Databases and Research Sites - History and Social Sciences

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Academic OneFile Academic OneFile is a premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources, with extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily. (Click here if outside NY State.)    View a Tutorial
A to Z Maps Online AtoZ Maps Online is the world’s most comprehensive collection of royalty-free downloadable maps for schools, academic institutions, and public libraries. Students, teachers, library patrons, and businesses can use our more than 100,000 maps in school reports, school lesson plans, personal research projects, and business reports. All maps are downloadable and royalty-free for non-commercial use.
A to Z the USA AtoZ the USA contains more than 115 country-based articles and 115 state articles for each of the 50 US states, five US territories, and the District of Columbia. Library patrons and students will find unmatched coverage of the country’s people, history, economy, geography, symbols, culture, and society.
A to Z World Travel AtoZ World Travel For travelers and knowledge seekers alike, AtoZ World Travel  is a comprehensive travel resource with information about points of interest, security, transportation, food and restaurants, culture, language, and more. With 202 World City Travel Guides covering over 67 topics each, plus an additional 56 travel resources, AtoZ World Travel provides the knowledge you need to experience the world and all its wonders.
A to Z World Culture AtoZ World Culture Curious about the world? AtoZ World Culture has you covered. With AtoZ World Culture, information about world history, cultures, languages, foods, religions, and much more is just a click away. With 175 Country Culture Guides covering over 60 topics each, AtoZ World Culture offers a breadth and depth of content that is unmatched by any other single resource.
Communications and Mass Media Communication & Mass Media Collection: This collection contains over 100 journals focused on all aspects of the communications field, including advertising, public relations, literature and writing, and linguistics.(Click here if outside NY State.)
Criminal Justice Collection Criminal Justice Collection: Whether studying to become a lawyer or law enforcement officer, paralegal, or for a career in Homeland Security, students will find that this collection rises to the challenge. Users will have access to 150 journals.(Click here if outside NY State.)
Diversity Studies Collection Diversity Studies Collection: A good resource for social science, history and liberal arts coursework, this collection explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community. This set includes 150 journals. (Click here if outside NY State.)
Encyclopedia Britannica (Provided by CEFLS Libraries) One of the most authoritative information sources in the world, with over 73,000 articles, 2,000 video clips, 4,000 quotations, a world atlas and timeline, entries from the Merriam- Webster Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, recommended websites, current magazine and journal articles, and image and sound files.  A friendly kids' interface is included.
Environmental Studies and Policy Collection Environmental Studies and Policy Collection: Providing robust coverage of the field of environmental issues and policy, this collection, which includes nearly 200 journals, provides instant access to the multiple viewpoints of this volatile field of study, including perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests. (Click here if outside NY State.)
Gale News Stand With Gale InfoTrac Newsstand, you can search a collection of thousands of national, international, state and local newspapers, then select your own screen appearance, search options and results format. (Click here if outside NY State.)
Gender Studies Collection Gender Studies Collection: This collection of journals aims to provide balanced coverage of this significant aspect of our culture, covering such topics as gender studies, family and marital issues, health aspects, and more. (Click here if outside NY State.)
Genealogy LibGuide (Provided by CEFLS) This guide to genealogy is a locally produced collection of genealogy resources, including links to organizations and resources in the local community, books, ebooks, websites, videos, and more.
General OneFile General OneFile: This general periodical database contains over 12,000 periodicals, newspapers, reference books and multimedia sources, over half of which are full text. The backfile extends nearly 30 years. Subjects include humanities, education, environmental issues, technology, health care, politics and more. Updated daily, and contains millions of articles. (Click here if outside NY State.)
Military and Intelligence Database The Military and Intelligence Database periodical list is composed of content from over 400 journals, which covers all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. Key subjects covered include: socioeconomic effects of war, governmental policies, the structure of armed forces, and many more. Additionally, the product includes some basic reference materials that are updated annually: The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia and The World Almanac and Book of Facts. With more than 500 titles and more than 7 million articles (80% full-text), searchers are sure to find answers to their reference questions. (Click here if outside NY State.)
New York State Digital Collections New York State Heritage Digital Collections: a research portal for students, educators, historians, genealogists, and anyone else who is interested in learning more about the people, places and institutions of New York State. The site provides free access to more than 170 distinct digital collections, totaling hundreds of thousands of items.
New York State Newspapers New York State Newspapers: A subset of InfoTrac Custom Newspapers, this database includes the following full-text newspapers from around New York State: Albany Times Union, Buffalo News, New York Times, New York Post, New York Observer, Syracuse Herald American, Syracuse Herald-Journal, and Syracuse Post-Standard. (Click here if outside NY State.)
New York Historical Newspapers (Provided by Northern New York Library Network) The online collection currently consists of more than 1,316,000 scanned and indexed pages from thirty-seven newspapers from northern New York, as well as additional newspapers from other counties. The collection includes newspapers from Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego and St. Lawrence counties, with dates from the 1800's to the recent past in some cases.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context Opposing Viewpoints in Context delivers 13,000+ pro/con views, 1,000+ court case overviews, and thousands more topic overviews, biographies and profiles. Topic areas include Science, Global Issues, History, and Biography. Teachers can search by state and national curriculum standards for materials to use in the classroom.
Pop Culture Collection Pop Culture Collection: Useful information for researchers in social science, history, art and liberal arts, with over 100 periodicals on popular culture. (Click here if outside NY State.)
Psychology Collection Psychology Collection: This set explores what makes people "tick" from childhood to death. This collection gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops and diminishes over time. Users will have instant access to 200 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals. (Click here if outside NY State.)
Religion and Philosophy Collection Religion & Philosophy Collection: Users of this collection can research different religions, philosophies and how they impact our daily lives. The Religion & Philosophy Collection is perfect to fill gaps in coverage of this under-served area. Two hundred and fifty subject-appropriate full-text periodicals are included. (Click here if outside NY State.)
U.S. History Collection U.S. History Collection: This collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in US History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. This compilation of over 40 journals provides robust and balanced coverage of this field, useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher. (Click here if outside NY State.)
War and Terrorism Collection War & Terrorism Collection: A definitive collection for students of history, social science and current events. Researchers will gain valuable insight to conflicts and their cause as well as their impact and how they are perceived on a global scale. References include 100 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals. (Click here if outside NY State.)
Wilson Omnifile Full-Text Select Edition (Provided by Northern NY Library Network) Wilson OmniFile: Full Text Select Edition is a multidisciplinary, 100% full-text database providing full text articles, with their accompanying indexing and abstracts, from the following Wilson periodical databases: Art Full Text, Applied Science & Technology Full Text, Biological & Agricultural Index, Education Full Text, General Science Full Text, Humanities Full Text, Index to Legal Periodicals & Books, Library Literature & Information Science Full Text, Readers' Guide Full Text, Social Sciences Full Text, Wilson Business Full Text. OmnFile Full Text Select is a 100% full-text database and presents full text with every entry from more than 1,600 publications.
World History Collection World History Collection provides access to scholarly journals and magazines useful to both novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers. The database offers balanced coverage of events in world history and scholarly work being established in the field. (Click here if outside NY State.)