Highlighted Databases: On Diversity

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Whether we are teaching or learning in the multilingual, multicultural classroom; creating a social studies curriculum; or building cultural intelligence in organizations, diversity is an important theme in courses, philosophy, and practice at Teachers College. In July we highlight key research resources that cover the literature of diversity from a variety of perspectives – educational, psychological, sociological, health related. Featured here are databases that offer insight into the literature, with articles, reports, conference proceedings, and other information on diversity awareness and diversity training.


Academic Search Premier contains indexing and abstracts for more than 8,300 journals, with full text for more than 4,500 of those titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles. Academic Search Premier contains unmatched full text coverage in biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion and theology, etc.


Archives on Sexuality and Gender enables students, educators, and researchers to thoroughly explore and make new connections in subjects such as LGBTQ history and activism, cultural studies, psychology, sociology, health, political science, policy studies, human rights, gender studies, and more. This unique fully-searchable collection brings together approximately 1.5 million pages of primary sources on social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world.


Education Full Text offers comprehensive coverage of an international range of English-language periodicals, monographs and yearbooks. The full text of articles, with indexing cover to cover, from hundreds of journals, make this an essential resource. Coverage includes about 79 journals (37 with full text) not covered by ERIC’s Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE).


ERIC, the database of the Educational Resources Information Center is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to educational-related literature through two main parts: Current Index to Journals in Education and Resources in Education. ERIC provides coverage of journal articles, conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books and monographs from 1966 to the present, with full text ERIC documents available online from 1993 and up.


Gender Studies Database combines NISC's Women's Studies International and Men's Studies databases with the coverage of sexual diversity issues. Also includes relevant contributions from NISC's Child Development and Adolescent Studies as well as Family and Society Studies Worldwide databases. Source documents include professional journals, conference papers, books, book chapters, government reports, discussion and working papers, theses and dissertations and other sources. Also includes links to select websites. Gender Studies Database, produced by NISC, combines NISC's popular Women's Studies International and Men's Studies databases with the coverage of sexual diversity issues. GSD covers the full spectrum of gender-engaged scholarship inside and outside academia.


Psycinfo provides citations and abstracts to journal articles and English language books from 1806 to the present in the professional and academic literature in psychology and related disciplines including medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, and linguistics.


Race Relations Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to race relations, including ethnic studies, discrimination, immigration studies, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. Records are selected from many of the top titles within the discipline, including Race, Ethnicity & Education and Ethnic & Racial Studies.


Sage Premier provides online access to the full text of individual SAGE journals with coverage in education, psychology, and sociology. There are approximately 100 titles, including Cultural Sociology, Feminism and Psychology, Gender and Society, Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology, Journal of Health Psychology, Race and Class, Rationality and Society, and Sexualities.


Sociological Abstracts provides abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides citations from 1963 to the present to journal articles, book reviews, books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers. Records for journal articles added after 1974 contain in-depth abstracts. Major areas of coverage include culture and social structure; demography and human biology; economic development; environmental interactions; evaluation research; family and social welfare; health and medicine and law; history and theory of sociology; management and complex organizations; mass phenomena and political interactions; methodology and research technology; policy, planning, forecast and speculation; radical sociology; religion and science; rural and urban sociology; social development; social differentiation; social psychology and group interaction; sociology of the arts, business, education; studies in violence and power; substance abuse and addiction; welfare services; women's studies.


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.



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