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Welcome to the Humanities, Social Science, and Education (HSSE) Library Featured Databases tutorials. With access to a collection of over 600 databases, finding the best resource and understanding how to navigate that resource can be hard. Our goal with these tutorials is to highlight the various resources available through the Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies and to give you additional tools to help with your research. Tutorial will be released on the fourth Thursday of every month, with the exception of December and May. They will give a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. These database selections will cover a wide array of disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
This database provides one-stop access to more than 4,000 periodicals from one of the broadest, most inclusive general reference databases ProQuest has to offer. Search from a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications and magazines covering over 150 academic disciplines.
Bibliographic database sponsored by the US Department of Education, is the premier source for education-related research, documents, and journal articles. Access via the EBSCO interface will link to full-text articles.
Academic Search Premier is a general academic index that indexes more than 8,200 magazines and journals from every academic discipline and provides the full-text of more than 4,600.
ComAbstracts database contains abstracts of articles published in the primary professional literature of the communication(s) field. Coverage varies according to journal -- some dating back to 1966. Media studies, mass communication, journalism, personal and interpersonal, rhetoric are included.
Provides instant online access to today's newspapers from around the world in full-color, full-page format. The ever-expanding collection currently includes more than 4,000 U.S. and international titles—from 100 countries in 60 languages.
Gale's Digital Scholar Lab is a cloud-based research environment that allows students and researchers to apply natural language processing tools to raw text data (OCR text) from Gale's primary source collections in a single research platform.
The most complete collection of full-text education journals, monographs, yearbooks and more, covering scholarly research and information to meet the needs of education students, professionals, and policy makers. It covers all levels of education—from early childhood to higher education—as well as all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education and testing
With over 60,000 articles written by over 6,000 music scholars, Grove Music Online (GMO) is the authoritative resource for music research with an ongoing mission to chart the diverse history and cultures of music and musicians from around the globe.
Exclusive issues-based documentary films focusing on environmental studies and sciences, sociology, anthropology, global studies, area studies, women’s studies, history, political science, criminal justice, health, psychology, the arts, and more, from leading film producers, distributors, and independent filmmakers from around the world.
Provides access to historic and recent U.S. Government publications from 1789-1969 on including U.S. Congressional Serial Set documents, federal agency reports, congressional committee publications including reports on legislation, statistics, maps, and congressional debates. Coverage includes Congressional Record and predecessor publication debates from 1789-1997 and Executive branch agency publications not included in the U.S. Congressional Serial Set from 1789-1932.
NOTE: ProQuest Congressional Is updating their interface during the summer of 2019.
Look for the following Improvements:
- Search results will be organized by Content Type. A new section at the top of the search results page will direct users to the best results for each Content Type and give them more information about the content type choices they can select for further exploration. More results are displayed below the top hits.
- Improvements to the Advanced Search Form layout provide search options for specific content types (Hearings, CRS Reports, House & Senate Documents/Reports, etc.). Duplicate entry points to content have been eliminated and streamlined to make it easier for users to select the content they need.
- Search by Number form has been improved and made more intuitive through clearer navigation and page organization, as well as explanations of content types.
- Basic Search has been updated to analyze search queries for key citations, such as bills and laws, and returning the matching document at the top of the page.
Search results relevance is improved to emphasize content types that are expected to be most useful for the search that was performed. For example, Member Profiles are now displayed first when searching for Member of Congress.
- HELP will be updated and available via the LibGuide through links in the product interface (typically found in the upper right corner of the page, and in the footer.)
- Congress in Context will be placed more prominently on the page. Congress in Context illustrates what was going on during each Congress, including information on House and Senate leadership and partisan composition. This feature provides perspective on economic conditions, foreign relations, current events and more. PDFs of supporting documents are provided.