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SocINDEX w/ Full TextThis link opens in a new windowThe world's most comprehensive and highest quality sociology research database. This database features more than 2.1 million records with subject headings from a 20,000+ term sociological thesaurus designed by subject experts and expert lexicographers.
OneSearchThis link opens in a new windowOneSearch combines most of the library's resources into a single database. Rather than search databases separately, you can do just "one search." OneSearch includes articles, ebooks and books, and more.
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Education SourceThis link opens in a new windowThe collection provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,850 academic periodicals and includes full text for more than 1,800 journals, 550 books and monographs, conference papers, and citations for over 4 million articles.
PsycInfoThis link opens in a new windowThis renowned resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health.
Google ScholarThis link opens in a new windowUse this link to show PennWest full text in your Google Scholar results.
JSTOR CollectionsThis link opens in a new windowA full-text archive of over 1,700 of the best scholarly journals in social sciences, humanities, and life sciences disciplines. Includes access to ARTStor and JSTOR Primary Sources
MEDLINE CompleteThis link opens in a new windowProvides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more, dating back to 1857 with full-text back to 1865. MEDLINE Complete is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for medical journals, providing full text for over 1,800 journals.
Sage KnowledgeThis link opens in a new windowBrowse research monographs in the Sage Books Collection, Social and Behavioral Sciences reference texts in the Sage Reference Collection, and explore CQ Navigator, the essential social sciences literature review tool. Additional content from CQ Press is also available.
Wikipedia: The Free EncyclopediaUserful for getting an introduction to a topic. It can be a good first stop when researching--but should not be your last (or only) stop.