Social Sciences

Pew Research Global Attitudes Project

Alternative Titles
Global Attitudes Project
Description

Pew Global Attitudes examines international public opinion on a broad range of issues, from people’s assessments of their own lives to views about the current state of the world.

Type
Statistics
Subject Gateway
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11945
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Pew Research Social & Demographic Trends

Alternative Titles
Social & Demographic Trends
Description

Pew Social & Demographic Trends studies behaviors and attitudes of Americans in key realms of their daily lives, using original survey research and analysis of government data. Major reports have examined the racial wealth gap, the Millennial Generation and marriage & family trends.

Type
Statistics
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Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11937
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Pew Research Center

Alternative Titles
Pew Research Center Center for the People & the Press, Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, Pew Research Social & Demographic Trends, The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, Pew Internet & American Life Project, Pew Research Hispanic Center, Pew Research Global Attitudes Project
Center for the People & the Press, Project for Excellence in Journalism, Social & Demographic Trends
Description

Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. Pew Research does not take policy positions. It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts.

There are links to the individual projects from this gateway site.

Pew Research is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization and a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts. All of its reports and datasets are made freely available in order to inform the public, the press and policymakers.

Type
Statistics
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11931
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African American Periodicals, 1825-1995

Alternative Titles
African American Periodicals 1825-1995 (Readex)
Description

 Features more than 170 periodicals by and about African Americans, published in 26 states.  Includes popular magazines, academic and political journals, organization bulletins, and other genres.  Selection is based on James P. Dankey's African-American Newspapers and Periodicals: A National Bibliography (Harvard, 1998).  Scanned from collections of the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Can be cross-searched by keyword with African American Newspapers, Afro-Americana Imprints and other Archive of Americana series, using the Archive of Americana link below.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
1825-1995
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11915
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AgEcon Search

Alternative Titles
Ag Econ Search
Description

 Free, open-access repository of full-text scholarly literature on agricultural and applied economics.  Includes working papers, conference papers and journal articles.  Includes topics such as food security and poverty, land economics, agricultural and food policy, and food safety.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Subject Gateway
Coverage
1949-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11909
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Black Studies in Video

Alternative Titles
ASP Black Studies in Video
Black Studies on Video
Description

Black Studies in Video is an Alexander Street Press collection featuring award-winning documentaries, newsreels, interviews and archival footage surveying the evolution of black culture in the United States. In partnership with California Newsreel, the database provides unique access to their African American Perspectives collection, and includes films covering history, politics, art and culture, family structure, social and economic pressures, and gender relations.  Upon completion, Black Studies in Video will have about 500 hours of video, in streaming format.  

Videos from Alexander Street Press can be downloaded to a phone or other portable device for viewing within 24 hours.

 

Type
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11865
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International Studies Encyclopedia

Alternative Titles
International Studies Online
Wiley International Studies
Encyclopedia of International Studies
Description

This encyclopedia is the most comprehensive reference work of its kind for the fields of international studies and international relations. Includes over 400 signed articles on all aspects of international studies.  Published in print in 12 volumes in 2010.  Edited by Robert A. Denemark, this work is a product of the International Studies Compendium Project and is published in association with the International Studies Association.

Includes topic areas such as peace studies, diplomacy studies, foreign policy analysis, global development and environmental studies.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11841
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Twentieth Century Advice Literature

Alternative Titles
North American Guides on Race, Gender, Sex and the Family
20th C. Advice Literature
Description

"Twentieth Century Advice Literature: North American Guides on Race, Gender, Sex, and the Family allows students and researchers to immerse themselves in the values and behaviors of Americans of the past. The collection provides a window into American social history by bringing together the instructional, prescriptive, behavioral, and etiquette literature that defined standards of personal conduct for millions of Americans and reflected the prevailing social mores across the twentieth century. When complete, the collection will contain 150,000 pages of fully searchable handbooks, manuals, textbooks, etiquette guides, self-help books, instructional pamphlets, and how-to books that illustrate both how Americans actually behaved and how they felt they ought to behave."

Includes texts from over 700 sources.

 

 

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11815
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Obedience

Alternative Titles
The Milgram Series
Stanley Milgram's Obedience
Migram Obedience to Authority
Description

Film of social psychologist Stanley Milgram's 1961 experiment, "Obedience to Authority" at Yale University.  This film provides the important visual imagery essential for truly understanding the foundations of this field.

 

Type
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11795
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Higher Education Abstracts

Alternative Titles
Higher ed abstracts
Higher ed abs
Description
Higher Education Abstracts covers more than 200 journals in the fields of education, computer sciences, management, psychology, sociology, and law; papers read at meetings of major education and social sciences conferences; books published by all major higher education publishers; and research reports issued by professional organizations, government agencies, and foundations. Features more than 1,100 informative summaries, topically arranged, in the four issues of each volume. Each abstract includes the full citation to the original document, the author's affiliation, and the number of bibliographic references in the original document. Includes subject and author indexes. Coverage includes materials from the United States and Canada and from foreign publications printed in English.
Type
Article Index
Coverage
1965 - Present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11779
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