic Association. EconLit is a reliable source of citations and abstracts to economic research dating back to 1969. It provides links to full text articles in all fields of economics, including capital markets, country studies, econometrics, economic forecasting, environmental economics, government regulations, labor economics, monetary theory, urban economics and much more.

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Coverage:
Varies, indexing goes back to 1969
Updated:
Continuously
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
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, and Open Worldcat.)

Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
No (Links to University Libraries and free resources)
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Health Reference Center - Academic

Offers a wide-range of current health information including medical journals and consumer health magazines (some in full text), medical pamphlets, medical reference books, dictionaries and directories.
Provided by the New York State Library, NOVELNY connects New Yorkers to 21st century information. NOVELNY is supported with temporary federal Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The New York Library Initiative is a proposal for permanent state funding for NOVELNY, a pilot project for the Statewide Internet Library.

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Coverage:
Journals & Magazines - varies. Other materials are current edition.
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Homeland Security Digital Library

The Homeland Security Digital Library is composed of homeland security related documents collected from a wide variety of sources. These include federal, state, tribal, and local government agencies, professional organizations, think tanks, academic institutions, and international governing bodies. Resources are carefully selected and evaluated by a team of librarians and subject-matter specialists.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users. Restricted collection not included in access.
ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research)

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is the world's largest archive of computerized social science data. Searchable by broad subject category or keyword. Most files are freely available to download and is an itegral part of the infrastructure of social science research. In order to download data, first-time UAlbany users must create a MyData account from a UAlbany computer. Once you have created an account that identifies you with UAlbany, you may access ICPSR data from off-campus and social media accounts.

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Coverage:
1962 +
Updated:
As new data becomes available
Fulltext:
Yes
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 Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Center

Essential for security analysts and researchers, this database provides full-text articles, news feeds, reports, books and summaries covering regional conflict, terrorism, domestic security and risk management options. Nearly 3,000 full-text resources.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
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
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
Military & Government Collection

Military & Government Collection offers current news pertinent to all branches of the military and government through full-text coverage of over 300 journals. In addition it contains 200+ full text pamphlets and indexing with abstracts for an additional 500 journals.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Weekly
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
NIRA's World Directory of Think Tanks

Since 1993, NIRA's Center for Policy Research has published NIRA's World Directory of Think Tanks (NWDTT), which provides a systematic introduction to the world's most prominent and innovative public policy research institutes, better known as think tanks. The free online version contains basic organizational information on approximately 500 institutions from 100 countries, and in most cases a link to each organizationís web site.

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Coverage:
Current
Updated:
Irregular
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
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
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
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
Westlaw Campus Research

Abridged version of Westlaw; includes full-text of state and federal court decisions, state and federal statutes, law reviews, American Jurisprudence 2d, and American Law Reports 2-5th and Fed.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
Limited to ten concurrent users
Women's Studies International [via EBSCOhost]

Women's Studies International includes bibliographic information for journals and books drawn from a variety of women's studies sources and essential databases. WSI provides electronic access to Women's Studies Abstracts, Women's Studies Database, Women's Studies Librarian, Women of Color and Southern Women: A Bibliography of Social Science Research, and Women's Health and Development: An Annotated Bibliography.

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Coverage:
1972 +
Updated:
Quarterly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
Limited to five concurrent users