Human and Social Services Databases

Top recommended databases
  • SocINDEX with Full Text
    SocINDEX is the world's most comprehensive and highest quality sociology research database. This database features materials on the subject of sociology, criminal justice, social work, gender studies and family studies.  SocINDEX contains full text articles, books, monographs and conference papers.

  • Criminal Justice Periodicals
    This database contains a wide selection of journals on the subject of criminal justice, family law, drug enforcement and rehabilitation. It contains full text journals and periodicals.

  • LGBT Life with Full Text
    This resource is the definitive index to the world's literature regarding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender issues. This database contains full text and also indexes significant journals, magazines and books in LGBT studies.

  • PsycARTICLES
    This resource from the American Psychological Association (APA) is a definitive source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. This database is full text.

  • PsycBOOKS
    This collection from the American Psychological Association (APA), is a database of over 30,000 chapters in PDF from over 1,800 books published by APA and other distinguished publishers.  This database contains many works by popular KAM theorists.

  • PsycINFO
    PsycINFO is the American Psychological Association's (APA) renowned resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. It contains nearly 3 million citations and summaries dating as far back as the 1600s.

  • Science Direct
    ScienceDirect includes full text journals in psychology, criminal justice, administration, substance abuse and policy.  Be sure to search within "subscribed sources" to find full-text content.

  • PsychiatryOnline
    This portal features DSM-IV-TR® (the most widely used psychiatric reference in the world) and The American Journal of Psychiatry as the cornerstones of an unsurpassed collection of psychiatric references from American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.

  • Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts, Client Narratives, and Reference Works
    This is searchable collection containing real transcripts of therapy and counseling sessions and first-person narratives illuminating the experience of mental illness and its treatment, as well as reference works to contextualize the primary material.

  • Counseling and Therapy in Video
    This is the largest and richest online collection of video available for the study of social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling. This resource contains 400 hours and more than 330 videos on completion.
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  • Multidisciplinary databases
    Some human services, counseling, administration and policy resources may be found in our multidisciplinary databases such as:
  • Databases on related subjects
    Human and social services topics may also branch out into other subject areas.  For example:
    • Those interested in counseling and behavior may want to look at our Psychology databases.

    • If you are interested in administration, you may want to consult our Management databases.

    • When researching policy, our Public Policy databases may provide good resources.

    • If you are focusing on criminal justice, you should consult our Criminal Justice database list.

    • Check our Databases by Subject page to see if any other disciplines may be of interest to you

  • Browsing the full list of library databases
    Depending on your topic you may want to explore other resources not named on this guide.  Remember, the entire library is yours!

  • Searching the library catalog
    Find journals and ebooks relevant to your research topic
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