The UVA Library subscribes to hundreds of databases that contain scholarly resources not available on the free web. Access to most of these databases is restricted to current members of the UVA community. If you are accessing materials from off Grounds, you will be prompted to sign in with NetBadge when using these resources. See the tab on the left menu called Tools for Access for more tips on accessing resources from off campus.
The best way to connect to the library's databases is through the research portal or through this guide. This page provides a list of recommended databases, ebooks, streaming media, and online resources for your research assignment. There are many more resources available that might be useful.
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Disability in the Modern World: History of a Social Movement is a database of primary sources, supporting materials, and archives. It also includes over 125 hours of video. The content is essential for teaching and research—not only in the growing disciplines of disability history and disability studies, but also in history, media, the arts, political science, education, and other areas where the contributions of the disability community are typically overlooked. Try searching for deaf or deafness and then narrowing using keywords of interest.
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Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts indexes journal articles on all aspects of the nature and use of language. Updated monthly. Includes journals like American Annals of the Deaf, Deafness and Education International, Sign Language Studies, Sign Language & Linguistics, and more.
Ethnologue: Languages of the World is a comprehensive reference work cataloging all of the world’s known living languages. Since 1951, the Ethnologue has been an active research project involving hundreds of linguists and other researchers around the world. It is widely regarded to be the most comprehensive source of information of its kind. Ethnologue lists 157 languages under the language family sign language.
Academic Search Complete is a large general database of articles from scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers on many topics. Also includes reference books, biographies, speeches, images, and other primary source documents.
America History & Life includes articles about the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present, while Historical Abstracts indexes articles about the history of the world from 1450 to the present, not including the U.S. and Canada.
APA PsycINFO covers journal articles in more than 30 languages and books in English about psychology and related disciplines including medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, and education.
Communication & Mass Media Complete provides coverage of journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study. It provides indexing and abstracts for more than 570 journals, and selected coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of more than 770 titles. Furthermore, this database includes full text for over 450 journals.
Education Research Complete is a large database covering journal articles, conference papers and some books on all aspects of education including multilingual education, health education, testing, curriculum, administration, policy, funding, and related social issues. Includes the Journal of Deaf Studies & Deaf Education, American Annals of the Deaf, Deafness & Education International, and the Journal of The American Deafness & Rehabilitation Association.
Legal Collection is a large collection (over 250) of law journals plus some case studies and documents.
SocINDEX with Full Text offers comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study. These include abortion, criminology and criminal justice, demography, ethnic and racial studies, gender studies, marriage and family, political sociology, religion, rural and urban sociology, social development, social psychology, social structure, social work, socio-cultural anthropology, sociological history, sociological research, sociological theory, substance abuse and other addictions, violence and many others.
Virgo, the UVA Library’s primary search tool, contains catalog records for books, print journals, DVDs, maps, and digitized materials, as well as links to online articles from our rich array of subscription journals. You can search catalog materials and articles together, or view those results separately, using the facets provided to limit your results by author, format, publication period, and more. To find online content in the catalog, use Format limiters like EBook, Online Video, Streaming Video, or Online to limit your catalog search results.
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Below are just a few of many examples of print books and ebooks available that discuss deaf culture and deaf studies. Try using the subject term recommendations above or keywords related to your topic of interest to get started searching in Virgo for relevant materials.