Economy, Society and Change in East Asia

Fall 2012

Listed in: Anthropology and Sociology, as SOCI-230  |  Asian Languages and Civilizations, as ASLC-230; Eunmi Mun (Section 01)

  • Overview
  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Data


This course guide provides some starting places for finding secondary sources -- journal articles -- on your paper topics.

In addition to this guide, you might also want to consult the Sociology, Economics, or Women's and Gender Studies research guides.

Here is a link to the topic mapping worksheet and background document you received in advance of the class meeting to talk about literature searching.

Databases: Find articles, book chapters, e-books

Academic Search Premier (date coverage varies)
Full-text articles from over 3,600 journals in the social sciences, arts and humanities, and sciences.

EconLit with Full Text (1969 to present)
From the American Economic Association -- the foremost source of references to economic literature.

GenderWatch (1970 to present)
Full text of publications that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas.

International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS) (1951 to present)
Indexes about 3,000 journals and 7,000 books per year.

PAIS Index (1972 to present)
Coverage of articles, selected books, government documents, research reports, etc., from a wide range of social sciences.

Social Sciences Citation Index (1984 to present)
Tracks cited references to locate more recent articles in social science.

Sociological Abstracts (1952 to present)
Covers the international literature in sociology and related disciplines.

Sociology Database (ProQuest) (1985 to present)
Covers the international literature of sociology and social work, including culture and social structure, history and theory of sociology, social psychology, substance abuse and addiction and more.


International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Scholarly surveys of all aspects of social sciences.

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences
Covers scholarship and fields in the social sciences.


China Data Online
Includes monthly and yearly reports on national, regional, and local macro-economics, as well as statistical yearbooks and census data.

Statistical Insight (ProQuest)
Searches U.S. federal government (1974-present), international intergovernmental (1983-present), state government and privately published documents (1981-present) that contain statistics. Many tables are available online as images or Excel files.

WDI Online (1960 to present)
World Development Indicators providing international social and economic statistics from the World Bank.


European Union statistical portal.

International Financial Statistics
AC Frost reference desk / HG3881 .I627 / CD-ROM

OECD ILibrary
Full access available at UMass Library. Here is a preview of content

United Nations Data

World Bank Data Catalog