Designed for academic institutions, this database is the leading resource for scholarly research with more full-text journals and more peer-reviewed journals than any other database available. It supports high-level research in the key areas of academic study by providing journals, periodicals, reports, books, and more.
Discover pro/con perspectives from authoritative voices: Opposing Viewpoints In Context is the premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration, to marijuana. This cross-curricular research tool supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Its informed, differing views present each side of an issue and help students develop information literacy, critical thinking skills, and the confidence to draw their own valid conclusions.
ERIC, the U.S. Department of Education Educational Resource Information Center database, provides citations and abstracts from over 980 educational and education-related journals, as well as full text of more than 2,200 digests.
Ethnic NewsWatch contains newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press including a comprehensive, full-text collection of more than 1.8 million articles from over 315 publications.
This complimentary research database provides scholarly, government and general-interest sources covering the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and governments and what can be done at each level to minimize negative impacts.
Offering nearly 150,000 e-books, this collection includes titles from leading university presses such as Oxford University Press, MIT Press, State University of New York Press, Cambridge University Press, University of California Press, McGill-Queen's University Press, Harvard University Press and many others. Additional academic publishers include Elsevier, Ashgate Publishing, Taylor & Francis, Sage Publications and John Wiley & Sons.
Designed specifically for student, faculty, and researchers, Gale’s eBook platform, GVRL, delivers titles covering the most-studied subject areas using technology built for today’s student workflow. GVRL is optimized for search, accessible simultaneously from any device, integrated with Google, and loaded with tools to encourage bookmarking, downloading, sharing, and more.
Britannica Online Academic delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information. The combination of the Encyclopædia Britannica and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provides the variety of reliable sources students need for research—all in one place.
Credo Reference offers over 3,000,000 reference entries from all the major academic subject areas to offer a great starting point for your research! Tons of images, audio files, videos and full text articles on any Topic you can think of, all with full citations that your teachers will applaud.
Bringing together 2 million digitized entries across Oxford University Press’s Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias, Oxford Reference is the premier online reference product, spanning 25 different subject areas.
This film reviews the history of sociological theory including the contributions of foundational thinkers like Emile Durkheim, Karl Marx, and Max Weber. It provides an understanding of the three major theoretical perspectives— functionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic interactionism, identifies research methods used by sociologists, and explains how to develop a sociological hypotheses. The program discusses the American Sociological Association Code of Ethics and distinguishes between ethical and unethical social research practices.
This seven-part series discusses origins, core concepts, and applications of sociological theory, sociology’s relationship to evolving societal frameworks, the conducting of sociological research, and much more. Viewable/printable educational resources are available online. 7-part series, 37-57 minutes each.
This program traces the history of sociology through the works of such thinkers as Comte, Marx, Weber, and Mead. It covers major sociological movements and features leading sociologists discussing contemporary social challenges.
Films On Demand sociology videos on topics such as African American Studies; Asian American Studies; Introduction to Sociology; Latino Studies; Native American Studies; Social Environments & Change; Social Inequality; Social Institutions; Social Structure; Social Work; and Women's and Gender Studies.
Contains overviews of each country in the world, including brief data on geography, people, government, economy, membership in international organizations, communications, and defense forces. Maps and flags may be viewed in various formats.