February Databases: Spaces of the City
By: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Published: 02/02/2015
Uploaded: 03/27/2015
Uploaded by: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Pockets: Databases, Gottesman Libraries Archive, Gottesman Libraries' Education Program, Educational Offerings, Transformations of Text Project: TC-Humboldt University Research Lab
Tags: Cities and Diversity, Databases, Humboldt University, learning spaces, Research and Information, transformations of text

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Description/Abstract: In February we highlight resources that strengthen the study of urban spaces, including classrooms and libraries, as creative mediums for teaching, learning, and research. The databases listed reflect the literature from a variety of perspectives - artistic, educational, psychological, sociological, urban.

Academic Search Premier is a multidisciplinary database providing full text for more than 4,600 journals, including nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals. See also Academic Search Complete, a scholarly, multidisciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887.

ARTbibliographies Modern offers citations and abstracts for publications on modern and contemporary art (20th-21st centuries).

Art Source covers a broad range of related subjects, from fine, decorative, and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design; features full-text articles as well as detailed indexing and abstracts for an array of journals, books, podcasts, and more.

Artstor is a searchable database of digital images and associated catalog data, with new image collections added several times a year. ARTstor covers many time periods and cultures, and documents the fields of architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, design, anthropology, ethnographic and women's studies, as well as many other forms of visual culture.

The Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals database offers a comprehensive listing of journal articles on architecture and design, including bibliographic descriptions on subjects such as the history and practice of architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, historic preservation, and interior design and decoration.

ERIC is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to educational-related periodical literature, ERIC (which stands for Educational Resources Information Center) provides coverage of conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books, and monographs. In addition to this version, made available via the ProQuest platform, ERIC is also accessible via the U.S. government ERIC site and through Ebsco ERIC.

Education Full Text provides comprehensive coverage of an international range of English-language periodicals, monographs, and yearbooks. Indexing coverage begins June 1983; abstracts are included beginning spring 1994; full text of some journals is available beginning in January 1996.

Education Research Complete provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,100 journals, as well as full text for more than 1,200 journals, and includes full text for nearly 500 books and monographs.

Humanities Full Text provides abstracts, bibliographic indexing, and full text from scholarly sources and specialized magazines in the humanities. Indexing begins in 1984, full-text coverage in 1995.

PAIS International (Public Affairs Information Service) contains citations to journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, “gray literature,” research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies, and Internet resources pertaining to public affairs and public policy issues.

ProQuest provides broad multidisciplinary coverage of scholarly journals, newspapers, dissertations, and other types of publications; for international coverage and access to full texts of dissertations only, search Digital Dissertations, a subset of ProQuest.

PsycINFO covers the scholarly literature in the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences.

Sociological Abstracts provides abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences, co