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The U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government.

  • No restrictions; available to everyone.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: U.S. Department of Justice

This resource provides comprehensive full-text detailed “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects, as well as valuable information for facility maintainers. The content includes over 130 reference books and videos of over 100 repair projects.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Publisher: EBSCO

Containing full text for hundreds of the most respected scholarly law journals, Legal Collection is a valuable database of information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Publisher: EBSCO

This resource offers everyday users the necessary tools and detailed how-to instructions covering a wide-range of legal issues. A majority of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation’s oldest provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. The Legal Forms by U.S. State feature makes it simple to find state-specific legal forms by top subject areas including adoption, bankruptcy, name changes and more.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Publisher: EBSCO

Military and Government Collection provides full text from over 340 military and general interest publications. Designed to bring current news to all branches of the military, this database also offers indexing and abstracts for over 380 magazines. Some titles included are FBI Law Enforcement BulletinMilitary Review, Parameters, Army Times, and Defense.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: EBSCO

SocINDEX is a comprehensive sociology research database. Topics include criminal justice, demography, ethnic and racial studies, gender studies, marriage and family, religion, social development, social psychology, social work, substance abuse and addiction, violence, and many others.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: EBSCO

SPORTDiscus with Full Text is the world’s most comprehensive source of full text for sports and sports medicine journals,

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: EBSCO

This resource contains over 5,400 full- text periodicals, including 4,500+ peer-reviewed journals covering all subject areas. This database also indexes and abstracts more than 9,300 journals, monographs, reports, and conference proceedings.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Publisher: EBSCO

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Academic Video Online is a streaming video collection containing thousands of video titles in a wide range of disciplines, including biology, business, education, healthcare, the humanities, the physical sciences, and the social sciences. The Academic Video Online collection can be browsed or searched by discipline.

AVO was previously named VAST: Academic Video Online.

Formerly known as VAST: Academic Video Online.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: Alexander Street Press

American FactFinder from the U.S. Census Bureau makes it easy to find and download statistics about population, education, housing, industry, and business. American FactFinder includes data from the American Community Survey and the Decennial Census. To see examples of American FactFinder data, try these links for Weatherford or Oklahoma.

  • No restrictions; available to everyone.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Vendor: U.S. Census Bureau
  • Publisher: U.S. Census Bureau

ERIC is an index to thousands of education-related journal articles, books, theses, curriculi, conference papers, standards, and guidelines. EBSCO's ERIC database includes the full text of more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information.

All citations with an ERIC number which begin with the letters ED (i.e. ERIC document) are available on microfiche in the Weatherford library.

ERIC without EBSCO's supplemental material is available to everyone via the U.S. Dept. of Education's Institute of Education Sciences.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Publisher: U.S. Department of Education

Use Health Source: Consumer Edition to search for information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: EBSCO

Hospitality and Tourism Complete covers scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism. It includes the full text for hundreds of publications, including periodicals, company and country reports, and books.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: EBSCO

Sociological Collection provides full-text articles from hundreds of scholarly journals which examine a broad range of subjects relevant to sociology and its related disciplines. Topics covered include social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, social and cultural structure, and more. 

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Publisher: EBSCO

As one of the largest statistics portals worldwide, Statista professionally gathers and compiles data from numerous institutes and sources. Users have access to statistics on more than 80,000 topics from over 18,000 individual sources covering a wide variety of disciplines, including business, education, health, political science, technology, and more. Business statistics are available for over 170 different industry sectors.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Vendor: statista.com
  • Publisher: statista.com

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