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Social Research

Fall 2013

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

  • Databases
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Databases: Find articles, book chapters, e-books

Criminal Justice Collection (Gale)
Indexes journals on law, law enforcement, paralegal topics, government and security.

Criminal Justice Journals (ProQuest) (1981 to present)
Covers academic literature on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends.

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.

Education Journals (ProQuest) (1988 to present)
Coverage spans the literature on primary, secondary and higher education as well as special education, home schooling and adult education.

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.

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

Full-text backfiles of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. (Alumni access)

PsycInfo (1887 to present)
Covers the academic literature in psychology and related disciplines including psychiatry, sociology, education, and other areas.

PubMed (1966 to present)
Premiere biomedical index, includes MEDLINE and links to molecular biology databases.

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.

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.


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.

Database contains survey questions and answers asked in the US over the last 70+ years by more than 150 survey organizations. Create a personal registration for access to full features.

Roper Express
Archives datasets from thousands of surveys with national adult, state, foreign, and special subpopulation samples. Create a personal registration to access datasets and full features.

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.

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.