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  • Abstracts in Social Gerontology
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    Abstracts in Social Gerontology includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to social gerontology, including the psychology of aging, elder abuse, society and the elderly, and other key areas of relevance to the discipline. The index contains 70,000 records, which are carefully selected from the most important sources.
  • AgeLine (EBSCO)
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    The AGELINE database is produced by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). AGELINE provides bibliographic coverage of social gerontology, which is the study of aging in psychological, health-related, social, and economic contexts. The delivery of health care to the older population and its associated costs and policies is particularly well covered, as are consumer, employment, and public policy issues. Literature covered is of interest to researchers, health professionals, service planners, policymakers, employers, older adults and their families, and consumer advocates.
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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    Sponsored by the U.S. government, this site provides clinical information including clinical practice guidelines for patients and health professionals, grant funding opportunities, research findings and consumer health information. Links to related Web sites are included.
  • Alt-HealthWatch
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    Alt-HealthWatch is a full-text and image database focusing on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to healthcare and wellness. It offers nearly 50,000 articles from 160 international peer-reviewed journals, academic and professional publications, magazines, reports, proceedings, association and consumer newsletters, plus hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, original research and book excerpts. The database provides in-depth coverage on both professional and consumer levels across the full spectrum of more than two hundred therapies, modalities and perspectives addressed by integrated medicine and covered by "Alternative Medicine." Subject areas covered include: Acupuncture, Mind-Body Medicine, Chinese Medicine, Creative Therapies, Chiropractic, Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Osteopathy, Energy Medicine, Body Work, Herbalism, Aromatherapy, Nutrition, Childbirth, Cross-Cultural Therapies, and Veterinary Medicine. Updated quarterly.
  • MEDLINE (Ovid)
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    The database, produced by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) is most frequently utilized for health sciences topics. It contains citations from more than 3,900 English and foreign language journals in the basic and clinical sciences and encompasses the printed Index Medicus, the Index to Dental Literature, and the International Nursing Index. Includes full-text articles from approximately 1400 journals.
  • MEDLINEPlus Health Information from the National Library of Medicine
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    National Library of Medicine-selected Web sites covering diseases, conditions, and wellness issues. Oriented towards consumers.
  • PolicyFile
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    PolicyFile includes information addressing virtually all aspects of public policy. Specific themes listed include: Arms Control, the Commonwealth of Independent States, Democratization, the Department of Defense, Economic Policy, Education Policy, the European Union, Global Economics and International Trade, Health Policy and Health Care Reform, Human Rights, Immigration, Intelligence, Latin America, Science and Technology Policy, State and Local Issues, Terrorism, and Urban Policy. The database can be browsed by primary contributor or thematically and all abstracts have been linked to Home Pages, electronic mail addresses and full text documents, where available.
  • Psychotherapy.net
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    The Psychotherapy.net streaming video collection provides access to training videos in the field of counseling, psychotherapy, psychology, and addiction. The majority of the videos show therapists actually conducting therapy and demonstrating clinical skills, along with pre- and post-session discussion. Transcripts of all videos are included and the ability to make clips is available. Most videos come with a downloadable instructor’s manual.
  • PsycINFO
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    Abstracting and indexing database with more than 3 million records devoted to peer-reviewed literature of journal articles, chapters, books, dissertations and reports in psychology, the behavioral sciences, and mental health.
  • PubMed Central
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    PubMed Central (PMC) is the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of open source biomedical and life sciences journal literature. For access to the full range of PubMed content use PubMed @ USC link.
  • Science of Aging Knowledge Environment (SAGE KE)
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    From October 2001 to June 2006, Science's SAGE KE provided news, reviews, commentaries, disease case studies, databases, and other resources pertaining to aging-related research. Although SAGE KE has now ceased publication, you can still search and browse the article content on this archive site.
  • Social Services Abstracts
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    Social Services Abstracts provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. The database abstracts and indexes over 1,600 serials publications and includes abstracts of journal articles and dissertations, and citations to book reviews.Updated monthly.
  • Social Work Abstracts
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    The Social Work Abstracts database, produced by the National Association of Social Workers, Inc., contains more than 35,000 records, spanning 1977 to the present, from social work and other related journals on topics such as homelessness, AIDS, child and family welfare, aging, substance abuse,legislation, community organization, and more.
  • Sociological Abstracts
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    Sociological Abstracts Database is a primary resource for accessing the latest research sponsored in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database draws information from an international selection of over 2,600 journals and other serials publications, plus conference papers, books, and dissertations. Records added after 1974 contain in-depth and nonevaluative abstracts of journal articles.

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  • USC Digital Library
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    The USC Digital Library (USCDL) is the digital repository for original research materials which have been selected for archiving by the Libraries. Content made available by the USCDL facilitates new and creative opportunities for scholarship and teaching by providing enhanced access to materials which feature and highlight the Libraries' holdings or from non-Library held collections identified in collaboration with members of the USC academic community. Accordingly, the USCDL provides a wealth of primary and original source material in a variety of formats. These may include, but are not limited to USC theses and dissertations; photographs; rare books, or portions thereof; manuscripts; source documents; sound recordings; moving images; data sets; 'born digital' documents; and digital representations of physical objects. USCDL content can be licensed or sub-licensed to parties outside of USC.
  • Web of Science
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    Web of Science (a.k.a. Web of Knowledge): Provides citations covering over 10,000 high-impact journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, as well as international proceedings coverage for over 120,000 conferences. Includes:Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-Expanded); Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI); Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI); Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science (CPCI-S); Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Sciences & Humanities (CPCI-SSH); Index Chemicus (IC); and Current Chemical Reactions (CCR-Expanded). Powerful tools include cited reference searching, Citation Maps, and the Analyze Tool.
  • Whole Brain Atlas
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    Good resource for CNS imaging combining clinical data with MR, CT, and nuclear medicine images. Includes information on the normal brain as well as cerebrovascular, neoplastic, degenerative, inflammatory, and infectious diseases.
  • World Health Organization Publications
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    WHO's web site provides a wealth of information on health-related matters for both researchers and general readers. Available are world health reports, weekly epidemiological records, WHO statistical information service and more.