Selected Resources for: Population Studies

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Subject Librarian:

Nancy Herther

herther@umn.edu

Population studies is a broad area of interdisplinary research which draws from such fields as Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Natural Resources, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy, Social Work, Sociology, and Statistics.


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.

Covers the world's scholarship in history from 1450 to the present.

Use this index for broad coverage of social science issues worldwide. Includes articles, books, conference proceedings, government documents, and book chapters.

Covers information family planning, population law and policy, and primary health care, including maternal/child health in developing countries in journal articles, monographs, technical reports, and unpublished works.

Primary reference tool to the world's population literature. Covers books, journal articles, working papers and other documents on population topics.

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


Catalogs & Indexes to Government Publications

AccessUN provides access to bibliographic citations of current and retrospective United Nations documents and publications including:

  • the UN collections of the Government Publications Library
  • articles appearing in UN periodicals
  • the bilateral and multilateral treaties in the UN Treaty Series
  • full text documents from the:
    • General Assembly - resolutions from 1981-
    • Security Council - resolutions from 1974-
    • Economic and Social Council - resolutions from 1982-


Indexes, Other

PolicyFile draws its content from public policy think tanks, university research programs, research organizations and publishers. Some well known contributors include: the American Enterprise Institute, Brookings Institution, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Cato Institute, Center for Defense Information, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Democratic Leadership Council, Economic Strategy Institute, Federation of American Scientists, Heritage Foundation, Hoover Institution, Hudson Institute, Institute for International Economics, International Monetary Fund, National Center for Policy Analysis, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, RAND Corporation, United States Institute of Peace, and the World Bank. Where available, access to home pages, electronic mail addresses and fulltext are made available within individual abstracts.

Polling the Nations is an online database of public opinion polls containing the full text of 500,000+ questions and responses, from 14,000+ surveys, conducted from 1986 through the present in the United States and more than 100 other countries around the world.


General Reference Sources

Encyclopedias

SAGE Knowledge is the platform for accessing all subscribed content from Sage and and selected companion publishers CQ Press and Corwin. Sage Knowledge includes an expansive range of SAGE eBook and eReference content, including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, and more. The Libraries have purchased all Sage Handbooks and Encyclopedias through 2011.


Internet Resources

Gateways & Megasites

An excellent set of Demographic, Population and Family Planning World Wide Web Sites from the UN organized by continent.


Societies, Agencies, and Organizations

Official Agency & Organization Websites

GPO Access is a service of the US Government Printing Office that provides free electronic access to a wealth of important information products produced by the Federal Government. The information provided on this site is the official, published version and the information retrieved from GPO Access can be used without restriction, unless specifically noted.


Statistics and Data

Statistical Resources

This is a data distribution system from the Bureau of the Census that will be the primary distribution locale for 2000 Census data. American FactFinder offers the capability to browse, search, and map data from many Census Bureau sources: the 1990 Census, the 1997 Economic Census, the American Community Survey, and other sources.


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