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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.
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  • Vendor: U.S. Census Bureau
  • Publisher: U.S. Census Bureau

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.

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  • Publisher: U.S. Department of Justice

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision making.

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  • Vendor: U.S. Department of Labor
  • Publisher: U.S. Department of Labor

Issues and Controversies provides up-to-date, in-depth and objective information on prominent and hotly debated issues. It combines objective analysis with clear explanations of opposing points of view. Chronologies, illustrations, maps, tables, sidebars, bibliographies and contact information augment the balanced, accurate coverage of current and historical events.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
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  • Publisher: Infobase Learning

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

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  • 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.

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  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Publisher: EBSCO

This collection provides more than 1.8 million pages of original historical documents pertaining to Native American history and life from the 18th through the 20th century. The collection includes treaties, agreements, and correspondence indexed by date, place, and tribe.

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  • Publisher: EBSCO

Search or browse the full text of the New York Times from 1851–2014.

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  • Publisher: ProQuest

Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis) provides searchable access to a wide spectrum of full-text information from over 5,600 sources, including newspapers, broadcast transcripts, and court proceedings.

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  • Publisher: LexisNexis

A multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States. It aims to be a complete and authoritative source for all audio recorded in the Court since the installation of a recording system in October, 1955. Oyez also provides authoritative information on all justices and offers a virtual reality tour of portions of the Supreme Court building, including the chambers of some justices.

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  • Publisher: Chicago-Kent College of Law at IllinoisTech

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.
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  • 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.
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  • Vendor: statista.com
  • Publisher: statista.com

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.

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  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Publisher: EBSCO

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This resource covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. It contains indexing for over 1,700 journals from as far back as 1910 and full-text coverage of more than 200 journals and nearly 100 books. The database also includes citations and links to book and media reviews.

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  • Vendor: EBSCO

This collection from the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) documents the life of America's people from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction and provide access to the most comprehensive digital collection of American periodicals published between 1691 and 1877.

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  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Publisher: American Antiquarian Society

Access over 5000 full text, audio, and video versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events.

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  • Publisher: American Rhetoric

Encyclopaedia Judaica provides an exhaustive and organized overview of Jewish life and knowledge. Entries chronicle Jewish history, archaeology, literature, culture, theology, and practice from the distant past to the present. The Encyclopaedia includes extensive entries on Holocaust studies, the Bible, women's studies, Jewish mysticism, and social history.

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  • Publisher: Gale

The Encyclopedia contains articles written by leading scholars of Oklahoma's past and culture. Articles can be searched or browsed by subject and historical period. The Encyclopedia is published by the Oklahoma Historical Society.

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  • Publisher: Oklahoma Historical Society

Historical Abstracts covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including world history, military history, women's history, history of education, and much more. Historical Abstracts indexes historical articles from thousands of journals and provides the full text of over 300 journals.

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  • Publisher: EBSCO

Access to more than two million images from some of the best collections in the world, including DK Images, Getty Images, the National Geographic Society, Oxford Scientific, and other leading sources. Image Quest is organized by subject matter and full searchable. All images are licensed for non-commercial educational use.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
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  • Publisher: Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc.

JSTOR is a full-text scholarly journal archive. JSTOR specializes in making available the back issues of journals in a wide variety of humanities and social science disciplines. Issues are available both as images and as text. Searching is possible within each title and across the whole database.

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  • Publisher: JSTOR

Oxford Reference contains titles from the Oxford Companion series, as well as the following:

  • 130+ subject dictionaries and the Oxford World Encyclopedia
  • English dictionaries, and bilingual dictionaries of French, German, Spanish, and Italian
  • Timelines linking over 2,000 key events in 20th-century history
  • 12,000 images and 500+ color maps
  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
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  • Publisher: Oxford

Points of View Reference Center is a full-text database that provides essays presenting multiple sides of a current issue. Each topic has an overview, point/counterpoint argument, and a Critical Thinking Guide. Example topics include: affirmative action, cloning, DNA profiling, HIV/AIDS status disclosure, immigration, Israel and the Palestinians, nuclear proliferation, separation of church and state, standardized testing, stem cell research, tax cuts, and many others

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

Search and browse these Salem History titles and series:

  • The 50 States
  • The Decades series
  • Defining Documents in American History
  • Encyclopedia of American Immigration
  • Great Events from History
  • Great Lives from History
  • The Innovators series
  • and more …
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  • Publisher: Salem Press

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