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SocINDEX

Leading resource for the research literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database indexes and abstracts journal articles, book reviews, book chapters, dissertations and conference papers. Access is also provided to author, journal and publication type indexes.   More Info

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Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology Online

A leading sociological reference source featuring 1800+ entries written from a diverse, international perspective.   More Info

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JSTOR

Full-text, complete back files of 60+ core, sociology journals dating back to 1895. Issues for most current three years are excluded.   More Info

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PsycINFO

PsycINFO is the primary database for psychology, with selective coverage in the related disciplines of sociology and social work.   More Info

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GenderWatch

Focuses on gender role and its impact upon a broad spectrum of subject areas   More Info

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Social Sciences Citation Index

Multidisciplinary database indexing over 1700 social sciences journals. Citations with bibliographic references.   More Info

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Databases & Other Web Resources

Annual Reviews

Annual Reviews, published by a non-profit organization by that same name, are a set of monographic series providing critical reviews of current research in 50 biomedical, life, physical, and social sciences disciplines.   More Info

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ASA Quick Style Guide (PDF)

A guide to assist students studying sociology in properly citing and referencing their papers and essays.

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Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)

Collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates information on crime, offenders, victims of crime and the operation of justice systems at every level of government. A primary source for U.S. criminal justice statistics.

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FedStats

Gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies

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ICPSR - The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

Maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction   More Info

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International Political Science Abstracts

Topics covered range from method and theory; political thinkers and ideas; political and administrative institutions; political processes (public opinion, attitudes, parties, forces, groups, and elections); international relations; to national and area studies.   More Info

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Military & Government Collection

Full-text coverage for nearly 300 journals and periodicals, including full text for 245 pamphlets and indexing and abstracts for nearly 400 titles. Included material covers all aspects and branches of the military and government.   More Info

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NCJRS Abstracts Database

Citations plus abstracts to journal articles, books and government publications on all aspects of criminal justice.   More Info

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OAIster

OAIster is a union catalog that allows metasearching (single query searching) across millions of digital resources available on the Internet from over 1,000 repositories, databases, and web sites from a variety of data contributors.   More Info

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PAIS International Online

Provides historical perspective on many of the 20th century's publib and social policies.   More Info

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ProQuest Dissertations and Theses

Leads to over 2 million doctoral dissertations and master's theses from more than 1,000 North American and European graduate schools.   More Info

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U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection

An ongoing collection of U.S. Government publications since 1817, compiled under the directive of Congress.   More Info

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E-journals Collections

Cambridge Journals Online

Full-text access to journals in psychology, political science and sociology.   More Info

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IngentaConnect

Offers access to the citations and summaries of articles from academic and professional journals.   More Info

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Oxford University Press Online Journals

Covers 19+ discipline journals.   More Info

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Taylor & Francis Online Journals

Covers 65+ discipline journals.   More Info

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University of Chicago Press Journals

Access to 17+ social science titles   More Info

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Wiley Online Library

Covers 13+ social science titles   More Info

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Encyclopedias, Directories, Handbooks

American Sociological Association

Primary professional association for sociologists.

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Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology Online

A leading sociological reference source featuring 1800+ entries written from a diverse, international perspective. The encyclopedia includes a timeline of sociology and 22 broad topical areas that explore global sociology.   More Info

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Blackwell Reference Online

Extended essays which present a synthesis and overview of a topic with bibliographies. Resources fall under the following disciplinary headings: Anthropology, Art, Business and Management, Classics, Communication and Media Studies, Cultural Studies, Economics, Gender Studies, Genealogy, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Medicine (medical ethics), Museum Studies, Philosophy, Poetics, Psychology, Race and Ethnic Studies, Religion, and Sociology.   More Info

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Full-text subject encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference works in over 20 subject areas including bioethics, philosophy, popular culture, sociology.   More Info

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Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics Online

Online version of the Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics. Provides data from more than 100 sources on criminal justice in the United States.

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