This alphabetical list provides quick access to selected bibliographic databases related to population studies available through the UCLA Library. Some of the databases provide full-text articles or documents, while others provide only citations and/or abstracts. Clicking on the sfx.gifbutton will direct you to the article or journal holdings. Journal titles and holdings can also be found in the UCLA Library Catalog and/or CDL’s Melvyl. Some demographic journals and newsletters are available full text at the E-Journals in or Related to Demography page.

High Use Databases

EconLit
Description: Access is reserved for current UCLA students and faculty. Produced by the American Economic Association, EconLit indexes and abstracts more than 300 scholarly English language periodicals and books in the field of economics.

LexisNexis Academic
Description: Full-text news, business, legal, medical, and reference information. Also useful for finding full text . . .

MEDLINE (via National Library of Medicine)
Description: The National Library of Medicine’s comprehensive database to journal citations in the biomedical sciences. Coverage: 1966 –

POPLINE (via John Hopkins)
Description: Worldwide coverage of population, family planning, and related health issues, including family planning technology and programs, fertility, and population law and policy. Coverage: 1970 –

Population Index
Description: Annotated bibliography of recently published books, journal articles, working papers, and other materials on population topics. Coverage: 1986-1999.

Sociological Abstracts
Description: The Sociological Abstracts database contains citations for articles from over 2,600 journals, books, conference papers, and dissertations in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Journal articles after 1974 contain abstracts.

Web of Science
Description: Bibliographic database system developed by ISI. It includes three databases: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts & Humanities Citation Index.

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Access Asia
National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR)’s AccessAsia maintains several databases, including a specialist database that tracks the expertise and current research of leading experts on contemporary Asian affairs.

AccessUN
Description: Index to United Nations documents for 1991-2000 including Official Records, masthead documents, draft resolutions, meeting records, UN Sales Publications, and the UN Treaty Series citations. Also included is the full-text of several thousand UN documents. The complete text of journal articles is available on the database for all or some of the journals indexed.

African Health Line
Description: A collection of bibliographic databases from Africa and other parts of the world, covering all aspects of African health issues. For access to the search screen, click on “African Health Anthology.”

African Studies[NISC]
Description: Provides combined access to 17 bibliographic databases from Africa, Europe and the US providing access to multi-disciplinary information on Africa, including African Studies Abstracts (1988- ) and its predecessor – the library catalog of the Africa Institute (1981- ).

Ageline
Description: Indexes and abstracts books, journals, research reports, consumer guides, and book chapters in the field of aging.

AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access)
Description: The AGRICOLA database indexes 2,500 journals, USDA publications, state agricultural experiment station and extension services documents, FAO publications, foreign documents, conference proceedings, books, and audio-visual materials. Its subject matter covers agriculture, animal industries, animal nutrition, botany, chemistry, entomology, plant science, soil science, veterinary medicine, and water management. Approximately 10% of the citations include abstracts. National Agriculture Library 1979 –

Annual Review of Population Law
Description: A database of summaries and excerpts of legislation, constitutions, court decisions, and other official government documents from every country in the world relating to population policies, reproductive rights and health, women’s rights, HIV/AIDS and related topics. Some of the most important topics are listed below under subject matter. The period covered by the database is 1974 through the present (2002-).

Anthropology: Research Resources (UCLA Research Library)
Description: Pathfinder to reference books and databases in Anthropology, created by YRL’s Reference and Instructional Services Department. 

Anthropology Plus
Description: Index to anthropology and archaeology journals in the Museum of Mankind / Royal Anthropological Institute . . .

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
Description: Index to periodicals in architecture, design, urban planning and related subjects from 1977 to the present. . . .

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Bibliography of Asian studies.
Description: Index of western-language monographs, articles, and book chapters on all parts of Asia published since 1971 up to present.

BIOSIS Previews
Description: Contains citations to items in over 6,000 journals, books, conference proceedings, and technical reports, . . .

Britannica Online
Description: Britannica Online includes the complete encyclopedia with more than 14,000 illustrations, including video clips, photographs, drawings, maps, and flags, as well as Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus and the Britannica Book of the Year. It provides access to the full-text articles in 150 magazines. You can also use Encyclopædia Britannica Online to search an Internet directory that includes more than 300,000 links to Web sites selected, rated, and reviewed by Britannica editors.

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CANCERLIT
Description: A database containing more than 1.4 million citations and abstracts from over 4,000 sources: biomedical journals, proceedings, books, reports, and doctoral theses starting 1963. Published by National Cancer Institute.

Child Abuse and Neglect Documents Database
Description: Indexes journal articles, books, book chapters, proceedings, reports and other materials on child abuse . . .

CHID Online (Combined Health Information Database)
Description: An index to health information and health education resources produced by health-related agencies of the Federal Government. This database provides titles, abstracts, and availability information for health information and health education resources.

CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online
Description: Covering theory and research in international affairs, indexes and provides complete text of a wide range of scholarship from 1991 on that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, and proceedings from conferences. The complete text of journal articles is available on the database for all or some of the journals indexed.

CIS Congressional Universe
Description: One of the Lexis-Nexis databases. Congressional committee publications, hearings (full text since 1988), committee prints, reports, text of bills, and public laws since 1970 and Federal Register.

Contemporary Women’s Issues
Description: The Contemporary Women’s Issues database provides full-text access to global information on women. Journals, newsletters, and research reports from non-profit groups, government and international agencies are easily accessed through CWI. Information on women in over 190 countries is compiled in a single collection bringing together such disciplines as sociology, psychology, health, education, business administration and political science. Coverage: 1992-present.

Current Demographic Research Report
Description: CDERR (Current Demographic Research Report) is a weekly e-mail report produced by the Center for Demography and Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that helps researchers keep up to date with the latest developments in the field. This report will contain selected listings of new reports, articles, bibliographies, working papers, table of contents, conferences, data and websites.

Current Index to Statistics Database
Description: A bibliographic index to publications in statistics and related fields.

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Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology (DART/EITC)
Description: The database contains citations to journal articles covering birth defects and other aspects of developmental and reproductive toxicology from 1989 to the present. DART is a continuation of the ETICBACK database, which provides the same coverage for information written from 1950 to 1989.

Development Gateway
Description: The Development Gateway is an interactive site for information on sustainable development and poverty reduction, and a space for communities to share experiences on development efforts.

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EconLit
Description: Access is reserved for current UCLA students and faculty. Produced by the American Economic Association, EconLit indexes and abstracts more than 300 scholarly English language periodicals and books in the field of economics.

Eldis: The Gateway to Development Information
Description: Funded by Danida and Sida, and hosted by the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex. . . .Provides country-specific information on development issues, projects and organizations.

Electronic Journal of Africana Bibliography (EJAB)
Description: A refereed bibliographic serial covering a wide range of research areas, with individual issues dedicated to specific themes or topics.

Elsevier Economics and Finance Journals
Description: Access to Elsevier/North-Holland journals in economics, econometrics, and finance.

EIS: Digests of environmental impact statements
Description: Presents key issues from complex U.S. government-released environmental impact statements, converting massive documents into concise, readable abstracts. Major areas of coverage include transportation; defense programs; energy; hazardous substances; land use; parks, refuges, and forests; research and development; roads and railroads; urban and social programs; and water.

Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management
Description: Contains more than 1.1 million abstracts from more than 4000 sources, including journal articles, conference . . .

Ergonomics abstracts
Description: Provides abstracts and citations for articles from over 350 journals dealing with ergonomics and human factors. Coverage: 1985-

Ethnic NewsWatch
Description: A full text database of 200 publications of the ethnic, minority and native press. Searchable in both English and Spanish, with titles in both languages. Includes more than 100,000 articles in Spanish and over 400,000 in English. Coverage: 1985 –

Encyclopedia Britannica
Description: Features complete Encyclopaedia Britannica, more than 125,000 reviewed Web sites with links, articles from over 70 magazines, a search engine for the Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary, and daily news.

EIU Country Profile

EIU Country Report
Description: Country Reports analyse political and economic trends in nearly 200 countries.

ERIC (Educational Resources Information Centers)
Description: The database contains more than 1,000,000 abstracts of documents and journal articles on education research and practice. Indexes journal articles, government publications and unpublished materials such as conference papers, reports, theses and more. Coverage: 1966 – Indexing, 1993 – Full text

Expanded Academic ASAP
Description: Provides selected full-text articles and images from scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers. . . .

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Find Articles In The Humanities, Sciences And Social Sciences Using Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
Description: A tutorial to assist library users looking for articles in ERIC, Psycinfo, PsycINFO, Sociological Abstracts, . . .

Fed in print : business and banking topics.
Description:  Fed in Print – an index to Federal Reserve economic research. Enter one or more search criteria, then click on Submit Query. Use the WordWheel to browse all fields except Keyword.

Family & Society Studies Worldwide [NISC]
Description: Family & Society Studies Worldwide is a comprehensive, systematic, and non-evaluative resource of research that provides abstracts & indexes for publications in the field, …

Francis
Description: An index to a wide range of multilingual, multidisciplinary information in the humanities (67%), social sciences (30%), and economics (3%). FRANCIS is strong in religion, the history of art, psychology, and literature, with particular emphasis on current trends in European and world literature. FRANCIS represents a wide range of materials, including serials, journal articles, books, book chapters, conference papers, French dissertations, exhibition catalogs, legislation, teaching materials, and reports. Updated monthly, FRANCIS covers 1984 to the present.

FRASER (Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research)
Description: Links to scanned images (in Adobe® Acrobat® PDF format) of historical economic statistical publications, releases, and documents.

FRED II (Federal Reserve Economic Data)
Description: A database of over 3000 U.S. economic time series. Offers a wealth of economic data and information to promote economic education and enhance economic research. Access to regional and national financial and economic data.

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GenderWatch
Description: A full text database of 140 international publications devoted to women’s and gender issues, including scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers, plus reports, pamphlets, papers and conference proceedings. Coverage: 1974 –

Globalization and Labor Standards (GALS) Bibliographic Database
Description: Contains abstracts of English-language law journal articles on international labor standards in the global economy.

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Handbook of Latin American studies (HLAS Online)
Description: A selective annotated bibliography of scholarly works works on Latin America, edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress.. . .

HAPI, Hispanic American periodicals index.
Description: Authoritative, worldwide information about Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean basin, the the United States-Mexico border region, and Hispanics in the United States appearing in more than 400 key social science and humanities journals. Covers articles, book reviews, documents, original literary works, and other materials. key social science and humanities journals published throughout the world.

HSRPROJ (Health Services Research PROJects in progress)
Description: A database with descriptions of research in progress funded by federal and private grants and contracts, . . .

Human Population & Natural Resource Management
Description: The database deals with issues arising from the conflict between the ever-increasing population of the Earth and the Earth’s limited environmental and natural resources. Human Population & Natural Resource Management explores human population and demography topics, as well as societal issues involving natural resource management. Coverage includes relevant papers, reports, books and reviews from standard peer-reviewed scientific journals. To ensure comprehensive coverage, material from conference proceedings and hard-to-find gray literature has also been summarized. (For more information about the database – link to http://www.csa.com/csa/factsheets/human_population.shtml)

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Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
Description: Contains peer-reviewed data in support of human health risk assessment, compiled by the by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) Database
Description: Contains bibliographic records, including abstracts published in international scientific journals on the topic of dietary supplements, including vitamins, minerals, herbal and botanical supplements. The database is searchable using keywords to obtain the citations of research journal articles.

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
Description: The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) maintains the world’s largest archive of computerized, numeric social science data. Topics cover population, economics, health care, political and social behaviors, public opinion, etc.

International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences
Description: Online version of the largest reference work published in the social and behavioral sciences. Coverage: 2001 edition

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LexisNexis Academic
Description: Full-text news, business, legal, medical, and reference information. Also useful for finding full text . . .

LexisNexis Statistical Universe
Description: Provides comprehensive access to statistical sources from over 200 federal agencies, 50 state governments, 100 international intergovernmental organizations, and 500 private and academic sources. Statistical Universe draws from American Statistics Index (federal statistics), Statistical Reference Index (state and private statistics), and Index to International Statistics (international intergovernmental statistics). The service allows users to search summaries of statistical publications, then link to the full-text of selected publications on Statistical Universe and government Web sites. (NOTE: unavailable every Saturday night/Sunday morning, 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., Pacific time.)

Library Spot-Encyclopedias
Description: Provides access to popular encyclopedias: Britannica.com, Columbia Encyclopedia, Encarta Online( Abridged version), Encyclopedia.com, How Stuff Works, Information Please, Symbols.com and xrefer.

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MEDLINE (via National Library of Medicine)
Description: The National Library of Medicine’s comprehensive database to journal citations in the biomedical sciences. Coverage: 1966 –

Mental Measurements Yearbook
Description: Published by the Buros Institute of Mental Measurement. Contains descriptive information and critical reviews of more than 2,000 commercially-available standardized English-language educational, personality, aptitude, neuro-psychological, achievement and intelligence tests.

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National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN)
Description: Holdings comprise microdata on child maltreatment available to the research community for secondary analyses. . .

National Criminal Justice Reference Service abstracts database
Description: The National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database contains summaries of more than 170,000 criminal justice publications. To search the NCJRS collection of 7,000+ full-text publications, go to the NCJRS Virtual Library. Coverage: 1970-

National Technical Information Service (NTIS) Database
Description: The preeminent resource for accessing the latest U.S. government-sponsored research and worldwide scientific, technical, engineering, and business-related information. NTIS is the central source for the sale of unclassified and publicly available information from research reports, journal articles, data files, computer programs and audio visual products from Federal sources.

NIAAA Alcohol and Alcohol Problems Science Database (ETOH)
Description: Covers all aspects of alcohol abuse and alcoholism. Includes abstracts and bibliographic references . . .

NBER Working Papers (National Bureau of Economic Research)
Description: The NBER’s research is conducted by more than 500 university professors around the country, the leading scholars in their fields. Complete text of papers since Nov. 1994. Basic bibliographic information for all NBER Working Papers published since 1973 (http://www.nber.org/new_archive/), and abstracts for all papers issued since September 1993. Available from UCLA IP addresses only. The complete text of journal articles is available on the database for all or some of the journals indexed.

NLM Gateway (via National Library of Medicine)
Description: A Web-based system that lets users search simultaneously in multiple retrieval systems at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). It allows users of NLM services to initiate searches from one Web interface, providing one-stop searching for many of NLM’s information resources or databases. Currently, the NLM Gateway provides access to the following databases: MEDLINE, OLDMEDLINE, LOCATORplus, AIDS Meetings, AIDS Meetings (with MeSH), Health Services Research Mtgs, and HSRProj.

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PAIS International
Description: Provides international coverage (with abstracts since 1985) to articles, books, conference proceedings, . . .

PCI : Periodicals contents index
Description: Index to article literature in thousands of U.S. and foreign periodicals in the social sciences and humanities. Coverage: 1770-1995

POPLINE (via John Hopkins)
Description: Worldwide coverage of population, family planning, and related health issues, including family planning technology and programs, fertility, and population law and policy. Coverage: 1970 –

Population Reference Bureau’s Population Handbook
Description: A Quick Guide to Population Dynamics for Journalists, Policymakers, Teachers, Students, and Other People Interested in Demographics.

Population Index
Description: Annotated bibliography of recently published books, journal articles, working papers, and other materials on population topics. Coverage: 1986 to the present.

Population Index
Description: Annotated bibliography of recently published books, journal articles, working papers, and other materials on population topics. Coverage: 1935-1985.

ProQuest Digital Dissertations [Includes Dissertation Abstracts International]
Description: Index to doctoral dissertations from 1861 to the present, with abstracts since 1980. A number of master’s theses also included. . .

PsycARTICLES
Description: Provides full text access, citations and abstracts to articles from journals published by APA, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association and Hogrefe & Huber. Coverage for most journals begins with 1988, others have only more recent years. Covers general psychology, and specialized basic, applied, clinical, and theoretical research in psychology in areas including animal behavior, cognition, memory, neuroscience, perception, physiological psychology, psycholinguistics, psychometrics, social and personality psychology.

PsycINFO
Description: Citations and abstracts for articles in 1300 professional journals, conference proceedings, books, reports . . .

PubMed (NLM)
Description: The PubMed search system provides access to the PubMed database of bibliographic information, . . .

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SARAI (South Asia Resource Access on the Internet)
Description: Created and maintained by David Magier at Columbia University, this comprehensive site includes electronic texts of journals, bibliographic information on South Asia.

Science direct
Description: A database containing the full text of more than 1700 journals in the life, physical, medical, technical, and social sciences available throughout the Internet. Contains abstracts and articles from the core journals in major scientific disciplines. Journals are arranged under subject areas for topical navigation. Keyword searching is also available.

Social Services Abstracts
Description: Social Services Abstracts provides citations (with abstracts) of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. Coverage: 1980-present. Available via the Cambridge Scientific Abstracts Internet Database Services.

Sociological Abstracts
Description: The Sociological Abstracts database contains citations for articles from over 2,600 journals, books, conference papers, and dissertations in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Journal articles after 1974 contain abstracts. Also includes Social Planning/Policy and Development Abstracts (SOPODA) as a sub-file, providing additional literature on policy issues topics ranging from violence to aging to disaster preparedness. Coverage: 1963-present. Available via Cambridge Scientific Abstracts Internet Database Services.

Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) via Web of Knowledge
Description: Social Sciences Citation Index is a multidisciplinary bibliographic database, with searchable author abstracts, covering the journal literature of the social sciences. It indexes 1,700 journals of the world’s leading scientific and technical journals.

South African Studies (NISC)
Description: Provides combined access to several databases, including major library catalogs, and the Index to South African Periodicals, the South African National Bibliography, and others. Covers history, literature, business, current affairs, natural history and other subjects. Indexes articles, books, dissertations, manuscripts, newspapers, and more.

State and County Quickfacts
Description: Quick, easy access to facts about people, business, and geography by the Census Bureau.

STAT-USA.
Description: Provides economic, business, and international trade information produced by the U.S. Government. Comprises two large files: State of the Nation and GLOBUS & NTDB. State of the Nation accesses the most recent statistical releases of the federal government: economic data and indicators, employment, price and productivity data, industry statistics, interest and bond rates and information on monetary policy, and more, with many files updated daily. GLOBUS provides global business and trade opportunity leads. National Trade Data Bank files provide international trade statistics and market and country research. Time series and other historical information are available in the State of the Nation Library database on this site. Documents related to the North American Free Trade Agreement can be found in the International Trade Library database.

Statistical Universe – See Lexis-Nexis Statistical Universe.

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UNESBIB
Description: Bibliography of over 100,000 UNESCO documents, publications and Library holdings.

United Nations Population Information Network
Description: A guide to population information on UN systems websites.

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Web of Science
Description: Bibliographic database system developed by ISI. It includes three databases: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts & Humanities Citation Index.

Women’s Studies International [NISC]
Description: Provides access to over 219,000 records in Women’s Studies databases, 1972 to the present.

World Development Indicators
Description: Economic development data from 551 statistical series for 224 countries and ethnic groups of the world, compiled by the World Bank. Specific series and countries/groups can be selected for specific year ranges, and data can be exported.

WHO Statistical Information Systems
Description: Describes and provides access to statistical and epidemiological data.

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
Description: Provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration/policy. Coverage: 1975-Current