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PsycARTICLES, from the American Psychological Association (APA), is a definitive source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology.
The PsycINFO database, American Psychological Association’s (APA) renowned resource, is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health.
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
The Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection is a comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods.
Social Work Abstracts This link opens in a new window
Produced by the National Association of Social Workers, this database provides articles dealing with all aspects of the social work field, including theory and practice, areas of service and social issues and problems.
SocINDEX with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive and highest quality sociology research database.
Social Sciences Full Text This link opens in a new window
Includes Full-text articles from 360 journals dating as far back as 1972 and indexing for more than 750 periodicals, over 510 of which are peer-reviewed. Topics include Addiction Studies, Anthropology, Communications, Economics, Ethics, Family Studies, Gender Studies, International Relations, Law, Mass Media, Minority Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Public Welfare, Social Work and Urban Studies.
ScienceDirect This link opens in a new window
Online access to many of the journals published by Elsevier science publishing. Subject coverage includes the natural and social sciences.
Criminal Justice Periodicals
Covers 250 titles, with more than 100 available in full-text. For topics on criminal justice, law enforcement, corrections administration, drug enforcement, rehabilitation, family law, and industrial security.
Academic Search Complete
Academic Search Complete, a multi-disciplinary database, provides full text for more than 4,500 journals, including full text for more than 3,700 journal titles.
Database Search Help
WCC Library subscribes to a wide range of databases. You must be a current student, staff, or faculty member to use these databases. (See the Work Off-Campus tab above.) View a complete listing of the library's databases or click on the links below to search databases that are recommended for your Term Project.
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