Subject Librarian
email Elaine M. Lasda

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phone(518) 442-3695
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Key Databases

Social Work Abstracts

Covers journals and dissertations in social work and related disciplines from the NASW.

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Coverage:
1977 +
Updated:
Quarterly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
Limited to twelve concurrent users
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
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
Oxford Encyclopedia of Social Work

This comprehensive reference resource for social work and social welfare contains brief articles on all facets of social welfare research, including clinical practice, macro, social policy, social conditions and related topics. Also includes references for more information.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
Continuously
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
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
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

Other Databases

Abstracts in Social Gerontology

Bibliographic database focusing on social aspects of gerontology. Topics include: the psychology of aging, end-of-life care, elder abuse, the elderly in society, and health issues of the elderly.

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Coverage:
3/1/1990 +
Updated:
Twice monthly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
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
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
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
Contemporary Women's Issues

Offers content from mainstream periodicals, alternative press, hard-to-find newsletters and NGO research reports. Focuses on the critical issues and events that influence women including health, the workplace, parenting, human rights, reproductive rights and legal issues.

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Coverage:
1992 +
Updated:
Weekly
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
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
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
Health Source: Consumer Edition

Health Source: Consumer Edition is a collection of consumer health information. This resource provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Fit Pregnancy, Harvard Health Letter, HealthFacts, Men's Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times, and many others. This database also includes searchable full text for more than 130 health reference books, including books published by the People's Medical Society.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

This resource provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong. In addition, this database includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide which covers drug patient education sheets.

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

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 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
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
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.
MEDLINE with Full Text [via ProQuest]

MEDLINE with Full Text provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. MEDLINE with Full Text uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals. The database provides full text for more than 1,470 journals indexed in MEDLINE.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Tests in Print (now 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
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