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Cities, Schools, and Space

Spring 2013

Listed in: Special Seminar, as COLQ-332; Andy Anderson (Section 01)Hilary J. Moss (Section 01)

Questions about research in this course? Contact Gretchen L. Gano.

  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Media
  • Data
  • Primary Sources

Databases: Find articles, book chapters, e-books

Social Explorer (1790 to present)
Access to data from the U.S. Census, American Community Survey, religious congregations, and other sources, with options to create thematic and interactive maps and reports.

Discover: Start here for books, articles & more
Simultaneously search research databases plus the Five Colleges Libraries Catalog to find full-text articles, books and more.

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

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (1976 to present)

Congressional Publications
Index to U.S. congressional material, some full text.

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

ERIC (1966 to present)
Covers research documents, journal articles, technical reports, program descriptions and evaluations, and curricular materials in the field of education.

Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)
Combined search of the historic Boston Globe, Chicago Defender, Chinese Newspaper Collection, Los Angeles Times, New York Amsterdam News, New York Times, Times of India, and Washington Post.

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

LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe (date coverage varies)
Full-text federal and state laws, international legal materials, and law reviews. Also newspapers and business information.

Massachusetts History Online
Full-text articles from almost 50 sources on Massachusetts history.

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

Political Science Abstracts (1975 to present)
Covers international journals in political science and its complementary fields.

Political Science Journals (ProQuest) (1985 to present)
Full-text articles from leading political science and international relations journals.

Social Science Journals (ProQuest)
Covers academic literature for disciplines ranging from anthropology, sociology, and political science to communication, education, criminology, demography, economics and more.

Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
Website devoted to the rapid dissemination of scholarly research in the social sciences and humanities.

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

Social Services Abstracts (1979 to present)
Indexes research on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development.

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

Sociology Journals (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.

Media

Television News Archive (1968 to present)
Searchable archive of abstracts of news broadcasts from 1968 to present (ABC, CBS, NBC), 1995 to present (CNN), selected content from PBS and FOX News.

Data/Statistics

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.

Anything Research
Market research and industry trends.

Historical Statistics of the United States
Standard source for quantitative information about the U.S., updated and includes 37,000 data series.

ICPSR: Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
World's largest archive of computerized social science data, provides abstracts and data.

Primary Sources

U.S. Congressional Serial Set (1817-1976)
Reports, documents and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Preceded by American State Papers.