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Academic Search Complete
Multi-disciplinary full-text database, which includes peer-reviewed full text for STEM research, as well as for the social sciences and humanities.  Thanks to MeL. 

Legal Source
Authoritative database for current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world.  Thanks to MeL.

Political Science Complete
Includes both a national and international perspective of political science topics, drawing from scholarly, professional and peer-reviewed sources, and offering considerable full-text content.  Thanks to MeL.

Political Science: SAGE journals
Full text of peer reviewed journal articles in political science, politics, public administration, and international relations journals. How to export to RefWorks

JSTOR Full text of core scholarly journals from their beginning to approximately one year ago. Disciplines include botany, business, ecology, general science, humanities, mathematics, social sciences, and statistics. Browsable by discipline and full-text searchable across all disciplines. Especially good for historic or classic articles in most fields. Coverage: 1665 to present. How to export to RefWorks

Project MUSE
Project Muse provides full-text access to the content from over 400 scholarly journals in the humanities and the social sciences. How to export to RefWorks

Science Direct Full-text journals published by Elsevier; coverage is generally from 1995-present. How to export to RefWorks

Web of Science/Science Citation Index Web of Science provides access to Science Citation Index (SCI), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) and Arts and Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI). These indexes contain references that have been cited in other articles. You can use these citations to perform cited reference searches (locate articles that cite an earlier publication). How to export to RefWorks
eBooks & eReference
ACLS Humanities eBook Collection
An online collection of almost 2,800 titles in art, history, literary criticism, philosophy, political science, area studies and more.

Credo Reference
Contains more than 500 full-text reference titles (encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, etc.) covering most subject areas.

Ebsco eBooks Collection
Major eBook platform that provides access to multidisciplinary topics from numerous publishers.

Sage Knowledge
Collection of encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, and more, covering topics in the social sciences.

Springer eBook Collection
Multidisciplinary collection of eBooks published by Springer-Verlag since 2005. Especially strong coverage of the physical and biological sciences, computer science, engineering and technology.


Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff ProQuest One Business
Provides access to articles in scholarly, peer-reviewed business journals, trade journals and business news publications. Includes the full-text of the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and the Economist.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff New York Times Historical
Offers full-text, full-image articles of The New York Times, going back to 1851. The database can be used to search national and international news, editorials, obituaries, birth and marriage announcements, plus historical photos and advertisements. The documents are downloadable in PDF format. How to export to RefWorks

Relevant Websites
Audiovisual Library of International Law The Audiovisual Library is a unique, multimedia resource providing high quality international law information and research materials.

The Living Room Candidate  Contains more than 300 commercials, from every presidential election since 1952,

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Helen Levenson
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Office: 243 Kresge Library
Office hours:Virtual research consultations are available at days and times that best suit you. Contact me by email to schedule.
Data and Statistics

Census: Federal

Other Statistical Data Sources
Other Searchable Data Sets
ICPSR Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is the world's largest collection of digital social science data. These data can be used for secondary research, instructional activities, and to write articles, papers or theses.
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