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This is a list of some of the basic databases to find resources for your subject. For a more extensive guide to doing research in Sociology please see the Sociology Research Guide

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Sociological Abstracts 1952-Current Citations or Abstracts

Covers the literature of sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences, with abstracts of journal articles, book reviews, books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

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No longer free on the web.

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Indexes over 250 alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers and magazines. With over 344,000 records, the API is considered the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to alternative sources of information available.

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Covers health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education. Now called Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts through Proquest.

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Full text access to global information on women, including journals, newsletters, research reports from non-profit groups, government and international agencies, and fact sheets.

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EconLit 1886-Current Citations or Abstracts Full Text

Citations and abstracts to articles from more than 400 economics journals, covering , capital markets, econometrics, economic forecasting, government regulations, labor economics, monetary theory.

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Ethnic NewsWatch is an interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish) and comprehensive full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press.

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The index contains more than 53,500 includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to family studies, including marriage, divorce, family therapy, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.

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GenderWatch is a full text database of unique and diverse publications that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas.

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See e-HRAF World Cultures

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Offers a broad range of subject coverage in the humanities and social sciences with high-quality indexing of more than 1,300,000 articles in nearly 1,100 periodicals, dating as far back as 1907, as well as citations of over 240,000 book reviews. Previous vendor was Wilson.

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Books, manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, and photographs relating to the historical experiences, culture, traditions, and political status of Indigenous Peoples in the United States and Canada.

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The Social Sciences Citation Index is a multidisciplinary citation index to the journal literature of the social sciences. Part of Web of Science.

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Covers hundreds of core periodicals in the fields of anthropology, economics, geography, law and criminology, political science, social work, sociology, and international relations. Previous vendor was Wilson.

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This database provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services and related areas, including social welfare, social policy and community development.

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Indexing bibliographic records covering essential areas related to urban studies, including urban affairs, community development, urban history, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.

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CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration / policy.

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Last Updated January 06, 2015

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