Social Science Resources Guide
From Electronic Databases
Academic Complete Ebrary | Usage Help
A growing collection of more than 52,000 titles in all academic subject areas, most published since 2004. NOTE: THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS ARE REQUIRED TO USE THE ADDED FUNCTIONALITY OF THIS DATABASE: Once on the Ebrary website click Sign In link (upper right corner) to utilize the Bookshelf functionality. Also, Ebrary’s Plug-in has to be downloaded by clicking on Ebrary Reader button located by the title.
Academic OneFile (GALE) | Usage Help
User Account Tutorial
Premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995.
Academic Search Premier (EBSCO) | Usage Help
Advanced Search Tutorial
Academic Search Premier is the world’s largest scholarly, multi-disciplinary full text database containing full text for nearly 4,500 journals, including more than 3,600 peer-reviewed titles. In addition, this database offers indexing and abstracts for all 8,144 journals in the collection, some dating back to 1965. This scholarly collection offers information in nearly every area of academic study.
Alexander Street Counseling | Usage Help
Alexander Street Counseling provides the largest and richest online collection of video available for the study of counseling, social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling. The wealth of video and multiplicity of perspectives in these collections allow students and scholars to see, experience, and study counseling in ways never before possible. Collection includes: Counseling and Therapy in Video, Volumes 1-3 and The Video Journal of Counseling and Therapy.
Annual Reviews | Usage Help
Annual Reviews Search Tutorial
Since 1932, Annual Reviews is proud to publish authoritative, analytic reviews in 40 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Life, Physical, and Social Sciences including Economics. These publications are among the most highly cited in scientific literature. Collection includes over 30,000 review articles and more than 41,000 figures and images.
Black Thought and Culture (ASP) | Usage Help
An electronic collection of approximately 100,000 pages of non-fiction writings by major American black leaders, teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, war veterans, entertainers, and other figures covering 250 years of history. In addition to the most familiar works, Black Thought and Culture presents previously inaccessible material, including letters, speeches, prefatory essays, political leaflets, interviews, periodicals, and trail transcripts. The ideas of nearly 100 people present an evolving and complex view of what it is to be black in America.
Book Review Digest Plus (TRIAL) | Usage Help
Book Review Digest Plus brings together book reviews on a wide range of topics, from a variety of sources. Unlike reviews on book-sale sites and the open Internet, many of the reviews are serious, academic works. This invaluable resource for literary and biographical research is essential for readers’ advisory.
BrowZine | Usage Help
BrowZine is a tablet application that allows you to browse, read and monitor majority of the Pearson Library's scholarly journals, all from your iPad. Built to accompany your searching needs, items found in BrowZine can easily be synced up with Zotero, Dropbox or several other services to help keep all of your information together in one place. Please note that journals available through BrowZine have a “soft” backfile limit of 2005-Present. If you require older materials, please visit the library website. To learn more, please take a look at this short two minute video: http://thirdiron.com/browzine-ipad-app/video/
Cambridge Journals Online | Usage Help
Cambridge Journals Online is a full text collection of over 250 titles published by Cambridge University Press, covering over 32 subject areas, ranging from Agriculture, Archaeology and Anthropology, Nutrition, to Psychology and Cognitive Science, Religion and Social Studies.
Cambridge Journals Online Mobile | Usage Help
CJO Mobile (CJOm) is an alternative version of Cambridge Journals Online (CJO) that has been optimised for smartphones and other small mobile devices. The design has been streamlined to speed up access and make navigation easier on a small screen. CJOm was developed for the increasing number of the readers accessing from handheld mobile devices with small displays. Users of larger devices, such as netbooks or iPad™, will find they can take advantage of the rich user experience offered by CJO.
Country Watch | Usage Help
Country Review Tutorial | Data Tutorial
Country Watch is a world leader in providing country-specific geopolitical intelligence on each of the 192 recognized countries of the world. Select a country from the drop-down menu at their site or from the regional menu to view the information available.
Directory of Open Access Journals | Usage Help
Collection of free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals covering all subjects and languages. There are nearly 7,000 journals in the directory, more than 3,100 of which are full-text and searchable at article level.
Dissertations & Theses: Full Text (ProQuest) | Usage Help
With millions of searchable citations spanning 1861 to the present, the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) database is the most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses in the world. Over 2.1 million titles are available for purchase as printed copies. Over 1 million are available in PDF format for immediate free download, and more than 70,000 new PDFs are added to the database each year from 700 academic institutions worldwide.
ebrary Academic Complete | Usage Help
A growing collection of more than 52,000 titles in all academic subject areas, most published since 2004. NOTE: THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS ARE REQUIRED TO USE THE ADDED FUNCTIONALITY OF THIS DATABASE: Once on the Ebrary website click Sign In link (upper right corner) to utilize the Bookshelf functionality. Also, Ebrary’s Plug-in has to be dowloaded by clicking on Ebrary Reader button located by the title.
EBSCOhost Mobile | Usage Help
EBSCOhost's application is tailor-made for the smaller screens of mobile devices, and offers the most important EBSCOhost features and functionality, right in the palm of your hand!
Education Full Text - Wilson | Usage Help
NOTE: All Wilson databases moved to the EBSCOhost platform! Education Full Text™ provides full text of articles from over 350 journals as far back as 1996, in addition to indexing of more than 770 periodicals dating back to 1983. Content includes in-depth coverage of special education and more than 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational tests. Subject coverage includes adult education, multicultural/ethnic education, teaching methods and much more.
Education Source | Usage Help
Education Source is designed to meet the needs of education students, professionals and policy makers. Coverage in Education Source spans all levels of education from early childhood to higher education and also includes educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education and testing. Subject matter includes Adult Education, Continuing Education, Distance Learning, Government Funding, Multicultural/Ethic Education, Social Issues, Student Counseling, Vocational Education as well as many others.
ERIC - Education Research (EBSCOhost) | Usage Help
Advanced Search Tutorial | Thesaurus Feature Tutorial
This guide to published and unpublished sources on education includes over 1,000 sources, from journals, books, theses, curricula, conference papers, and standards and guidelines. (1966-present; updated monthly)
NOTE: If this is an ERIC Document - please check to see if it is available at www.eric.ed.gov before submitting an ILL request.
Euromonitor: GMID | Usage Help
Menu Search Tutorial | Text Search Tutorial
Euromonitor International’s Global Market Information Database (GMID) is an online business information system providing business intelligence on countries, consumers and industries. It offers integrated access to statistics, market reports, company profiles and information sources. 205 countries are researched, with extended coverage of 52.
Films On Demand - Humanities & Social Sciences Video Collection | Usage Help
Films on Demand, is a resource produced by Films Media Group that streams educational content directly to the web for classroom instruction and research purposes. Pearson Library subscribes to the Humanities & Social Sciences Video Collection with 4,800 full-length videos. Videos from On Demand could be integrated directly into a course website or a course management system and they can be accessed anywhere within our institution's authentication range. If viewed from off-campus users will be prompted to enter a username and password in order to view the embedded video.
Google Scholar | Usage Help
Search for relevant scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.
GreenFILE (EBSCO) | Usage Help
GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments. Multidisciplinary by nature, GreenFILE draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for over 612,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 9,100 records.
History - ProQuest Research Library | Usage Help
Search periodicals on history subjects such as civilizations, historical studies, military history, periods and events, U.S. and world history, and more in this ProQuest Research Library module.
Journal Citation Reports: Social Sciences Edition - ISI Web of Knowledge | Usage Help
Journal performance metrics offer a systematic, objective means to critically evaluate the world's leading journals. Delivers quantifiable statistical information based on citation data. Helps determine a publication’s impact and influence in the global research community. Includes data about more than 8,000 journals in science and technology, and over 2,600 social science journals.
JSTOR | Usage Help
How to Search JSTOR
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The JSTOR archive presents high-resolution page images for viewing and printing articles in combination with a linked text file for each article that enables full-text searching. The complete archives of more than 1,000 core scholarly journals in the areas of African American studies, anthropology, Asian studies, ecology, economics, education, finance, history, language and literature, mathematics, philosophy, political science, population studies, sociology, and statistics have been digitized starting with the very first issues, many of which date from the 1800's. New titles and fields are being added regularly.
Latino Literature (ASP) | Usage Help
Latino Literature brings together more than 133,000 pages of poetry, fiction, and plays in English and Spanish, written by hundreds of Chicano, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican and other Latino authors. This database draws from three major sources: the world of Aztlan, the mythical homeland of the Aztecs prior to Cortez; the Spanish heritage of the national homelands of the writers; and the intersection of these two with Anglo culture. These influences create persistent themes, the most common of which are social protest and exploitation; the migratory experience; self-exploration or self-definition, including the exploration of myths and legends; and life in the barrio. Alongside these broad, shared themes, Latino literature also reflects the distinct immigration experiences of discrete groups.
Library Literature Full Text (Wilson) | Usage Help
This database provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracting of over 400 journals, including key library and information science periodicals, and full-text coverage of over 170 journals. Subjects include automation, cataloging, censorship, circulation procedures, classification, copyright legislation, government aid, library associations and conferences, library equipment and supplies, personnel administration, preservation of materials, and more. Coverage reaches as far back as 1980.
Literati by Credo | Usage Help
Provides full-text e-reference books available through the Literati collection as well as news, full-text articles, videos, and images available in Pearson Library’s other subscription resources. With Literati Topic Pages, students can find scholarly, authoritative reference information about all major subjects. Tools like the Literati Mind Map help students to navigate from research prompt to A+ research paper. The Literati collection is comprised of everything from subject encyclopedias to primary source materials, including the handbooks of research and dictionaries found in between. The dynamic tables and high quality multimedia found in this authoritative, citable content engages users while providing them with the context that they’ll need to continue their research in your library’s subject-specific resources.
Los Angeles Times (ProQuest) | Usage Help
Quick Start Reference Overview
Today's top news stories from one of the larges metropolitan newspapers in the U.S. is made available via ProQuest Newspapers. Extensive coverage of national, international and local news, dating back to 1985. Detailed indexing and full-text of recent articles. Users can also search the L.A. Times as part of the National Newspapers Core database for a more thorough search that includes other regional and national papers.
Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print (EBSCO) | Usage Help
Mental Measurements Yearbook provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,700 contemporary testing instruments. MMY series contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within psychology, education, business, and leadership. MMY Archive includes all yearbooks with over 7,000 full text reviews. Tests in Print serves as a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language. TIP provides vital information including test purpose, test publisher, in-print status, price, test acronym, intended test population, administration times, publication date(s), and test author(s).
National Newspapers Core (ProQuest) | Usage Help
Search the top newspapers in the country, including the LA Times, NY Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Christian Science Monitor. Full-text coverage from the 1980's. Detailed indexing helps users quickly find the news information they need.
Newspaper Source (EBSCO) | Usage Help
Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for 40 national (U.S.) & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 330 regional (U.S.) newspapers, including The Chicago Tribune, The Detroit Free Press, The San Jose Mercury News, etc. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc.
North American Women's Letters and Diaries (ASP) | Usage Help
Made available via Alexander Street Press. North American Women's Letters and Diaries is the largest electronic collection of women's diaries and correspondence ever assembled. Includes more than 1,500 biographies spanning more than 300 years, it presents the personal experiences of 1,325 women. The collection also includes approximately 150,000 pages of letters and diaries from Colonial times to 1950, including 7,000 pages of previously unpublished manuscripts.
OmniFile Full Text Mega (Wilson) | Usage Help
The database contains a wealth of essential material for learning and detailed research in a single, easily-searched database. With the full text of articles from over 2,500 publications, and indexing and abstracts from nearly 3,600 publications, this database provides invaluable support for research in all core undergraduate subjects and for cross-disciplinary work.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context (GALE) | Usage Help
Advanced Search Tutorial | Popular Search Tutorial| Subject Guide Tutorial
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center draws on the acclaimed social issues series published by Greenhaven Press, as well as core reference content from other Gale, Macmillan Reference USA, Charles Scribner's Sons, and U.X.L. sources to provide a complete one-stop source for information on social issues. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles that cover today's hottest issues. Includes a curriculum standards search, allowing educators to quickly identify material by grade and discipline.
Oxford Journals Online - SCELC | Usage Help
Oxford Journals Online is a collection of 238 academic and research journals covering a broad range of subject areas (including the Humanities, Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Medicine and Law), two-thirds of which are published in collaboration with learned societies and other international organizations.
PAIS (ProQuest) | Usage Help
Contains abstracts from articles, books, conference proceedings, government documents, book chapters, and statistical directories, research reports, and more about public affairs. Includes historical perspectives on many 20th century social and public policies. Search together with other ProQuest Social Science databases for a more in-depth search.
PsycARTICLES (EBSCO) | Usage Help
Includes more than 150,000 full-text articles from nearly 80 peer-reviewed journals published by APA and allied organizations, as well as errata and letters to the editor on general psychology and specialized basic, applied, clinical, and theoretical research in psychology, including topics such as: abnormal psychology, addictive behaviors, adult development and aging, comparative psychology , educational psychology, experimental psychology, family psychology, history of psychology, interpersonal relations and group processes, personality psychology, psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, rehabilitation psychology.
PsycBOOKS (EBSCO) | Usage Help
PsycBOOKS, contains of more than 32,000 chapters in PDF from almost 2,000 books published by APA and other distinguished publishers. Includes almost 1,500 classic books of landmark historical impact in psychology dating from the 1600s, and the exclusive electronic release of more than 1,500 authored entries from the APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology. This database also contains digitized content of historical significance from the Archives of the History of American Psychology (AHAP) collection.
PsycINFO (EBSCO) | Usage Help
Includes journal articles, chapters, books, dissertations, and reports on psychology and related fields. PsycINFO offers more than 3 million citations and summaries dating back to the 1600s, 99% of which are peer-reviewed. Journal coverage from the 1800s to present comes from about 2,500 periodicals.
ResearchNow | Usage Help
ResearchNow is a database of scholarly information drawing its content from the roster of peer-reviewed, Berkeley Electronic Press journals and all working papers, preprints and other “grey literature” content from institutional repositories hosted by bepress that have opted for inclusion, as well as subject-matter repository materials from the bepress Legal Repository and COBRA: Collection of Biostatistics Research Archive. ResearchNow also includes an XML gateway (see below) to expose indexed content to federated search engines. Readers can browse ResearchNow by subject area, or set up tailored email notifications of newly posted content.
SAGE Premier | Usage Help
The SAGE Premier package includes leading international peer-reviewed titles, including high-impact research journals published on behalf of over 245 scholarly and professional societies. SAGE journals cover a wide range of subject areas, including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. SAGE Premier includes access to 550+ SAGE journal titles, comprising over 264,000+ full-text articles.
SAGE Reference Online | Usage Help
Provides access to ten excellent reference titles. The selected subject encyclopedias are indexed and searchable and include all tables, charts and images from the print editions. Subjects include anthropology, children and the media, counseling, educational leadership, environment and society, geography, green energy, play in society, psychological assessment, and sports medicine.
Sage Research Methods Online | Usage Help
SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO) is a research tool supported by a newly devised taxonomy that links content and methods terms. It is the place to go for independent research in social science methods, delivering material across the breadth of this area of: quantitative methods, qualitative methods, mixed methods and research design. SRMO contains 600 books and reference titles, 140+ journal articles and 15+ videos, and the entire "Little Green Book" and "Little Blue Book" series.
SCOPUS | Usage Help
SCOPUS is an abstract and indexing database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources which includes 45.5 million records, 70% with abstracts, from over 19,000 journals, many with full-text links. Perform literature searches and keep current with what is going on within your area of interest. This database includes the ability to search for authors and citations as well as patents and web resources.
Social Science - ProQuest Research Library | Usage Help
Quick Start Reference Overview
Search periodicals on social science subjects such as anthropology, culture, criminology, political science, social welfare, urban development, and more in this ProQuest Research Library module. Expand your search by including other ProQuest social science databases.
Social Sciences Full Text (Wilson) | Usage Help
Social Sciences Full Text™ provides access to a wide assortment of the most important English-language social science journals. Social Sciences Full Text™ includes full text of articles from some 215 journals dating as far back as 1995
SocINDEX™ with Full Text (EBSCO) | Usage Help
SocINDEX™ with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive database for research in sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely-related areas of study. The index features more than 2.1 million records with subject headings from a 20,000-term sociological thesaurus. In addition, the database provides abstracts for more than 1300 "core" journals, and data from over 450 "priority" coverage and 2900 "selective" coverage journals. This resource includes full text for more than 870 journals, dating back to 1908, and full-text for more than 830 books and monographs and 16,800 conference papers. Searchable cited references are also provided.
Sociological Collection (EBSCO) | Usage Help
Covering information on all areas of sociology, including social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, culture and social structure. Provides complete full text for more than 500 important journals.
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics | Usage Help
The Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics brings together data from more than 200 sources compiled since 1973 about many aspects of criminal justice in the United States. These data are displayed in over 600 tables, and are organized on a topical basis with six broad areas of interest. The Sourcebook is supported by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
SpringerLink (Formerly Kluwer Online) | Usage Help
Full-text SpringerLink provides instant access to one of the most respected and expanding collections of scholarly and scientific writing available today. The SpringerLink Journals offer access to 2,638 peer-reviewed journals and 47,441 books, articles indexed by ISI/links from Web of Science, CSA and other databases, and additional features such as Articles in Advance and enhanced searching capabilities.
Statistical Insight (Formerly Statistical Universe) | Usage Help
ProQuest Statistical Insight provides access to statistics produced by federal agencies, states, business organizations, research institutions, and international organizations including the UN, EU, and OECD. This database enables single search capability and full-text records for thousands of statistical publications, tables, and datasets. Updated weekly.
WilsonWeb Mobile | Usage Help
WilsonWeb Mobile provides “anytime, anywhere” access to WilsonWeb databases, marrying the versatile searching, trusted information, and practical tools for which WilsonWeb is renowned with smart-phone convenience. WilsonWeb Mobile tools such as the ReadSpeaker text-to-speech converter, emailing of results, library co-branding and more multiply the benefits of having WilsonWeb as near as your cell phone.