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  • Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging
    Concise, accurate summaries of classic topics as well as the most recent thinking and research in new areas covering a broad range of issues, from biological and physiological changes in the body to changes in cognition, personality, and social roles to applied areas such as psychotherapy, long-term care, and end-of-life issues.
  • Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development
    Provides a comprehensive grounding in broadly based topics that cover the wide expanse of child behavior and development issues covering the major conceptual areas of child development: learning, behavior, and emotions.
  • Routledge Handbook of Hospitality Studies
    The most up-to-date and definitive resource on the subject; interdisciplinary in coverage, international in scope and designed to be a benchmark for any future assessment of the field and its development. The 'state-of-the-art' orientation of the book is achieved through a critical view of current debates and controversies in the field as well as future research issues and trends
  • Sage Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods
    Terminology | History | Applications | Implications of using a certain method
  • Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Family Studies
    Comprehensive, interdisciplinary collection of the key concepts, trends, and processes relating to the study of families and family patterns throughout the world.

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  • Administration for Children & Families. Children's Bureau (U. S. Dept. of Health & Human Services) Open Access
    Reports | Statistics | Adoption | Foster Care | Child Abuse | Neglect
  • AdViews: A Digital Archive of Vintage Television Commercials Open Access
    A free digital archive of television commercials from the 1950`s to the 1980`s. The materials on this web site are made available for use in research, teaching and private study. Although the material on this web site is publicly accessible for the limited purposes described above, some material is not in the public domain. Copyright in specific materials may be owned by Duke University, by another institution, or by an individual. Each collection may have specific copyright information and usage rules.
  • AgingStats.gov Open Access
    U. S. Government Information | Key indicators of well-being for Older Americans
  • ChildStats.gov Open Access
    U. S. Government Information | Key national indicators of child well-being
  • Congress.gov Open Access
    Official website for U.S. federal legislative information | Track Legislation | Congressional Information | Replaces Thomas.gov
  • DiversityDataKids.org Open Access
    National, integrated information source | Statistics | Who our children are | What our children need | How to improve opportunities for all children
  • Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment
    Acknowledges the overlap of criminology and criminal justice with a number of disciplines such as sociology, psychology, epidemiology, history, economics, and public health, and law with entries organized around 12 core substantive areas of crime and punishment: international aspects, multi/interdisciplinary aspects, crime types, corrections, policing, law and justice, research methods, criminological theory, correlates of crime, organizations and institutions (U.S.), victimology, and special populations.
  • Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics
    This work explores how the rise of social media is altering politics both in the United States and in key moments, movement, and places around the world. Its scope encompasses the disruptive technologies and activities that are changing basic patterns in American politics.
  • FedStats Open Access
    U. S. Government Information | Access All Statistical Information | 100 Agencies | Topics A-Z
  • Fuel Economy Guide Open Access
    U. S. Dept. of Energy information on fuel economy and using fuel efficient cars with side by side fuel economy data for new and used passenger vehicles dating back to 1984.
  • Illinois General Assembly Open Access
    Current Information | Bill Status | Full Text of Current and Pending Legislation | Voting Records | Public Acts | Illinois Compiled Statutes | Illinois Constitution | Members & Committees | Transcripts for Senate & House | Legislative Reports and More
  • Illinois.gov Open Access
    Official State of Illinois Web Portal | Find State Agency Information by Topic and Agency | Programs | Services | Contact Information
  • National Center for Health Statistics Open Access
    U. S. Government Information | Statistics | Births | Deaths | Health | Disease | Exercise & Lifestyle | Intimate Partner Violence | Child Abuse
  • Pew Social Trends Open Access
    Statistics | Facts | Trends
  • Profile of Older Americans Open Access
    U. S. Government Information | Key Statistics on Older Americans
  • Sage Knowledge E-Reference Collection
    Selected SAGE eBook and eReference content, including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, and more.
  • U. S. Census Bureau Open Access
    U. S. Government Information | Statistics | Population Clock | Health | Housing | Economic Indicators | Economic Census | Employment | Foreign & Domestic Trade
  • U. S. Census Bureau Data Vizualization Gallery Open Access
    Census Bureau visualizations that chart changes in demographics, housing, employment.
  • USA.gov Open Access
    U.S. Government`s Official Web Portal | Find Government Information by Topic and Agency | Programs | Services | Contact Information
  • WIC Studies Open Access
    U. S. Government Information | Statistics | Women, Infants & Children Nutrition Programs