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Social Research

Spring 2013

Listed in: Anthropology and Sociology, as SOCI-316; Jerome L. Himmelstein (Section 01)

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

  • Overview
  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Data

Overview

Library sessions for this course occur on Wednesday, February 6, 7PM and Thursday, February 7, 7PM in the Lane Room on Level A of the Frost Library.

Here is the Concept Mapping Worksheet we will work with during these sessions.

Databases: Find articles, book chapters, e-books

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.

Environmental Studies and Policy Collection (Gale)
Covers environmental issues and policies, including diverse perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests.

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

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

GreenFILE
Draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology.

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

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.

Data/Statistics

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.

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.