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Sociology Databases

Kendall Larson
Contact for Assistance: Library Liaison for Sociology

Scholarly Comprehensive, Citations
  • Criminal Justice Abstracts
    Comprehensive coverage of international journals, books, reports, dissertations and unpublished papers on criminology and related disciplines.
Scholarly, FullText
    Complete collections of many Sociology, Political Science and African American Studies journals (among other topics). The collections begin as far back as the 1880s and go until (typically) five years ago. Very few current journals.
Other Databases that may have some items in Sociology
  • Academic Search Premier
    Broad database with both Academic and general periodicals articles. Many fulltext, though some citation only. Provided by Electronic Library for Minnesota.
  • Ethnic NewsWatch Historical
    Ethnic NewsWatch: A History presents the other sides of the stories on local, national, and international events that changed the course of history across three turbulent decades the civil rights struggle, Vietnam War protests, dramatic changes in immigration law, trickledown economics, and the status of migrant workers. Warning: This database has no new content since 1989.
  • Gender Watch
    GenderWatch is a full text database of unique and diverse publications that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas. With its archival material, dating back to 1970 in some cases, GenderWatch is a repository of an important historical perspective on the evolution of the women's movement and the changes in gender roles. Publications include scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books, and NGO, government and special reports.
  • PAIS
    PAIS covers publications from 1915 - present which are a wide range of areas such as public affairs, public and social policies, international relations. "The PAIS International database contains references to more than 553,300 journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material, and more. Newspapers and newsletters are not indexed. PAIS International includes publications from over 120 countries throughout the world.
  • PsycInfo
    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.
  • Communication & Mass Media Index
    Communication & Mass Media Complete provides the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media. It indexes several sociology journals, with emphasis on research in communication, mass media, and advertising.
  • Lexis-Nexis
    Full text for newspapers, court opinions, statistical tables, congressional documents, and business trade journals. Especially valuable for sociology: Legal Research valuable for inclusion of law reviews and entire cases. Statistical Universe for tables of social and economic statistics on many topics.
  • Digital Sanborn Maps
    Primarily Local History. Digitized maps of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri and Louisiana from 1867-1970
Internet Links by Subject: Sociology
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