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CSI Library Databases

  • Academic Search Complete 
    Large multidisciplinary database of scholarly and popular publications in a wide variety of subject disciplines, including art, literature, education, history, sociology, science. Coverage Dates: 1887 to present
  • Academic OneFile
    Multidisciplinary database providing full text articles from over 12,000 scholarly journals and reference sources in the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and more. Coverage Dates: 1980 to present
  • Full text access to complete back runs of scholarly journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Coverage for most journals does not include the last 3-5 years. Coverage Dates: 1665 to present
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Digital reference collection containing over 400 full text encyclopedias, handbooks, and specialized reference books. Search all titles or browse titles by subject.
  • Historical Statistics of the United States
    Electronic edition of the 5-volume Historical Statistics of the United States. Find historical statistics on topics such as population, income, employment, education, crime, and economics. 
  • Social Explorer
    Historical U.S. census data from 1790 to 2010. Coverage Dates: 1790 to 2010
  • New York Times Historical
    Full text of the New York Times from 1851 to 2014 from ProQuest. To access all NYT articles from 1851-present, use this special NYT Publication Search Link to search. 
  • New York Times,1980-Present 
  • Ethnic Newswatch
    Full text newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press. Covers of a wide spectrum of ethnic viewpoints, including African-American, Jewish, Latino, Native-American, and Asian-American publications. Coverage Dates: 1990 to present
  • Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic)
    Full text access to a wide range of news, business, and legal information. News resources include major U.S. and world newspapers and magazines, TV and radio transcripts, newswires, and blogs. 
  • CQ Researcher
    Full text reports written by journalists about current social, political, and economic issues. Each report includes a concise overview of an issue, historical background, opposing arguments, statistics and polls, and suggestions for further reading. Coverage Dates: 1991 to present
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context
    Provides access to full text literature about current controversial issues such as immigration, abortion, capital punishment, climate change, cloning, gun control, and more. Each topic includes viewpoint essays, topic overviews, newspaper and magazine articles, statistics, and links to related web sites.
  • eHRAF World Cultures
    Offering information on different cultures and ethnic groups from around the world. Covers all aspects of cultural and social life such as beliefs, cultural practices, political structure, and settlement patterns. 
  • Salem History
    History reference. Each book consists of short information articles (encyclopedias). Provides general information about historical eras, events, and figures. Includes titles such as Milestone Documents (excerpts of primary documents with analysis) , The Decades, Great Events from History, Great Lives from History and Musicians and Composers.

        >>> Check out Library's Databases by Subject page for additional resources related to your research.

Internet Resources

  1. U.S. Census Bureau
    Demographic data covering births, deaths, education, employment, income, housing... For basic Census statistics see the America FactFinder.
  2. New York State Dept. of Health:  Data & Reports: Lists most current New York State statistics for AIDS, ambulatory surgery, cancer, communicable diseases, county health indicator profiles, diabetes, environmental and occupational health, heart disease, health care reform and managed care, hospital discharges, injury facts, information for state health policy, public health data set, and vital statistics.
  3. New York City Community Health Profiles -

  4. Flatbush | The Official Guide to New York City -

  5. What's it Like in Flatbush? - Brooklyn Based

  6. Flatbush, Brooklyn - Wikipedia