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See also guides on Bioethics and Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Studies.

Encyclopedias and Handbooks

Encyclopedias and handbooks can provide useful descriptions, overviews, and lists of references.

The Moral Imagination: Confronting the Ethical Issues of Our Day (Green Library Information Center BJ1031.T57 1995) Though not an encyclopedia, this book tries "to collect the best arguments on all sides of the debates over abortion , suicide, euthanasia, capital punishment, and racial justice."

AIDS: Crisis in America, 2nd ed. (Green Library Information Center RA644 A25H655 1998) contains history, biographical sketches of important figures, statistics, laws, organizations, bibliography, glossary, index.

AIDS Information Sourcebook, 1991/92 (Green Library Information Center RC607.A26 A3475) gives chronology, glossary, statistics, comprehensive listing of organizations, by state and specialty.

AIDS : Opposing Viewpoints (Green Library Information Center RA644 .A25 A36477 1998)

Encyclopedia of AIDS: A Social, Political, Cultural, and Scientific Record of the HIV Epidemic (Green Library Information Center RA644 .A25 E53 1998)

The AIDS Dictionary (Green Library Information Center RC607 .A26 W383 1998)

A Guide to the Clinical Care of Women with HIV (Internet resource)


Indexes (in paper and electronic formats) can help you identify articles in magazines, newspapers, scholarly journals and other resources. Those restricted to the Stanford community are marked with the icon. Choose the after a database name to see it's help. For other indexes see the Databases A-Z and Green Library CD-ROMs lists.

Medline is available through PubMed. It is also available through OCLC, Ovid, and NLM Gateway.

Women Studies Abstracts (1972+ shelved at Green Library Information Center Z7962/W65; 1984+ also in Women's Studies International on the Web ) indexes feminist and scholarly books and periodicals.

Women's Studies Index (1989+ shelved at Green Library Information Center HQ1180.W68; also on Web as Women's Studies on Disc) indexes a wide range of periodicals.

Contemporary Women's Issues (1992+, full-text via the Web) reports, articles, and newsletters on issues affecting women. Stanford only

Gender Watch (1982+) fulltext articles, newsletters, reports focused on gender and women's issues.

Anthropology Plus (1984+)

Expanded Academic ASAP general index to over 1500 magazines with some fulltext. (1980+) Click Proceed.

LexisNexis Academic - selected Lexis-Nexis files especially good for fulltext news, business, and law information. Limited to Stanford students, faculty, and staff.

Alternative Press Index (1991+ available on the Web ; 1969-71; 1974+ shelved at Green Library Information Center Z7164.S66A5) indexes periodicals devoted to social change, including some gay/lesbian periodicals.

Alt-PressWatch provides fulltext of "a collection of newspapers, magazines and journals of the alternative and independent press."

Policy File: Public Policy Research and Analysis - collects data from world renowned public policy think tanks.

PsycArticles Fulltext Search fulltext of articles in journals published by the American Psychological Association.

Psycinfo (1887+) indexes and abstracts books, periodicals and other literature in psychology. Also Available from OVID.

Social Science Module from ProQuest - fulltext of journals in the social sciences.

Social Sciences and Humanities Index (formerly International Index to Periodicals) 1907-1974. (Green Library Information Center AI3.S6)

Social Sciences Index, 1974+ (Green Library Information Center AI3S62) Author/subject index to periodicals in fields such as anthropology, economics, family studies, geography, international relations, law and criminology, political science, policy studies, psychology, social work, sociology, and urban studies.

Sociological Abstracts (1963+) (1952-1973 shelved at Green Library Information Center HM1.S67) Indexes articles concerned spectrum of social behavior (individuals, small groups, large organizations, communities, institutions, and societies). Covers sociology and related disciplines such as anthropology, criminology, law, social psychology, urban studies, race relations, demography, and education.


Statistical Abstract of the United States (Green Library Information Center Ready Reference HA202.A483) published annually, it gathers together a wealth of statistical information from a variety of governmental and non-governmental sources.

HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Annual Report (Green Library Information Center Statistics RA644 .A25 A431 2002)

Report of the New York City Commission on HIV/AIDS October 2005

California HIV/AIDS Epidemiologic Fact Sheets

HIV/AIDS Among African Americans

National HIV Prevalence Survey: 1997 Summary

Other Stanford Libraries

In addition to the resources in Green, you may well want to use the resources of other libraries on campus, especially:

Other Internet Resources

AIDSinfo (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

AEGis: AIDS Education Global Information System




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