Selected eBooks for Social Welfare Policy in the United States:
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Electronic Text Center
The Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia was established in 1992 for the purpose of creating an on-line archive of standards-based texts and images in the humanities. Many of the Center's collections are publicly accessible and include classic British and American fiction, major authors, children's literature, American history, Shakespeare, African-American documents, and the Bible. [This resource is publicly available.]
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online
Current; a reference site for students and educators synthesizing editorially reviewed websites and the Encyclopaedia Britannica.
Encycopedia of Social Measurement
The Encyclopedia of Social Measurement captures the data, techniques, theories, designs, applications, histories, and implications of assigning numerical values to social phenomena. Provides information on transdisciplinary descriptions of quantitative and qualitative techniques, measurement, sampling, and statistical methods. Covering all core social science disciplines, the 300+ articles of the Encyclopedia of Social Measurement not only present a comprehensive summary of observational frameworks and mathematical models, but also offer tools, background information, qualitative methods, and guidelines for structuring the research process.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a collection of ebooks that includes encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
Historical Statistics of the United States
Millenial Edition, 2006. Historical Statistics of the United States presents data on social, behavioral, humanistic, and natural sciences including history, economics, government, finance, sociology, demography, education, law, natural resources, climate, religion, international migration, and trade - quantitative facts of American History from the earliest times to the present. Each series is fully documented and placed in historical context by a recognized expert. Dozens of new topics have been added including American Indians, slavery, poverty, non-profit organizations, race and ethnicity.
Making of America
A digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection currently contains approximately 8,500 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints. [This resource is publicly available.]
National Academies Press
Over 3,000 scientific books online dealing with all subjects, produced by different branches of the National Academies of Science. [This resource is publicly available.]
The Brown Library's NetLibrary subscription offers individual user access for over 500 titles in the subject areas of current fiction, non-fiction, and travel and leisure (i.e. Frommer's Guides.) All titles are catalogued in Josiah, and the list of titles is also available through the NetLibrary interface. The Brown University Library does not subscribe to all of the books in NetLibrary.
Current; the core collection of Oxford Reference Online brings together 100 language and subject dictionaries and reference works published by the Oxford University Press into a single cross-searchable resource. The Premium Collection offers all of the above, plus added functionality and more detailed information across a broad subject range from titles in the world-renowned Oxford Companions Series, to enhance the coverage already provided by the Core Collection. Click here for a list of the publications included.
Oxford Text Archive
The OTA works closely with members of the Arts and Humanities academic community to collect, catalogue, and preserve high-quality electronic texts for research and teaching. The OTA currently distributes more than 2500 resources in over 25 different languages. [This resource is publicly available.]