Sociology

Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa: an Encyclopedia

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia and Africa
Description

For each of the four regions (Middle East, Africa, East and Southeast Asia, South, Central and West Asia), provides an introduction to: arts, culture and science; biographies; conflicts and wars; cities, states, countries and territories; history; peoples and migration; society and daily life; politics, government and economy; religion.    

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Encyclopedia
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30048
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Landscan

Description

The LandScan Global Population Databases, developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, represent resolution global population distribution databases available. This is a geographically based, population distribution model.

LandScan is a global population database that shows geographical distribution of population at one-kilometer resolution over an average 24 hour period.

The LandScan algorithm uses spatial data and imagery analysis technologies and the most up-to-date census data within an administrative boundary. Accurate administrative boundaries are an integral part of the LandScan population distribution modeling process. These population distribution models are tailored to match the data conditions and geographical nature of each individual country and region.

Most national censuses count populations by measuring where people sleep (or reside) rather than where they work or travel. LandScan integrates daytime movements and collective travel habits into a single measure to produce a better representation of where people are located during an average day.

With improvements added this year, high-resolution imagery sources were used extensively for validation to refine urban areas, land cover data, and thousands of smaller villages and populated places.

GIS users can access these data directly from GIS via:

Description adapted from http://www.eastview.com/online/landscan , which provides additional information

Type
Map(s)
Coverage
2000-2012
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29253
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Data Citation Index

Alternative Titles
DCI
Description

Designed to "connect the data to the research it informs," Data Citation Index captures all available metadata for the data repositories indexed.  Currently, 69 repositories and over 1.75 million records in the Life Sciences, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Arts & Humanities are indexed.  Includes citations to publications reporting research which utlitizes the data.

 

Type
Database
Numeric Data
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11817
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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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ProQuest Sociology

Alternative Titles
PQ Sociology
Description
ProQuest Sociology gives users access to the full-text of more than 310 journals in sociology and social work. This collection provides full-text coverage of many core titles included in Sociological Abstracts and Social Services Abstracts. ProQuest Sociology covers the international literature of sociology and social work, including culture and social structure, history and theory of sociology, social psychology, substance abuse and addiction, and more.
Type
Article Index
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
Most titles are covered from the late 1980s or early 1990s; a few titles begin earlier.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11653
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Women and Social Movements International

Alternative Titles
WASI
Women & Social Movements International Edition
Description

When complete, Women and Social Movements International will contain about "150,000 pages of conference proceedings, reports of international women's organizations, publications and web pages of women's non-governmental organizations, and letters, diaries, and memoirs of women active internationally since the mid-nineteenth century....Through the writings of women activists, their personal letters and diaries, and the proceedings of conferences at which pivotal decisions were made, this collection lets you see how women’s social movements shaped much of the events and attitudes that have defined modern life." -- Alexander Street Press

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1840-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11621
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Encyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development

Alternative Titles
GVRL
Description

This three volume set examines three key life stages from a sociological perspective, exploring how enduring experiences, as well as transitions and events such as childcare, education, stress, marriage, career, addiction, friendship, parenthood, disease, spirituality, and retirement influence the individual's life course. The life stages examined are: Childhood and Adolescence; Adulthood; and Later Life.  Edited by Deborah Carr.

Type
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11599
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Tests and Measures in the Social Sciences: Tests available in compilation volumes

Alternative Titles
Helen Hough
Description

An index to 128 print compilations, web sites and other resources for test instruments with around 12,000 tests and measurements compiled from 1967 - 2008.  This resource does not include the tests but indexes them in order to find them in other published resources. While not an exhaustive index this is an excellent resource to help those who are searching for reliable instruments. It also includes many instruments outside of the social sciences, including many in the health sciences. Tests and Measures in the Social Sciences was developed and is maintained by Helen Hough of the University of Texas at Arlington.

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Database
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11527
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Encyclopedia of Adolescence

Description

Includes more than 140 signed and peer-reviewed articles on adolescent development and behavior, including content on normative development, individual differences, cultural differences, social and emotional development, education, work, and  psychopathology as they apply to adolescents.

Editors-in-Chief: B. Bradford Brown and Mitchell J. Prinstein.  Published 2011.  Three volumes in print.

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Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11337
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Filmakers Library Online

Alternative Titles
Filmmakers Library Online
Filmmaker's Library Online
Film Makers Library Online
Description

Filmakers Library Online provides over 1000 documentary films (over 800 hours), originally distributed by Filmakers Library.  Films are on a variety of topics such as health, history, education, gender studies and psychology.  MLibrary has Filmakers Library Online Volume 1 and Volume 2.

Each film has a transcript; many include filmmaker biography and notes. Clips and playlists can be created, saved and shared. Videos can be downloaded to an Apple OS or Android phone, available for 48 hours. 

Type
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11283
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