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Indexes to Journals and Books:

SocINDEX with Full Text (Ebsco) Remote access available Full text available
Offers comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas such as criminology, demography, ethnic studies, gender studies, marriage, family, political sociology, religion, social development, social psychology, social work, anthropology, history, violence, and more. Contains full text for 708 journals (some dating back to 1908), 780 books, and 9,333 conference papers along with abstracts for more than 1,130 core coverage journals dating as far back as 1895. Also features over 25,000 author profiles.

LIUCat on the Web: Remote access available
The online public access catalog of Long Island University's six campuses. This can be searched from any computer. No password is needed.


Online Video:

Alexander Street Counseling (Alexander Street Press) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
Online collection of video for the study of counseling by psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, educators, doctors, nurses, social workers, and divinity studies. Counseling and Therapy in Video presents training videos, reenactments, and footage of actual therapy sessions conducted by renowned counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers to provide a firsthand look at the realities of working with clients and the challenges associated with putting theoretical concepts into practice. It features prominent therapists and giants of counseling demonstrating their techniques and theoretical perspectives. It covers: multiculturalism - theoretical modalities - history and evolution of the field - therapeutic methods and diagnoses - future directions and emerging areas such as social media and cyber-bullying. The Video Journal of Counseling and Therapy presents the latest in research and best practice methods from contemporary presentations, lectures, and workshops by renowned researchers and clinicians filmed at conferences and seminars worldwide.


Online Encyclopedias and Books:

2-1-1 Long Island (Community Resource Database) (Middle Country Public Library) Remote access available Full text available
Previously called the Community Resource Database of Long Island and created in partnership between the Middle Country Public Library and the United Way of Long Island, this provides detailed information on nearly 10,000 community health, human service, and education agencies and programs for children, teens, adults, families, and seniors in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Areas covered include: health services - support groups - food assistance - disability services - employment support - child and elderly care - volunteer opportunities - family violence services - camps and youth services - financial and legal counseling - education and training programs - heating and other emergency services - mortgage, rent, and housing assistance - counseling and substance abuse services - and much more. (No password needed. Telephone assistance is also available.)

Complete Directory for People with Chronic Illness (GOLD: Grey House Online Databases) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
Provides an overview of the support services and information resources available for people diagnosed with any of eighty-eight chronic conditions (including: aging - cancer - hepatitis - AIDS/HIV - spina bifida - osteoporosis - mental illness - cerebral palsy - eating disorders - substance abuse - Down syndrome - Tourette syndrome - visual impairments - Alzheimer's disease - hearing impairments - autistic spectrum disorder - attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - and more). Each condition contains a brief description followed by information about: websites - pamphlets - magazines - newsletters - foundations - research centers - audio and video - support groups and hotlines - libraries and resource centers - reference and children's books - and national and state associations and agencies. There are also sections on death and bereavement, as well as wish foundations.

Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco: Learning About Addictive Behavior (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)

DSM-V: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (American Psychiatric Association) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
Used by health professionals, social workers, legal specialists, and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders. The descriptions of criteria are concise and explicit, intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings: inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinical, private practice, and primary care. The fifth edition is the product of more than ten years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health.

Encyclopedia of Aging (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
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Encyclopedia of Disability (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Covers the definitions, fundamental concepts, basic history, diversity, cultural contexts, experiences, health care issues, environmental constraints, helpful accommodations, social movements, laws, policies, theories, and practices in the disability arena for both the general reader and the specialist. Contributors are from the fields of sociology, psychology, anthropology, economics, law, government, philosophy, and ethics. Includes a wealth of primary source documents.

Encyclopedia of Homelessness (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
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Also of Interest:

Child Development (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Part of the Macmillan Psychology Reference Series, this title covers issues related to human development from conception through adolescence. Written for the general reader.

Encyclopedia of Public Health (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)

Encyclopedia of Social Welfare History in North America (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)

Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Covers the theory and history behind the law as well as practical information on dealing with the law and its everyday effect upon citizens. Includes brief descriptions of each issue's historical background, profiles of various U.S. laws & regulations, details of how laws & regulations vary from state to state, bibliographies of print & web resources, and lists of relevant organizations.

OT Search: The Occupational Therapy Bibliographic System (AOTF) Remote access available
Produced by the American Occupational Therapy Foundation, this indexes occupational therapy and related subject areas, such as rehabilitation, education, psychiatry, psychology, health care delivery, and health administration. Also covers the related allied health, biomedical and psychosocial literature. Includes journals, monographs, dissertations, theses, conference proceedings, and audio-visual materials.


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