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Nancy Herther

Article Databases and Indexes

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

This index provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present with over 2,000 journals including all key English-language historical journals.

HST: 1976-to date Includes articles about the history of science in all historical periods. Includes such subjects as magic, alchemy, etc., as well as more modern concepts of science.

The MLA International Bibliography is a classified listing and subject index of scholarly books and articles on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics which has been compiled by the Modern Language Association of America since 1926.

Going back to 1806, this is the most comprehensive database for psychological research. With a little guidance from this tutorial, you'll be able to go from a general idea to a very precise set of results of scholarly materials.

CSA 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. The database abstracts and indexes over 1,600 serials publications and includes abstracts of journal articles and dissertations, and citations to book reviews.

This core database for the field of sociology contains information on sociology and social policy worldwide. Sociological Abstracts includes citations from the 1952-present.

General Reference Sources


Search all library subscriptions from Sage Publishing including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, and more.

Internet Resources

Electronic Texts

Leeds: Disability Press, 1997.

This classic work is out of print but available online freely. Thoughtful essays provide a good background in the issues, theoretical arguments and perspectives that marked the field then, and often now.

Web Sites

ABLEDATA contains information on assistive technology products, from white canes to voice output programs, including detailed descriptions of each product, price, and company information.

This Syracuse University center "brings together various programs and centers of the University to engage in research that explores the social, economic, political, public policy, artistic, and legal dimensions of inclusion and equality of children and adults with disabilities in the United States and around the world. Such research results in books, policy development by government agencies and legislative committees, lawsuits, published studies in academic journals, and community education and media presentations." Site includes useful information and links.

An indispensable guide and set of data from Cornell University. "The estimates provided on this website are based on analyses of three different data sources: the American Community Survey (ACS), Current Population Survey (CPS), and Census 2000. Each data source has different strengths and use different questions to identify disability. The data source you should use depends on the type of information you are interested in." This helps you select the best data depending on your specific needs.

" is the federal government website for comprehensive information on disability programs and services in communities nationwide. The site links to more than 14,000 resources from federal, state and local government agencies; academic institutions; and nonprofit organizations."

A very useful guide to sources of data on disabilities. "This page is intended to provide advocates with tools and information in the larger disability policy arena. These resources are listed in alphabetical order within each of the following categories: General, Listservs, Journals (including special issues of journals), Professional Associations, Centers and Studies Specific to Assistive Technology." Acronyms"

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