SOCIAL SCIENCES, INTERDISCIPLINARY
Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary includes resources with an interdisciplinary approach to the field such as studies on social sciences and computers, time and society, evaluation practice, black studies, information science and society, homosexuality studies, childhood studies, and death studies.
Social Issues covers resources in a wide variety of topics addressing social problems for the individual, family, or society. Resources included in this category deal with death studies, issues in science and technology, gender studies, ethical studies, media studies, race and class, and the interaction of technology and society.
PUBLIC, ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
Public, Environmental & Occupational Health covers resources dealing with epidemiology, hygiene, and health; parasitic diseases and parasitology; tropical medicine; industrial medicine; occupational medicine; infection control; and preventive medicine. Also included are resources on environmental health; cancer causes and control; aviation, aerosol, and wilderness medicine.
Public Administration covers resources concerned with the management of public enterprises, implementation of governmental decisions, the relationship between public and private sectors, public finance policy, and state bureaucracy studies.
Political Science covers resources concerned with political studies, military studies, the electoral and legislative processes, political theory, history of political science, comparative studies of political systems, and the interaction of politics and other areas of science and social science.
PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT
Planning & Development is concerned with resources on the economics and social development of both underdeveloped and industrialized areas. The resources in this category focus on subjects such as economic forecasting, development studies, policy-making strategies, theories of planning, and the growth of the third world.
International Relations covers resources concerned with foreign policy, comparative world politics, world commerce and trade, international legal issues, peace studies and conflict resolution, military alliances, and strategic studies.
INFORMATION SCIENCE & LIBRARY SCIENCE
Information Science & Library Science covers resources on a wide variety of topics, including bibliographic studies, cataloguing, categorization, database construction and maintenance, electronic libraries, information ethics, information processing and management, interlending, preservation, scientometrics, serials librarianship, and special libraries.
HOSPITALITY, LEISURE, SPORT & TOURISM
Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism covers resources that focus on all aspects of recreation and leisure studies, sport, hospitality, and travel and tourism.
HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
History & Philosophy of Science covers resources on the historical and logical connections in the development of the scientific method and in scientific discoveries.
HEALTH POLICY & SERVICES
Health Policy & Services covers resources on healthcare systems, including healthcare provision and management, financial analysis, healthcare ethics, health policy, and quality of care.
FILM, RADIO, TELEVISION
Film, Radio, Television includes resources on the creative aspects of these fields, as opposed to the technical. Reviews are covered in this category, as are resources concerned with history and cultural interpretation.
Family Studies includes resources on such issues and areas as family therapy, family law, marriage, divorce, family planning, and family history. Cross-disciplinary in nature, many resources in this category also appear in other categories.
Ethics covers resources on normative ethics, including all aspects of the evaluation of human conduct and social relations, such as business ethics, medical ethics, environmental ethics, etc. Descriptive ethics is covered extensively in A&HCI, Philosophy.
Education, Special covers resources that are concerned with the education and development of persons with special needs, including the gifted as well as those with learning disabilities.
EDUCATION & EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
Education & Educational Research covers resources on the full spectrum of education, from theoretical to applied, from nursery school to Ph.D. Included in this category are resources on pedagogy and methodology as well as on the history of education, reading, curriculum studies, education policy, and the sociology and economics of education, as well as the use of computers in the classroom.
Demography includes resources on human populations, especially with regard to their size, density, distribution, and vital statistics. Resources covered in this category are concerned with research in migration patterns, social biology, fertility and contraception, as well as demographic forecasting, environmental and economic factors, and life span studies.
CRIMINOLOGY & PENOLOGY
Criminology & Penology covers resources relating to the study of crime as a social phenomenon. Included here are resources on the treatment, management, and rehabilitation of offenders, as well as on criminal law.
Communication covers resources on the study of the verbal and non-verbal exchange of ideas and information. Included here are communication theory, practice and policy, media studies (journalism, broadcasting, advertising, etc.), mass communication, public opinion, speech, business and technical writing as well as public relations.
Area Studies covers resources concerned with the social, economic, political, and military character of a geographical area or region, such as Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Pacific Rim, etc. The resources in this category tend to be historical and interdisciplinary in nature.
Women's Studies covers resources that focus on interdisciplinary topics such as women and health, women's psychology, women and politics, as well as gender studies and feminism.Â
Urban Studies covers resources concerned with the social aspects of city planning and urban design. Topics covered include the effects of the urban environment on the individual, the effects of urbanization on the natural environment, urban economics, urban technology, housing planning, urban education, and urban law.
Sport Sciences covers resources on the applied physiology of human performance, physical conditioning for sports participation, optimal nutrition for sports performance, and the prevention and treatment of sports-related injuries and diseases. This category also includes resources on sport psychology and sociology.
Sociology covers resources that focus on the study of human society, social structures, and social change as well as human behavior as it is shaped by social forces. Areas covered in this category include community studies, socio-ethnic problems, rural sociology, sociobiology, social deviance, gender studies, the sociology of law, the sociology of religion, and comparative sociology.
GENETICS & HEREDITY
Genetics & Heredity includes resources that deal with the structure, functions, and properties of genes, and the characteristics of inheritance. This category also considers heritable traits, population genetics, frequency and distribution of polymorphism, as well as inherited diseases and disorders of the replicative process. The category is distinguishable from Biochemistry & Molecular Biology by its specific emphasis on the gene as a single functional unit, and on the gene's effect on the organism as a whole.
Developmental Biology includes resources focused on the specific mechanisms of cell, tissue, and organism development, as well as gametogenesis, fertilization, biochemistry and molecular genetic control of development, cell biology of gametes and zygotes, and embryology.
Art covers resources in all areas of visual expression -- graphics, printmaking, painting, sculpture, and photography -- as well as interactive and electronic art. Also covered in this category are art history, museum bulletins and publications on museum management.
Dance includes resources on all forms of the art - ballet, modern, jazz, etc. Performance reviews are covered in this category, as are resources on dance history.
The History category in Social Science covers resources that are primarily concerned with political, social, and economic history. This category also includes history resources that focus on a particular group, country or geographic area.
HISTORY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
History of Social Sciences includes resources on the history of such disciplines as business, economics, education, sociology, law, and psychology.
Humanities, Multidisciplinary includes resources on two or more topics pertaining to creative, artistic, philosophical, or historical expression and on records, documents, works, or artifacts produced by these endeavors, such as collections of a particular library. Resources concerned with all aspects of a particular discipline or culture are categorized here.
LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS
Language & Linguistics covers resources relating to theoretical, literary and historical linguistics as well as stylistics and philology.
Literature includes resources that cover comparative literature, literature of a specific genre, literary movement or era in literary history, and specialty literatures (such as children's or women's literature). Also included in this category are resources concerned with the literature of two or more cultures (for example, British and American).
Music covers resources concerned with all types of music -- classical, opera, ethnic, choral, folk, sacred, early music, popular, jazz, country, new music, and others. Music therapy and perception as well as music history are covered here.
Theater covers resources on dramaturgy, theatrical history, theater design, technique and performance, as well as individual dramatists.Â
Cultural studies covers resources concerned with the interdisciplinary, theoretical-critical study of modern cultural phenomena, practices and products in their sociopolitical, historical and geographical contexts.
COMPUTER SCIENCE, INTERDISCIPLINARY APPLICATIONS
Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Applications includes resources concerned with the application of computer technology and methodology to other disciplines, such as information management, engineering, biology, medicine, environmental studies, geosciences, arts and humanities, agriculture, chemistry, and physics.
COMPUTER SCIENCE, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
Computer Science, Software Engineering includes resources that are concerned with the programs, routines, and symbolic languages that control the functioning of the hardware and direct its operation. Also covered in this category are computer graphics, digital signal processing, and programming languages.
COMPUTER SCIENCE, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence covers resources that focus on research and techniques to create machines that attempt to efficiently reason, problem-solve, use knowledge representation, and perform analysis of contradictory or ambiguous information. This category includes resources on artificial intelligence technologies such as expert systems, fuzzy systems, natural language processing, speech recognition, pattern recognition, computer vision, decision-support systems, knowledge bases, and neural networks.
Pediatrics covers resources on basic and clinical research in pediatrics. Numerous pediatric specialties are covered including, cardiology and respiratory systems, dentistry, dermatology, developmental behavior, gastroenterology, hematology, immunology and infectious diseases, neurology, nutrition, oncology, psychiatry, surgery, tropical medicine, urology, and nephrology. Coverage also includes perinatology, neonatology, and adolescent medicine.
Otorhinolaryngology covers resources on the basic and clinical research and medicine of the ears, nose, and throat. This category also includes voice and audiology resources.
Nursing covers resources on all aspects of nursing science and practice such as administration, economics, management, education, technological applications and all clinical care specialties.
MEDICINE, RESEARCH & EXPERIMENTAL
Medicine, Research & Experimental includes resources describing general medical research with a particular emphasis on extremely novel techniques and clinical interventions in a broad range of medical specializations and applications, including vaccine development, tissue replacement, immunotherapies, and other experimental therapeutic strategies. Resources in this category reflect clinical interventions that are in early stages of development, using in vitro or animal models, and small-scale clinical trials.
Medicine, Legal covers resources on all aspects of medical legal issues, including government regulations and policies, malpractice, toxicological and pharmacological regulations, clinical therapeutic patents and other critical legal issues at the interface of law, medicine, and healthcare. The category also covers resources dealing with the various branches of forensic science.
Medical Informatics covers resources on health care information in clinical studies and medical research. This category includes resources on the evaluation, assessment, and use of health care technology, its consequences for patients, and its impact on society.
Medical Ethics covers resources on all aspects of ethics in health care and medicine.
HEALTH CARE SCIENCES & SERVICES
Health Care Sciences & Services covers resources on health services, hospital administration, health care management, health care financing, health policy and planning, health economics, health education, history of medicine, and palliative care.
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