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Consumer and Design Sciences: Finding Information

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Finding Articles, Books, and Journals

            

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Human Sciences Librarian

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Lori Spradley
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Suggested Databases

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Academic Search Premier -Academic Search Premier is a large multi-disciplinary database containing full text for thousands of publications, many of which are peer-reviewed.

Avery Architectural Periodicals -A comprehensive listing of journal articles on architectural design, the history and practice of architecture, historic preservation, interior design, and city planning.

Engineering Village -Indexes engineering and technology journals, reports, monographs, and conference proceedings from 1969 to the present Number of simultaneous users: 3

Jstor -JSTOR provides access to several collections of backfiles of scholarly publications covering the social sciences, humanities, and sciences. JSTOR includes the full runs of each journal, generally up to 1-7 years from the present. *Note: Auburn University subscribes to the Arts & Sciences I & II Collections and the Life Sciences Collection.

Material ConneXion -Industrial and commercial material information searchable by desired physical properties and supplier information Number of simultaneous users: Unlimited

Project Muse -Offers journal titles from 40 scholarly publishers and covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others. *Note: Auburn subscribes to the Standard package.

New York Times (Historical) Provides access to the full-text of newspaper articles from the New York Times covering 1857 to the last few years.

Nexis Uni (Business Search) -Nexis Uni is a full-text database containing primarily legal, business, and newspaper sources. The Business section offers current business and industry news, company profiles, SEC filings, and a special section on Accounting journals and literature.

Web of Science -Citation indexes back to the early 20th century for scholarly research

Additional Consumer and Design Sciences databases

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Art & Architecture Complete -Provides full-text coverage of more than 240 periodicals and more than 150 books. Art & Architecture Complete also provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 630 academic journals, magazines and trade publications as well as for over 150 books. The database also provides selective coverage for more than 50 additional publications.

ArtStor -ArtStor is a growing digital library that includes more than 300 collections over 2.5 million images that cover a wide range of subject areas.

Avery Index -A comprehensive listing of journal articles on architectural design, the history and practice of architecture, historic preservation, interior design and city planning. The Index currently produces 15,000 citations per year from approximately 800 journals published in more than 40 countries. Seventy-five percent of the journals are not covered elsewhere.

BuildingGreen.com -This database is intended to help building-industry professionals and students design and build construction projects that minimize ecological impact and maximize economic performance. 

Oxford Art Online -A comprehensive and authoritative guide to the visual arts with extensive surveys and in-depth articles on the history of art; provides links to museums, galleries, art collections around the world, timelines of world art, and images.  3 Simultaneous Users

Ergonomics Abstracts -Ergonomics Abstracts is an abstracting service spanning the world of ergonomics and human factors. 

IBISWorld -IBISWorld provides access to market research reports on over 700 U.S. industries. The reports cover key industry statistics, market segmentation, current industry conditions and future outlook. Also provides access to the China industry reports.

GreenFile -Multidisciplinary database of information covering all aspects of human impact on the environment. Topics covered include global warming, climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more

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ABI/INFORM Collection -Major source for academic journals, trade publications, market and industry research reports, company annual reports, dissertations, and working papers. Also contains country profiles and economic forecasts for most major economies.

APA PsycINFO -Contains summaries of the world's journal literature in psychology and related disciplines, as well as dissertations and technical reports. Covers over 1300 journals in over 30 languages from approximately 50 countries.

Business Source Premier -Provides full text articles for business journals--and other periodicals--covering management, economics, finance, accounting and international business. Also includes indexing and abstracts for other journals/periodicals.

EconLit -Produced by the American Economics Association, EconLit indexes and abstracts more than 450 international economic journals. EconLit source material includes journal articles, essays, research papers, books, dissertations, book reviews, and working papers. added annually.

Roper iPoll -The iPOLL Databank is the most comprehensive, up-to-date resource for US public opinion poll data. iPOLL is also the best finding aid to locate US national opinion poll questions rich in a particular subject, with direct links into the catalog of datasets and survey questionnaires

SimplyAnalytics -Is a web-based mapping application that allows users to create thematic maps and reports using demographic, business, and marketing data for the United States. Auburn University subscribes to the Standard package and the EASI/Mediamark Research Data Package.

 Philanthropic & Nonprofit Studies

Academic Search Premier -Academic Search Premier is a large multi-disciplinary database containing full text for thousands of publications, many of which are peer-reviewed. Be sure to combine the term "foundation" or "nonprofit" with other search terms, because this is a general academic database.

Business Source Premier-Provides full-text articles for business journals--and other periodicals--covering management, economics, finance, accounting, and international business. Also includes indexing and abstracts for other journals/periodicals.

Jstor -JSTOR provides access to several collections of backfiles of scholarly publications covering the social sciences, humanities, and sciences. JSTOR includes the full runs of each journal, generally up to 1-7 years from the present. *Note: Auburn University subscribes to the Arts & Sciences I & II Collections and the Life Sciences Collection.

Military & Government Collection- Periodicals, academic journals, government documents, and primary sources covering topics of interest to all branches of the military

Nexis Uni - Comprehensive database of legal materials, including cases, statutes, and regulations of the U.S. government and the various state governments; case law from 1789 to present; current and historical statutes and regulations from 1980 forward.

PAIS Index- Covers issues in the public debate through selective coverage of a variety of international sources including journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, and web content from 1972 to present

PhilPapers-Index and bibliography of books, journal articles, and papers in philosophy, with a significant number of open access articles

 Social Science Research Network-Presents the Social Science Research Network (SSRN), provided by Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. (SSEP). Offers access to downloadable papers, abstracts, and a site search engine. Provides information on seminars and other social science-related events.

SimplyAnalytics -Is a web-based mapping application that allows users to create thematic maps and reports using demographic, business, and marketing data for the United States. Auburn University subscribes to the Standard package and the EASI/Mediamark Research Data Package.

Statista - Find statistics, consumer survey results, and industry studies 

Web of Science- Provides access to multiple databases that provide reference and citation data from academic journals, conference proceedings, and other documents in various academic disciplines