Social Sciences and Social Work
- Books are located through the library Web site
- The online catalog allows you to search by author, title, subject, and keyword.
- Social Work related books are shelved in the 'H' category on the second floor of the library.
- ATHENA (accessed from the library web site) allows you to search several other middle Tennessee libraries' holdings with one search question. A courier service allows a patron to retrieve a book from ATHENA within 5-7 working days. Requests can be made online.
- eBooks are integrated into the library catalog. Over 85,000 titles can be viewed 24/7 online. Many can be downloaded to an eReader format and there is a small collection of audio books available.
Subject Headings in the PAC include but are not limited to:
Civics; Cross-cultural studies; demography; gerontology; Human behavior; Paradigms (Social sciences); Pluralism (Social sciences); Power (Social sciences); Sociology; Social sciences (Field work); Social sciences-Research
Social work administration; Social work education; Social work with children; Family social work; Social work with the aged; Social workers; Social workers-professional ethics
Call Numbers: Using Library of Congress Classification system, the call number indicates the location of books on the shelves. Circulating books are on the second floor of the library.
|H - Social Sciences||HQ - Family, Marriage, Child Development|
|HB - HJ - Economics||HV - Social Problems, Crime|
Media Resources found in the library besides books include DVD and VHS
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Photocopies can be made of needed text. Some titles have duplicates in the stacks, this will be noted on the record as a copy. Some recommended reference titles in this field:
|Encyclopedia of Sociology||Ref HM 17 .E5 V. 104|
|Statistical Handbook on the American Family||Ref HQ 536 .S727|
|Encyclopedia of Social Work||Ref HV 35 .S6 V. 1-3|
|Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice||Ref HV 6017 .E52|
|Survey of Social Sciences-Sociology Series||
Ref HM 17
From the library homepage enter the journal title in the search box near the top. Change the tag to read “Journal Title” then enter. If your journal is full text in one of our databases the result will include a link to the database where you can access the full text or indicates bound, back issues or microfilm availability.If there were no hits you can complete online an ILL form requesting a journal article reprint.
If you are searching by subject:
Electronic Resources Link: Click on the ‘Electronic Resources’ link, then choose either
- Looking for databases by subject displays a subject list of databases
- Looking for databases by title browses an A-Z title list of databases
- Looking for an e-journal by title browsing only e-journals accessible online
Accessing databases off campus access requires your name and the 11 digit ID number from your student ID.
|Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA)||Abstract only. Indexing and abstracting tool covering health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education.|
|African-American History Online||Full text articles, time lines, video and image files along with audio covers all aspects of African-American history.|
|American History in Video||Largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles on completion.|
|ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials ®||Index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion. Full text of journal articles.|
|Digital Dissertations ®||Full Text. Dissertations.|
|Education Complete®||Full text, part of the ProQuest collection.®|
|Expanded Academic Collection®||Full text, Gale Cengage/Tennessee Electronic Library.|
|Films on Demand||Over 7,000 streaming videos, interviews and documentaries on all topics.|
|Global Issues in Context||Full text. Gale. a wealth of resources to explain the historical and contemporary conditions necessary to understand global issues, conflicts and events.|
|HaPI Heath & Psychosocial Instruments||A comprehensive bibliographic database providing information about behavioral measurement instruments|
|Health Reference Center Academic||Full Text. Gale Cengage. Articles on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Alcohol and Drug abuse, HMOs, Prescription Drugs, etc.|
|HeritageQuest||Full text. U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular UMI® Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content.|
|Lexis-Nexis||Full text. News, business, legal, medical and reference publications|
|PsycARTICLES®||Full text APA published journals.|
|Psychology Module||Full Text, a part of ProQuest®. Information on human development, learning, psychiatry and more.|
|PsycINFO ®||Abstracted. Psychology based scholarly journal database indexing dissertations as well as providing limited full text journal access.|
|Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection||Full Text. From EBSCO is the world's largest full text psychology database offering full text coverage for nearly 400 journals.|
|Social Science Full Text||Full Text. H.W. Wilson. Covers the latest concepts, trends, opinions, theories, and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences.|
|Social Science Module||Full Text. Search the social science titles on subjects such as anthropology, culture, criminology, political science, social welfare, urban development and more.|
|Women's Interest Module||
Full Text. Subjects such as feminism, history, political science, social science, and general interest as they relate to women's issues.
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