Key Databases

Women's Studies International

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. User guide/tutorial

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Coverage:
1972 +
Updated:
Quarterly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
Limited to five concurrent users
International Index to Black Periodicals (See Black Studies Center)

Includes current and retrospective bibliographic citations and abstracts from over 150 scholarly and popular journals, newspapers and newsletters from the U.S., Africa and the Caribbean and full-text coverage of 31 core Black Studies periodicals. Coverage is international in scope and multidisciplinary spanning cultural, economic, historical, religious, social and political issues of importance to Black Studies.

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Coverage:
1998 +
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Dissertations & Theses @ 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
LGBTQ+ Source

Alternative/Former Name(s) & Keywords: 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. User guide/tutorial

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes, selected.
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
Nineteenth Century Collections Online

A database of primary source collections for the 19th Century, primarily British and American, but includes material from other countries. It consists of monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, photographs, statistics, and other kinds of documents in Western and non-Western languages. NCCO is selective and material thematically grouped into Archives. Our access is to 7 archives: British Politics and Society; Asia & The West; British Theatre and Popular Culture; Corvey Collection of European Literature; Photography: The World Through the Lens; Women: Transnational Networks; and Religion,Spirituality, Reform and Society

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Coverage:
19th Century
Updated:
Static Archives
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Archives of Sexuality and Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940

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. Part II provides coverage of underrepresented communities. Part II highlights often-excluded groups 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
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. User guide/tutorial

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Coverage:
Varies.
Updated:
Varies.
Fulltext:
Yes, selected.
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users.
Gale Primary Sources

Alternative/Former Name(s) & Keywords: Artemis Primary Sources

Platform that searches across all Gale Primary Sources databases UAlbany subscribes to. User guide/tutorial

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Coverage:
18 and 19th centuries
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
Women's Studies Archive

The Women's Studies Archive documents the social, political, and professional aspects of women's lives, offering resources pertaining to the roles, experiences, and achievements of women in society. The Women's Issues and Identities sub-collection focuses on the social, political, and professional achievements of women throughout the nineteenth and twentieth century, drawing on primary sources from manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, and more. The Voice and Vision sub-collection contains a vast range of primary sources from 1780 to 2000, spanning multiple geographic regions, providing an abundance of perspectives on women's experiences and impact on society around the world. Of particular importance are the materials that focus solely on female authors or magazines and journals produced by women, not simply for women. The contents of this collection are available for text analysis and data mining through Gale's Digital Scholar Lab.

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Coverage:
19th Century; 20th Century
Updated:
Static Archive
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Fannie Lou Hamer: Papers of a Civil Rights Activist, Political Activist, and Woman

This collection of digitized historical documents offers a focus from the life and work of Fanny Lou Hamer. Fannie Lou Hamer was a voting rights activist and civil rights leader. She was instrumental in organizing Mississippi Freedom Summer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and later became the Vice-Chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, attending the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in that capacity. The collection contains correspondence, financial records, programs, photographs, newspaper articles, invitations, and other printed items. Source Institution:Amistad Research Center. Extent: 28,577 images

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Coverage:
1966-1978
Updated:
Static Archive
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
The Quest for Labor Equality in Household Work: National Domestic Workers Union, 1965-1979

This digital archive of records from the National Domestic Workers Union (U.S.) contains legal documents, minutes, printed material and voluminous correspondence with such notables as Julian Bond, Sam Nunn, Herman Talmadge, Andrew Young, and other Georgia and national political figures. The National Domestic Workers Union was founded in Atlanta in 1968 by Dorothy Bolden to help women engaged in household work. The subject files (1967-1979) cover a myriad of topics illustrating the Union's involvement in the Black community, the Manpower Program, the Career Learning Center, the Homemaking Skills Training Program, Maids Honor Day, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), and various federal agencies. The collection contains minutes of the Union (1968-1971, 1978), the Citizen's Advisory Committee on Transportation (1970-1972), the Citizens Neighborhood Advisory Council (1972-1978), and MARTA (1973-1975). The collection also contains financial documents (1968-1979) and files relating to Equal Opportunity Atlanta, which funded many of the Union's projects; and legal documents including agreements and contracts with Economic Opportunity Atlanta. Source Institution: Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library. Extent: 8,853 image

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Coverage:
1965-1979
Updated:
Static Archive
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Black Thought and Culture

Collection of approximately 100,000 pages of non-fiction writings by major American black leaders—teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, war veterans, entertainers, and other figures—covering 250 years of history. In addition to the most familiar works, Black Thought and Culture presents a great deal of previously inaccessible material, including letters, speeches, prefatory essays, political leaflets, interviews, periodicals, and trial transcripts. The ideas of over 1,000 authors present an evolving and complex view of what it is to be black in America.

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Coverage:
19th Century; 20th Century
Updated:
Static Archive
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. User guide/tutorial

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Coverage:
1952 +
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
GenderWatch

GenderWatch is a full text database of publications that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas. Publications include academic and scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, pamphlets, conference proceedings, and government, non-governmental (n-g-o) special reports. User guide/tutorial

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Coverage:
1970 +
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
Limited to two concurrent users
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Coverage:
Updated:
Fulltext:
Access limitations:
Women and Social Movements in the United States: 1600-2000

A collection of digitized documentary sources on women and social movements in the United States. The database includes published histories and records of women's reform organizations throughout the United States across the 19th and 20th centuries. The database features scanned original selections of books, pamphlets, and related materials from "One Hundred Years of the Women's Suffrage Movement," The History of Woman Suffrage (6 volumnes, 1881-1922); proceedings of the national conventions of female Anti-Slavery societies in the 1830's; proceedings of the women's rights conventions in the 1850's and 1860's; annual reports of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union; and local and national histories of the General Federation of Women's Clubs. Also included is Alexander Street's full-text author database Semantic Indexing and The Dictionary of Social Movements.

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Coverage:
1600-2000
Updated:
Quarterly
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
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. User guide/tutorial

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

400 Scholarly journals in literature humanities, social sciences, mathematics, cultural and gender studies from Johns Hopkins University Press. The journal list is available for browsing.

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Coverage:
1993 +
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes
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

Other Databases

Academic Search Complete

Alternative/Former Name(s) & Keywords: EBSCO 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. User guide/tutorial

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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
African America, Communists, and the National Negro Congress, 1933–1947

The National Negro Congress was established in 1936 to "secure the right of the Negro people to be free from Jim Crowism, segregation, discrimination, lynching, and mob violence" and "to promote the spirit of unity and cooperation between Negro and white people." It was conceived as a national coalition of church, labor, and civil rights organizations that would coordinate protest action in the face of deteriorating economic conditions for blacks. This collection comprises the files of John P. Davis, Edward Strong, and Revels Cayton, as well as financial records. Included with the National Negro Congress records are Davis’ files from the Negro Industrial League, 1933, of which he had been executive secretary; Davis’ files from the Joint Committee on National Recovery, 1933-1935, an ad-hoc lobby to protect black interests in the federal government; and his subject/reference files on different aspects of the "Negro question." Also, records of the Negro Labor Victory Committee, 1942-1945, including files of Charles A. Collins, executive secretary, and M. Moran Weston, field secretary, consisting of correspondence, subject/organization files, and printed matter. Source: Schomburg Center, New York Public Library. Extent: 98,600 images

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Coverage:
1933-1947
Updated:
Static Archive
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Alternative Press Index Archive

Guide to alternative sources of information including radical and left periodicals, newspapers and magazine. Coverage is international and interdisciplinary.

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Coverage:
1969 - 1990
Updated:
Archive is complete.
Fulltext:
No
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
Art Magazine Collection Archives

A collection of three leading art magazines covering: Ancient art, Architecture, Art preservation, Contemporary American art, Decorative arts, Fine arts, Interior design, International art, Visual arts. Articles and cover pages are fully indexed and advertisements are individually identified, ensuring researchers and readers can quickly and accurately locate the information they seek.

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Coverage:
Magazine Antiques (1922-2016) ARTnews (1902-2006) Art in America (1913-2015)
Updated:
Static Archive
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. User guide/tutorial

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Coverage:
1830-1865
Updated:
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Dissertations & Theses Global

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
The Global War on Terrorism

The Global War on Terrorism assembles research studies that analyze the goals and strategies of global terrorism. Theses studies, reports, and analyses were conducted by governmental agencies, and private organizations under contract with the Federal government. The documents in this collection are diverse in scope and emphasis. They dissect specific terrorist events, explore the goals beyond the violence, illuminate the psychology of terrorism, trace the origins and development of terrorist movements, particularly al-Queda, compare state-sponsored and independent terrorist activities, and address the formidable problem of developing feasible counterterrorist measures and polices. Source Institution: National Archives (United States)

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Coverage:
2001-2009
Updated:
Static Archive
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
Historical Abstracts with Full Text

Covers the history of the world except for the United States and Canada from 1450 to the present. Includes all branches of history: political, diplomatic, military, economic, social, cultural, religious, and intellectual history and the history of science, technology and medicine. Also includes materials relating to the profession of history. Approximately 50% of the articles are from English-language journals. A good source for finding scholarly sources on international issues. User guide/tutorial

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Coverage:
1955 +
Updated:
Monthly
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. User guide/tutorial

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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
The International War on Drugs

Spanning the presidential administrations of Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama, The International War on Drugs documents the United States Government's response to the global illicit drug trade. Studies, reports, and analyses compiled by governmental and military agencies demonstrate how the U.S. organized and waged a decades-long campaign against drugs. Documents in the collection include U.S. military analyses and recommendations for halting the illegal drug trade; strategy reports from the Department of State Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; and reports from the Congressional Research Service. Topics covered include terrorism and drug trafficking; money laundering and financial crimes; individual country reports and actions against drugs; U.S. policy initiatives and programs; U.S. bilateral and regional counterdrug initiatives. Source Institution: National Archives (United States)

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Coverage:
80s; 90s; 2000s; 2010s
Updated:
Static Archive
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
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Tribune

Full-text of the Chicago Tribune from 1872-1989. Additional content added annually.

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Coverage:
1851-2012
Updated:
Yearly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Los Angeles Times

Full-text of the LA Times from 1881-2011. Additional content added annually.

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Coverage:
1881-2013
Updated:
Yearly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Washington Post

Full-text of the Washington Post from 1877-2003. Additional content added annually.

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Coverage:
1887-2005
Updated:
Yearly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Public Housing, Racial Policies, and Civil Rights: The Intergroup Relations Branch of the Federal Public Housing Administration, 1936-1963

Public housing at the federal level was introduced in 1937 and was intended to provide public financing of low-cost housing in the form of publicly- managed and owned multifamily developments. This collection includes directives and memoranda related to the Public Housing Administration's policies and procedures. Among the documents are civil rights correspondence, statements and policy about race, labor-based state activity records, local housing authorities' policies on hiring minorities, court cases involving housing decisions, racially-restrictive covenants, and news clippings. The intra-agency correspondence consists of reports on sub-Cabinet groups on civil rights, racial policy, employment, and Commissioner's staff meetings. Source Institution: U.S. National Archives.

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Coverage:
1936-1963
Updated:
Static Archive
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
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
Weapons of Mass Destruction and Nonproliferation

This collection assembles research studies that analyze the weapons, efforts to control, and proliferation. Theses studies, reports, and analyses were conducted by governmental agencies, and private organizations under contract with the Federal government. They represent the most rigorous and authoritative research on global efforts to halt proliferation and reduce the threat. The documents in this collection are diverse in scope and emphasis. They dissect specific weapons, explore efforts to control proliferation, illuminate the psychology of WMD terrorism, trace the origins and development of international efforts to reduce WMDs, and address the formidable problem of developing feasible counter-measures and polices. Source Institution: National Archives (United States)

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Coverage:
2003-2009
Updated:
Static Archive
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Web of Science Core Collection

Alternative/Former Name(s) & Keywords: Web of Science ; 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). User guide/tutorial

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Coverage:
1978+
Updated:
regularly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
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