Social Sciences, Education & Law
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Adult Learning Center (Brainfuse) - Dedicated to the unique needs of an adult population, Brainfuse's Adult Learning Center consists of a suite of services that, among other things, provides live job coaching, test preparation (such as the GED and the U.S. Citizenship Test), and academic skills building sessions from live online tutors.
The College Blue Book , 38th ed., 6v, 2011.
Curriculum Resource Center (Facts on File) - For middle school, high school, and junior college teachers and students. Homework support handouts for history, civics, geography, sports, science, and more.
Education Research Complete (EBSCOhost) - The definitive online resource for education research. Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing. 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.
ERIC (EBSCOhost) - The Education Resource Information Center contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.
Government Documents Catalog (MARCIVE) - Catalog of U.S. Government Documents, covers period July 1976 - present. (at SDPL Locations only)
Legal Information Reference Center (EBSCOhost) - contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. The full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation's oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.
LGBT Life with Full Text (EBSCOhost) - Contains all of the content available in LGBT Life as well as full text for more than 120 of the most important and historically significant LGBT journals, magazines and regional newspapers, as well as more than 150 full-text monographs and books. The database includes comprehensive indexing and abstract coverage as well as a specialized LGBT Thesaurus containing over 6,400 terms.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale) - A complete one-stop source for information on social issues.
Points of View Reference Center (EBSCOhost) - A full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides more than 280 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide.
Statistical Abstract of the United States (ProQuest) - Formerly published by the U.S. Census Bureau, the Statistical Abstract of the United States is a comprehensive collection of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. It has been called a snapshot of America and its people.
Teacher Reference Center (EBSCOhost) - Indexes over 260 titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books. Providing coverage on key education topics such as Assessment, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Instructional Media, Language Arts, and more.