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Social Science

Please explore these databases for full-text articles and other research resources on subjects related to the study of social sciences.

  • Academic Research Premier: This multidisciplinary database provides full text articles for nearly 4,500 journals, including more than 3,600 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or earlier are available for well over 100 journals and searchable cited references are provided for 1,000 titles. This database is updated daily.
  • American Reference Books Annual Online: This database provides reviews of electronic products and serves as a source of information on professional products for librarians and information specialists. ARBA is noted for providing reviews written by librarians for librarians.
  • Brill Online Books and Journals: Provides access to these collections for the years 2007-13: Asian studies, biblical studies, ancient near east and early christianity, classical studies, European history and culture, middle east and Islamic studies, religious studies, theology and philosophy, and social sciences.

  • Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume I: Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume I is a collection of videos filmed between 1985 and 2010, providing faculty and students with a first-hand look at the realities of working with clients and the challenges associated with putting theoretical concepts into practice. This collection provides a grounding in dozens of therapeutic methods and diagnoses.

  • Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume II: Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume II expands on the content of the first volume with a special emphasis on contemporary topics, featuring world-renowned therapists demonstrating their methods and techniques, state of the art as of 2005 or later. The collection also includes documentaries providing insight into the human condition and training in skills such as reflection and empathy.

  • Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume III: Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume III expands on the previous collections with a focus on new and emerging areas (such as cyberbullying, mindfulness, and social media) and the current therapy environment (such as veterans, eating disorders, and autism).
  • Criminal Justice Periodicals: Search a comprehensive collection of U.S. and international criminal justice journals including law enforcement, corrections administration, drug enforcement, rehabilitation, family law, and industrial security.

  • DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition): A comprehensive, current, and critical resource for clinical practice available to mental health clinicians and researchers. DSM is used by health professionals, social workers, and forensic and legal specialists to diagnose and classify mental disorders.

  • DSM-V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition): A comprehensive, current, and critical resource for clinical practice available to mental health clinicians and researchers. DSM is used by health professionals, social workers, and forensic and legal specialists to diagnose and classify mental disorders.
  • Ethnic NewsWatch: An interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish) and comprehensive full text database of newspapers, magazines and journals from ethnic, minority and native presses since 1990.
  • Ethnographic Video Online: This Alexander Street Anthropology site brings together a wide range of streaming video, written ethnographies, field notes, seminal texts, memoirs, and contemporary studies, covering human behavior the world over. Essential for study in the areas of politics, economics, history, psychology, environmental studies, religion, area studies, linguistics, and geography, the database will contain more than 1,800 documentary films and over 100,000 pages of full-text material at completion, including tens of thousands of pages of previously unpublished material from major archives.
  • GenderWatch: An authoritative historical and current perspective on the evolution of gender roles. GenderWatch supports gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) studies, family studies, gender studies, and women's studies with a unique interdisciplinary approach. Combining more than 200 academic and popular literature titles, the site provides researchers with more than 100,000 articles on wide-ranging topics like sexuality, religion, societal roles, feminism, eating disorders, day care, and the workplace.
  • Historical Abstracts: This EBSCO Host site is a complete reference guide to the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present.
  • HRAF: World Cultures: A cross-cultural database that contains information on all aspects of cultural and social life.
  • JSTOR: A not-for-profit organization with a dual mission to create and maintain a trusted archive of important scholarly journals and to provide access to these journals as widely as possible. Content in JSTOR spans many disciplines in the humanities and sciences.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context: This database draws on the acclaimed social issues series published by Greenhaven Press. It also includes core reference content from other Gale Group and Macmillan Reference USA sources, including selections from Bioethics for Students. Opposing Viewpoints in Context provides full-text magazines and newspapers, plus exclusive electronic access to selections from the Information Plus reference line.The result is a dynamic online library of current event topics featuring the facts and the arguments of each topic's proponents and detractors.
  • PsycARTICLES: PsycARTICLES is a database of full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe & Huber. The database includes all material from the print journals with the exception of advertisements and editorial board lists.
  • PsycINFO (1887-current): PsycINFO provides access to international literature in psychology and related disciplines. Unrivaled in its depth of psychological coverage and respected worldwide for its high quality, the database is enriched with literature from an array of disciplines related to psychology such as psychiatry, education, business, medicine, nursing, pharmacology, law, linguistics, and social work. Nearly all records contain nonevaluative summaries, and all records from 1967 to the present are indexed using the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms.  The sources include over 1,400 professional journals, chapters, books, reports, theses and dissertations, published internationally.
  • Public Affairs Information Service (PAIS): This resource covers issues in the public debate through selective coverage of a wide variety of international sources including journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, web content, and more. PAIS International is the current file covering 1972 to present, and PAIS Archive includes the content from printed volumes published 1915-1976.
  • Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive: This four-part collection is devoted to the transatlantic history of slavery. It includes books, manuscripts, court records, and serials. The first part, Debates over Slavery and Abolition, documents the debates surrounding slavery and its abolition in the U.S. but also in the UK and other European countries, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Africa. Future parts are Slave Trade in the Atlantic World, Institution of Slavery, and Age of Emancipation. Once completed, it will include over five million pages.
  • Social Services Abstracts (ProQuest): This portal 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 1,600 serials publications and includes abstracts of journal articles and dissertations, and citations to book reviews.
  • Social Theory (Alexander Street Press): An extensive selection of documents exploring the complexities and nature of social behavior and organization. Particular care has been taken to index this material so that it can be searched thoroughly. It features more than 90,000 pages of content by such major theorists as Jean Baudrillard, Simone de Beauvoir, Ulrich Beck, Howard Becker, Nancy Chodorow, Émile Durkheim, Michel Foucault, Erving Goffman, Robert Merton, and Talcott Parsons.
  • Social Work Abstracts (EBSCO): This database provides access to two unique databases in one subscription: Social Work Abstracts and The Register of Clinical Social Workers. Social Work Abstracts contains information on the fields of social work and human services from 1977 to present.
  • SocINDEX with Full-Text (EBSCO): A comprehensive sociology research database, SocINDEX with Full Text contains full text for over 700 journals dating back to 1908. It also includes full text for more than 800 books and monographs, and full text for over 11,000 conference papers.
  • Sociological Abstracts (ProQuest): Abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,700 serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers. Records added after 1974 contain in-depth and nonevaluative abstracts of journal articles.
  • Web of Science: This database provides seamless access to the Science Citation Expanded®, Social Sciences Citation Index®, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index™. It enables users to search current and retrospective multidisciplinary information from approximately 8,500 of the most prestigious, high impact research journals in the world. Web of Science also provides a unique search method, cited reference searching. With it, users can navigate forward, backward, and through the literature, searching all disciplines and time spans to uncover all the information relevant to their research. Users can also navigate to electronic full-text journal articles.