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E-Reference Books

These volumes are available full text online.

Go here for a full list of E-Reference materials.

Some examples of usefual EReference HR books are:

Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Organizational Behavior

Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Psychology

Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology online

Dictionary of Statistics & Methodology: A Nontechnical Guide for the Social Sciences

Encyclopedia of Communication and Information

Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol, & Addictive Behavior

Encyclopedia of Sociology

Encyclopedia of Religion

Encyclopedia of Statistics in Behavioral Science

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America

Handbook of Family Communication

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences

Statistics for Research

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Human Relations Article Databases

   Some databases provide access to dissertations, book chapters, books, or other materials. Many data-bases include both scholarly and popular periodicals. Some of the databases allow you to limit your search to scholarly materials only. Many databases also have abstracts (brief summaries) or the full text of articles.

To access these databases, go to the Library HR Subject Page:


·Academic Search Premier: Multidisciplinary database covering social sciences, humanities, education, physical and life sciences, and ethnic studies.

·Article1st (1990): General database covering all subject areas, including business, science, humanities, social science, medicine, technology, and popular culture. Provides citations to more than 12,600 academic journals.

·CQ Press Library: A collection of databases available from Congressional Quarterly Electronic on various subjects. Includes: CQ Historic Document Series, CQ Politics in America, CQ Researcher plus Archive, CQ Almanac, and CQ Weekly. Full text available.

·Dissertation Abstracts (1861-): Indexes U.S. doctoral dissertation completed at accredited institutions since 1861 (abstracts since 1980); includes some dissertations from Canada, and Europe, as well as some master’s these and foreign language dissertations. All OU Dissertations are full text; all dissertations 1997 to present are full text.

·EBSCO Collection: A collection of databases available from Ebsco on various subjects, some full text available.

·JSTOR: Provides access to materials in African-American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, General Science, History, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, population Studies, Sociology, and Statistics. It is a digitized archive of back files of selected scholarly journals. Full text available.

·LexisNexis Academic: Collection of databases available from LexisNexis, covering a wide range of news, business, legal, medical, and reference databases. Some full text available.

·Medline (1950-): Index and abstracts to journals published internationally, covering medicine, dentistry, nursing, and other health fields


·ABI/INFORM Complete (1971-): Database covering business and management topics with information on more than 60,000 companies as well as executive profiles, reports on market conditions, and in-depth case studies of global business trends. Includes Snapshots North America, Oxford Analytical Research, Hoover’s Company Record. Full text available.

·Business Source Premier (1984-): Covers business, management, economics, banking, finance, and accounting. Materials indexed include scholarly and peer-reviewed journals. Some full text.

Social Sciences

·Communication & Mass Media Complete: Indexes literature focusing on communication, mass media, and journalism. Some full text available.

-Contemporary Women’s Issues (1992-): Indexes a variety of materials from journal articles to fact sheets that focus on contemporary and international women’s issues in areas such as education, health, legal status, reproductive rights, and feminism. Some full text available.

·Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts, Client Narratives, and Reference Works (1950-): Provide access to transcripts of therapy sessions, diaries, letters, autobiographies, oral histories, and personal memoirs. Full text available.

· ERIC (1966-): Provides access to educational information from journals indexed in the Current Index of Journals in Education(CIJE) and Resources in Education Index(REI). Materials indexed include journal articles and research reports (ERIC Documents). Some full text available.

·Ethnic NewsWatch Complete (1960-): Newspapers, magazines, and periodicals of the ethnic, minority, and native press in America and internationally. Some full text.

·PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) International (1972-): Index to public and social policy issues, foreign and domestic. Materials indexed include journal articles, government documents, books, pamphlets, yearbooks, and directories.

·Professional Development Collection (1965-): Indexes literature in education and related fields. Materials indexed include journal articles. Some full text available.

·PsycINFO (1887-): Covers psychology and related disciplines in the behavioral sciences. Materials indexed include abstracts to journals, book chapters, books, and dissertations. Some full text coverage is available, including 56 journals published by the American Psychological Association, Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe Publishing Group.

·Professional Development Collection (1965-): Covers areas related to the field.

·Social Science Electronic Data Library: Health and social science resource containing raw data from over 200 studies in nine topical collections. Full text available.

·Social Work Abstracts (1966-): Indexes and abstracts journals in all areas of the profession, including theory and practice, areas of service, social issues, and social problems. Also includes Register of Clinical Social Workers, a dictionary of clinical social workers in the United States.

·SocINDEX: Indexes literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Provides abstracts and citations to journal articles, books, and conference papers. Includes author profiles

Social Sciences & Humanities Librarian

Kristal Boulden
Social Sciences & Humanities Librarian
Bizzell Memorial Library
Room 149