This research guide provides a selection of interdisciplinary online databases that may be useful for searching for books, articles, and primary source material for this course.
In addition to this guide, you may consult the Women's and Gender Studies Research Guide.
Criminal Justice Collection (Gale)
Indexes journals on law, law enforcement, paralegal topics, government and security.
Criminal Justice Database (ProQuest) (1981 to present)
Covers academic literature on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends.
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Simultaneously search research databases plus the Five Colleges Libraries Catalog to find full-text articles, books and more.
ERIC (1966 to present)
Covers research documents, journal articles, technical reports, program descriptions and evaluations, and curricular materials in the field of education.
Ethnic NewsWatch (1959 to present)
News and analysis from ethnic popular and scholarly publications.
FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Database (1972 to present)
Index of the world's foremost academic and popular film journals.
Film and Television Literature Index with Full Text
Bibliographic and full-text database of film and television articles from scholarly and popular publications. Includes images from the MPTV Image Archive of entertainment photography.
LexisNexis Academic (date coverage varies)
Full-text federal and state laws, international legal materials, and law reviews. Also newspapers and business information.
PAIS Index (1972 to present)
Coverage of articles, selected books, government documents, research reports, etc., from a wide range of social sciences.
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 Services Abstracts (1979 to present)
Indexes research on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development.
Academic Search Premier (date coverage varies)
Full-text articles from over 3,600 journals in the social sciences, arts and humanities, and sciences.
Alt-PressWatch (1970 to present)
Full-text newspapers, magazines, and journals of the alternative and independent press.
Alternative Press Index (1969 to present)
Covers alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers and magazines.
Anthropological Index Online (1970 to present)
Index to current periodicals in the Museum of Mankind Library (incorporating the former Royal Anthropological Institute Library)
AnthroSource (1988 to present)
Developed by the American Anthropological Association (AAA), AnthroSource indexes 100 years of anthropological material.
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.
Social Science Database (ProQuest)
Covers academic literature for disciplines ranging from anthropology, sociology, and political science to communication, education, criminology, demography, economics and more.
Sociological Abstracts (1952 to present)
Covers the international literature in sociology and related disciplines.
Women's Studies International (1972 to present)
Interdisciplinary, covers the latest scholarship in feminist research.
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (1975 to present)
Covers international journals in political science and its complementary fields.
Encyclopedia of Social Measurement
Covers all core social science disciplines and presents a comprehensive summary of observational frameworks and mathematical models.
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.
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.
Public Opinion Research Archive (Roper Center)
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.
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.
Professional Associations in Science and Techology Studies
Web Resources for Science and Technology Studies
For a more comprehensive list see the Society for the Social Studies of Science Journals page.