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America's Death Penalty

Spring 2011

Listed in: Special Seminar, as COLQ-34; Austin D. Sarat (Section 01)

Questions about research in this course? Contact Missy Roser.

  • Databases
  • Full Text
  • Data
  • Web Resources

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.

America: History & Life (1964 to present)
Covers the world's scholarly literature on the history and culture of the United States and Canada.

FIAF Index to Film Periodicals (1972 to present)
Index of the world's foremost academic and popular film journals.

Film Literature Index (1976-2001)
Index of scholarly and popular journals in film and television from over 30 countries.

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

MLA International Bibliography (1926 to present)
Covers critical scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.

Philosopher's Index (1940 to present)
Contains scholarly research published in journals and books since 1940, including over 680 journals from more than 50 countries with content representing a variety of languages.

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

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

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

Full Text Collections

Access World News (Newsbank) (date coverage varies)
Electronic editions of over 2,600 local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers as well as 1,500 international sources. Fully searchable and browsable by map.

African American Newspapers (1827-1902)
Starting with Freedom's Journal in 1827, the database will eventually contain all major African-American newspapers published in the U.S. during the 19th century.

Alt-PressWatch (1970 to present)
Full-text newspapers, magazines, and journals of the alternative and independent press.

America's Historical Newspapers (1690-1980)
Searchable archive of American newspapers including Early American Newspapers (1690-1922) and Hispanic American Newspapers (1808-1980).

Ethnic NewsWatch (1959 to present)
News and analysis from ethnic popular and scholarly publications.

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.

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

Data/Statistics

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

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

Web Resources

Capital Jury Project publications

Public Opinion Quarterly. Vol. 44, No. 4, Winter, 1980. Polls and the News Media: A Symposium

Roper Center for Public Opinion Research

Chronicling America: The National Digital Newspaper Program
Including the Day Book and Appeal pages we looked at in class.