Articles & Databases : Recreation, Health & Tourism
Business Source Complete
Comprehensive coverage of scholarly journals for business topics such as marketing, management, human resources, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Includes author profiles, financial data, books, major reference works, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, company profiles, SWOT analyses, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, datamonitor, and country reports.
CINAHL Plus with Full Text
Provides full-text to journals in the fields of nursing and allied health, with indexing back to 1937. Includes access to health care books, nursing dissertations, conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, Evidence-Based Care Sheets, legal cases, drug records, research instruments and clinical trials. Subject coverage includes nursing, biomedicine, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.
Hospitality and Tourism Complete
Coverage includes scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism, with full-text for 490 publications, including journals, company & country reports, and books. Subject areas covered include the food & beverage management, hospitality law, hotel management, leisure & business travel, and market trends. Geographic coverage includes materials from areas such as the U.S., Canada, Australia, Europe and Asia.
Covers recreation; exercise physiology; sports medicine; coaching; physical fitness; the psychology, history and sociology of sport; training; and conditioning. Consists primarily of periodical articles and monographs from 1800 onward; also contains dissertations and theses.
Features full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals such as the Economist, country-and industry-focused reports, and downloadable data.
Online medical resource that provides a spectrum of knowledge in medicine. Resource offers access to thousands of photos and illustrations, interactive self-assessment, case files, diagnostic tools, a comprehensive search platform, and the ability to download content to a mobile device. Note: Self-assessment and Case Files require users to set up a personal MyAccess login/password.
[McGraw - Hill]
Full-text and image database focusing on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to healthcare and wellness.
3D computer-generated models of human anatomy. Users may manipulate the images by rotating, zooming, and peeling away layers, while viewing accompanying text.
Economist Intelligence Unit Country Information
Extensive country information from various Economist Intelligence Unit publications, covering most countries and including politics, economics, business, markets and data. (Country Report, Country Profile, Country Monitor, and Business Newsletters.)
Emerging Sources Citation Index
Covers relatively new high-quality, peer-reviewed publications of regional importance in emerging research fields, from 2005 to present. The journals are being evaluated over a period of time for inclusion in the highly selective Web of Science indexes on the arts and humanities, science, and social sciences.
Provides information on international health, biomedical life sciences, non-communicable diseases, public health nutrition, food safety and hygiene, and more. Contains more than 1.4 million records dating back to 1973.
Health and Psychosocial Instruments
Provides access to information on measurement instruments (i.e. questionnaires, checklists, rating scales, tests) in the health fields (including nursing), psychosocial sciences, organizational behavior, and library and information science.
Note: Updated quarterly
Uses Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) to help decision makers identify the best available evidence by providing guides to the systematic consideration of the validity, importance, and applicability of claims about the assessment of health problems and the outcomes of health care.
Medline with Full Text
The U.S. National Library of Medicine's premier bibliographic database of literature on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health-care system, and pre-clinical sciences.
Pharmaceutical News Index
Facilitates access to information on medical technology, research, and legislative developments. Contains bibliographic information and indexing for 22 key U.S. and international pharmaceutical, healthcare, biotechnology, medical device, and cosmetic industry newsletters.
Covers the professional and academic literature in psychology and related disciplines including medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, and other areas. Includes more than 3.7 million records.
[American Psychological Association (APA)]
An online research tool that provides access to current and historical census data and demographic information. The web interface lets users create maps and reports to illustrate, analyze, and understand demography and social change.
[Social Explorer Inc.]
Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
Composed of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences, SSRN's open access eLibrary consists of an Abstract Database containing abstracts on scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers, and an Electronic Paper Collection of downloadable full-text documents. Also available are the research papers of a number of fee-based partner publications.
Social Sciences Citation Index
A multidisciplinary database indexing more than 3,000 journals across 55 social science disciplines, as well as selected items from 3,500 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals. Coverage from 1900 to the present. Part of Web of Science.
Offers an extensive range of influential writings representing the most important trends of sociological thought from the eighteenth century to the present day. Included are seminal works by such theorists as Harriet Martineau, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Max Weber, Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, Jürgen Habermas, Talcott Parsons, Michel Foucault and Jean Baudrillard.
[Alexander Street Press]
Provides access to a wide range of social science and behavioral health characteristics from hundreds of data sets covering a variety of target populations, e.g., children, adolescents, elderly.
Sports Market Analytics
Coverage: varies from 1993 - present
Features market research and industry news covering many facets of the sports industry, such as sporting goods, equipment sales, participation, facilities, broadcasting, sponsorship, and marketing.)
Survey Research Center
Provides interdisciplinary social and behavioral science research involving the collection and analysis of data, especially data from scientific sample surveys. Research themes include: Aging & Retirement; Economic Behavior; Obesity; Poverty & Inequality; Substance Abuse. Affiliated with the University of Michigan.
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