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Family and Consumer Studies Databases

Use these databases to find journal articles for research in Family and Consumer Studies. Subject guides to additional resources also available.

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Ageline (1978 - Current)
Provides extensive coverage of age and age-related issues. Updated 3 times per year.

CINAHL Plus with Full-Text (1937 - Current)
Provides access to nursing and allied health literature and information, including such disciplines as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, consumer health, alternative therapies, and health sciences librarianship. Updated monthly.

Education Full Text (1983 - Current)
Education Full Text indexes articles from education journals. This resource is helpful in locating articles on a wide range of educational topics. There are approximately 770 journals indexed, 440 of them are peer-reviewed.

ERIC (EBSCO) (1966 - Current)
ERIC is a useful database for finding educational information from lots of different sources (journals, magazines, books, conferences, and governmental agencies). It contains resources dating back to 1966 and is helpful when conducting historical research in education.
How to get ERIC Documents at Kent State University

Family Studies Abstracts
This database includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to family studies, including marriage, divorce, family therapy, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. Records are selected from many of the top titles within the discipline, including Journal of Family Studies, Journal of Marriage & Family, and Family Relations

Health Source (nursing/academic edition)
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides nearly 590 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also featured are abstracts and indexing for over 627 journals. This database is updated on a daily basis.
List of journals included.

Human Nutrition Online (1990 - Current)
Provides access to abstracts relevant to human nutrition selected from more than 1,000 academic journals, books, reports and conferences published worldwide. Areas of human nutrition include food techniques; foods; physiology and biochemistry; nutrition and health; and clinical nutrition. Online version of Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews Series A. Human and Experimental.
Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews Series A. Human Nutrition (1977-2003)

MEDLINE (1949 - Current)
International index for medical literature, produced by the National Library of Medicine. Addresses all aspects of medicine and health care and offers citations from nearly 4,000 journals, books and book chapters, research and other sources. Includes citations originally found in the print indexes that date from 1950-1965.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
The Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection covers more than 510 full text titles covering topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.
List of journals included.

PsycINFO - Current File (1967 - Current)
PsycINFO provides abstracts and citations to the scholarly literature in the behavioral sciences and mental health. The database includes material of relevance to psychologists and professionals in psychology and related fields such as psychiatry, management, business, education, social science, neuroscience, law, medicine, and social work. PsycINFO covers journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations, and technical reports. Journal coverage includes international material selected from more than 1900 periodicals written in over 24 languages. Current chapter and book coverage includes worldwide English-language material published from 1987-present. Over 60,000 references are added annually through weekly updates.

SocINDEX
SocINDEX features more than 1,986,000 records with subject headings from a 19,600+ term sociological thesaurus sociology-specific thesaurus. Abstracts are included for more than 1,130 "core" coverage journals dating back to 1895. In addition, there is coverage for more than 430 "priority" coverage journals as well as over 2,800 "selective" coverage journals. Indexing for books, monographs, conference papers, and other sources is included, and cited references are also provided. All subdisciplines of sociology are covered.

Sociological Abstracts (1963 - 2005)
Contains information from 2600 international journals in the areas of sociology, and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Updated bimonthly.

Available but no longer updated after June 30, 2005. See SocIndex.


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Academic Search Complete
Provides full text for more than 4,000 scholarly publications covering academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies. This database is updated daily.
List of journals included.

Health Source (consumer edition)
This database covers many consumer health topics involving the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. It features searchable full-text for over 190 journals including Consumer Reports on Health and Men's Health, as well as abstracts and indexing for over 205 general health, nutrition and professional health care publications.
List of journals included.

PAIS (1972 - Current)
Contains citations and abstracts to articles, with emphasis on public policy and modern political, social, and economic issues. Updated monthly.
List of journals included.

Social Sciences Citation Index (1980 - Current)
This "Web of Science" database indexes the journal literature of the social sciences. It fully indexes more than 1,725 journals from 50 social sciences disciplines, and it indexes selectively from more than 3,300 scientific and technical journals. Updated weekly.
Tutorial

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Citation Indexes (1980 - Current)
Three multidisciplinary "Web of Science" databases covering the journal literature in the areas of the arts and humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Updated weekly.
Tutorial

Dissertation Abstracts (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses) (1861 - Current)
Includes citations for dissertations dating from the first U.S. dissertation issued in 1861. Contains abstracts for dissertations from 1980 to the present and for master's theses from 1988 forward. The work of authors from over 1,000 North American graduate schools and European universities are also included. Titles published since 1997 are available in PDF digital format and have 24 page previews available.

Online theses and dissertations from Ohio graduate students. Includes links to full-text.

Electronic Journal Center (OhioLINK)
Full-text coverage of selected journals in the areas of arts, humanities, math, medicine, science, engineering, computer science, and social sciences. This link gives the current status of access to EJC titles. For some, links are provided through publishers' web sites.

Online theses and dissertations from Ohio graduate students. Includes links to full-text.

Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI) (1985 - Current)
Provides information about articles on questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, coding schemes and manuals, rating scales and other measurement instruments in the fields of health, psychosocial sciences, organizational behavior, and library and information science.

ISI Web of Science (1980 - Current)
Three multidisciplinary "Web of Science" databases covering the journal literature in the areas of the arts and humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Updated weekly.
Tutorial

JSTOR
JSTOR is an electronic archive of complete journal backruns, current to within 2 to 5 years. The collections include: Arts & Sciences I-VIII, Business Collection I-III, Ecology & Botany, General Science, and Language and Literature. For Kent State University, students and faculty now have access to 381 JSTOR journals representing over 2 million articles.

Online theses and dissertations from Ohio graduate students. Includes links to full-text.

PapersFirst (1993 - Current)
Provides access to individual papers presented at conferences worldwide, covering every congress, symposium, exposition, workshop and meeting added to the The British Library Document Supply Centre's collection. Updated monthly.

ProceedingsFirst (1993 - Current)
Provides tables of contents of papers presented at conferences worldwide. Each record contains a list of the papers presented at one conference. ProceedingsFirst provides access to the British Library Document Supply Centre's collection of conference proceedings. Updated monthly.

Online theses and dissertations from Ohio graduate students. Includes links to full-text.

Web of Knowledge (1965 - Current)
Three multidisciplinary "Web of Science" databases covering selected journal literature and conference proceedings in the areas of the arts and humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Updated weekly.
Tutorial

Web of Science (1965 - Current)
Three multidisciplinary "Web of Science" databases covering selected journal literature and conference proceedings in the areas of the arts and humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Updated weekly.
Tutorial

WorldCat
Contains records to over 100 million items in most (if not all) subject areas. Materials may include books, computer data files and programs, films, journal and magazine titles, newspapers, manuscripts, musical scores, and more. Not included are individual articles, stories, or book chapters. Updated daily.