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Sociology Databases

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AnthroSource is the full-text e-journal collection of the American Anthropological Association. All journals can be searched through a single interface. Through seamless integration with JSTOR, AnthroSource provides complete journal runs, including American Anthropologist from 1888 through the most recent issue. By using the “My Profile” feature, users can establish a list of favorite journals and set up RSS feeds that provide notifications when new issues are published.

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Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA)

Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA) is a multidisciplinary bibliographic database that covers health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education. ASSIA currently abstracts over 500 journals published in 16 different countries, including the UK and US. This database is particularly useful for research at the intersections between social science and health information.

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Sociological Abstracts

Indexes over 2,000 journals from 35 countries, dissertations, papers, books and book chapters in sociology and related fields such as demographics, criminology, policy studies and family studies. Citations and abstracts are provided.

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Social Sciences Full Text (Wilson Web)

Provides citations, abstracts, and selected full text to articles in over 350 leading English language periodicals in a broad array of the social sciences. Subject coverage includes anthropology, criminology, law, political science, psychology, sociology and women’s studies.
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Social Services Abstracts (CSA)

CSA Social Services Abstracts provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. The database abstracts and indexes over 1,300+ serials publications and includes abstracts of journal articles and dissertations, and citations to book reviews.
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Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost)

Provides citations and abstracts to over 4,000 journals covering most academic areas of study including biological sciences, economics, communications, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, and women’s studies. Approximately two-thirds of the articles are available as full text. Also contains images which can be accessed by clicking on the “image collections” icon.
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Contemporary Women’s Issues

A full text database, international in scope, to newsletters, fact sheets, guides, research reports, and journals. Covers a wide range of gender issues including health, violence, education, law, economics, human rights, and so forth.

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CQ Press Electronic Library

1) CQ Researcher is a weekly publication that focuses on a specific topic in every issue. Recent topics include: “Straining the Safety Net: Is joblessness overwhelming aid programs?” and “Afghanistan Dilemma: Is President Obama pursuing the right course?” The CQ Researcher archive includes every issue published since the founding in 1923.
2) CQ Global Researcher is a monthly publication founded in 2007. Recent issues include: “Attacking Piracy: Can the growing global threat be stopped?” and “Fixing Capitalism: Will tighter rules prevent another global economic crisis?”
Each report is 25-30 pages long and includes include pro/con discussions about the issue topic as well as numerous color illustrations. Both publications can be searched simultaneously.
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Provides citations and abstracts from ERIC documents (RIE-Resources in Education) and a broad range of education periodicals (CIJE-Current Index to Journals in Education).

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Ethnic NewsWatch

A primarily fulltext collection of newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. Includes news, editorials, reviews, culture and history from 200 publications. Searchable in both English and Spanish.n.

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A primarily fulltext collection of international academic journals, magazines, newsletters, pamphlets, reports, papers and proceedings devoted to women’s and gender issues. Free text searching and complete indexing are available.

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A full text, full image archive of over 120 journals. Coverage of journals generally begins with their first volume and is updated to within three years of the current issue. Allows keyword searching of the full text of all articles, as well as browsing of particular journal issues. Subject strengths are African-American studies, anthropology, Asian studies, ecology, economics/finance, general science, history, literature, math/statistics, philosophy, political science, population/demography, and sociology.
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Population Index

A searchable and browsable database that contains abstracts of the demographic literature covering fields such as fertility, mortality, population size and growth, migration, and projections and predictions.

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Project Muse

Access to the full text of more than 100 journals in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and mathematics from Johns Hopkins University Press and other publishers.

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The most comprehensive international database of psychology. Provides citations and abstracts from the academic, research and practice literature in psychology, and includes materials from related disciplines such as medicine, psychiatry, education, social work and criminology. Indexes journals, books and book chapters, dissertations and technical reports.

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