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Subject: Sociology databases

Sociology research guide

Sociology titles

  • Ageline   

    Major gerontology indexing database that covers journals, books and reports back to 1978. On the EBSCOhost platform.

  • Alt-PressWatch   

    Alternative press indexing/full-text database that covers journal, magazine and newspaper articles from independent publishers. On the ProQuest platform.

  • AM Explorer: Americana   

    Covers American history, literature and culture. Resources include manuscript and typescript letters, diaries, notebooks, journals, newspapers, plus incredible art works, illustrations, photographs, video and 360-degree objects.

  • American Factfinder    UW login not required

    Census Bureau statistical platform that allows searching for population, housing, economic and geographic data.

  • American Memory    UW login not required

    History full-text archive that reproduces print, spoken words, sound recordings, photos, films, prints, maps and sheet music from the Library of Congress collections. On the free American Memory platform. NOTE: Most of the original American Memory collections have been migrated to the Library of Congress Digital Collections site.

  • Black Studies in Video   

    Black Studies in Video features award-winning documentaries, newsreels, interviews, and archival footage surveying the evolution of Black culture in the United States. In partnership with California Newsreel, the database provides unique access to their African American Classics collection, and includes films covering history, politics, art and culture, family structure, social and economic pressures, and gender relations.

  • Book Citation Index   

    Index to scholarly books with citation information in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Part of the Web of Science Core Collection on the Web of Knowledge platform.

  • Border and Migration Studies Online   

    Border and Migration Studies Online is a collection that explores and provides historical background on more than thirty key worldwide border areas, including: U.S. and Mexico; the European Union; Afghanistan; Israel; Turkey; The Congo; Argentina; China; Thailand; and others. Featuring at completion 100,000 pages of text, 175 hours of video, and 1,000 images, the collection is organized around fundamental themes associated with border and migration issues.

  • British Periodicals   

    Multidisciplinary full-text database that includes magazines from the late 17th century to the early 21st. On the ProQuest platform.

  • Caribbean Studies in Video: The Banyan Archive   

    Caribbean Studies in Video presents more than 1,000 hours of edited and unedited footage from the Banyan Production company, the first Caribbean enterprise to produce original TV content in the 1970s. Available for the first time in streaming format, their programs are filled with interviews of key personalities across disciplines; theater, music and dance performances; documentaries on rituals and cultural practices; political events and much more.

  • China: Culture & Society   

    Multidisciplinary full-text database that reproduces pamphlets from 1750 to 1929. On the Adam Matthew platform.

  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index   

    Index to conference proceedings in the sciences and social sciences. Part of the Web of Science Core Collection on the Web of Knowledge platform.

  • Crime in Wyoming Reports    UW login not required

    Full-text state crime reports from the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation since 1999. On the WDCI website.

  • CultureGrams   

    World culture reference database that provide information on all the countries of the world written at various reading levels. On the ProQuest platform.

  • Current Affairs in Video   

    Current Affairs in Video features award-winning films and documentaries emphasizing detailed analysis and discussion of the critical political issues of the day. From the AIDS crisis in Africa to the worldwide impact of European economic instability, the growing interconnectedness of our world has informed a set of global priorities. This collection, growing to more than 500 hours of content allows students and scholars to view global events and trends through an interdisciplinary, multi-regional lens with a focus on core areas such as environmental policy; health policy; human rights, international justice and terrorism; institutional corruption; migration and the global economy; poverty; religious tension and conflict.

  • Current Contents Connect   

    Database providing complete tables of contents, abstracts, and bibliographic information from the most recently published issues of leading scholarly journals. On the Web of Knowledge platform.

  • Data Citation Index   

    Index of data studies and data sets in international repositories, covering social sciences, physical sciences, life sciences, and arts & humanities, with citation information. On the Web of Knowledge platform.

  • Data-Planet Statistical Ready Reference   

    Search interface for the extensive Data-Planet repository of standardized and structured statistical data, enabling quick searching and viewing of charts, maps, and rankings of time series at the country, state, county, MSA, postal code, and census-tract/block group levels.

  • Disability in the Modern World: History of a Social Movement   

    Disability in the Modern World will include 150,000 pages of primary sources, supporting materials, and archives, along with 125 hours of video. The content is essential for teaching and research—not only in the growing disciplines of disability history and disability studies, but also in history, media, the arts, political science, education, and other areas where the contributions of the disability community are typically overlooked.

  • Diversity Studies (Gale OneFile)   

    The Diversity Studies Collection explores cultural differences, contributions, and influences in the global community. This collection includes more than 2.7 million articles from 150 journals.

  • Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800   

    Multidisciplinary full-text database, based on Charles Evan's American Bibliography, that reproduces all books, pamphlets and broadsides published the American colonies and the United States between 1639 and 1800. On the Readex platform.

  • Early Encounters in North America   

    Historic full-text archive that reproduces narratives, diaries, journals, letters, drawings and published accounts about relationships of North American people from 1534 to 1850. On the Alexander Street Press platform.

  • eHRAF Archaeology   

    Archaeology indexing/full-text database is a collection of articles and book information organized by ethnic groups and cultural aspects. On the HRAF platform.

  • Eighteenth Century Journals, Collections I - V   

    Historic full-text archive that reproduces English magazines and newspapers from 1632 to 1800 that are not included in other newspaper or journal collections. On the Adam Mathew platform.

  • Equality State Almanac 2010    UW login not required

    Wyoming full-text statistical source from the Economic Analysis Division of the Department of Administration and Information. Published in 2010. Downloadable in PDF format, which provides the only searching capability. On the EAD website.

  • Essential Science Indicators   

    Science research analysis database showing publication performance statistics and trends data based on journal article publication counts and citation data from Thomson Reuters databases. On the InCites platform.

  • Ethnic NewsWatch   

    Minorities indexing/full-text database that covers journal, magazine and newspaper articles from ethnic and minority publishers back to 1990. On the ProQuest platform.

  • Ethnographic Video Online: Volumes 1-4   

    Streaming video collection including ethnographic films, documentaries, select feature films, and previously unpublished fieldwork. Volumes 1 and 2: Foundational Films; Volume 3: Indigenous Voices; Volume 4: Selections from Ethnographic Film Festivals and Archives. On the Alexander Street platform.

  • Family and Society Studies Worldwide   

    Major family and human development indexing database that covers journals, books, conference papers, theses and government documents back to 1970. On the EBSCOhost platform.

  • Filmakers Library Online Volumes 1 & 2   

    Multidisciplinary video-streaming platform presenting award-winning documentaries and independent films. The collection contains 1,019 films and 806 hours of content. Transcripts are available for 87% of the collection. On the Alexander Street Press platform.

  • Fuente Academica   

    Multidisciplinary indexing/full-text eJournal database that covers scholarly journal articles from Latin America, Portugal and Spain. On the EBSCOhost platform.

  • Gender: Identity and Social Change   

    Primary sources documenting the changing representations and lived experiences of gender roles and relations from the nineteenth century to the present. This expansive collection offers sources for the study of women's suffrage, the feminist movement, the men’s movement, employment, education, the body, the family, and government and politics.

  • GenderWatch   

    Gender studies indexing/full-text database that covers journal, magazine and newsletter articles, books, government documents and reports back to 1970. On the ProQuest platform.

  • Health and Society in Video   

    Health and Society in Video defines and explores today’s latest medical progress in health and wellness issues and their impact on society--with hundreds of premium documentaries, profiles, reports, and interviews.

  • iPoll   

    A database containing public opinion survey data collected by Roper.

  • JSTOR (Journal Storage Archive)   

    Multidisciplinary eJournal platform that provides complete back runs of journals in the following licensed collections: Arts & Sciences I-IV and VII, Life Sciences, Plant Sciences, Current Scholarship and Early Journal Content. On the JSTOR platform.

  • LGBT Life with Full Text   

    Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender indexing/full-text database that covers journal, magazine and newspaper articles. On the EBSCOhost platform.

  • Library of Congress Digital Collections    UW login not required

    Gateway to over 300 digital collections maintained by the Library Of Congress including documents, photographs, motion pictures, sheet music, sound recordings, and more.

  • London Low Life   

    English history full-text archive that reproduces books, maps and ephemera about London crime from 18th to early 20th century. On the Adam Matthew platform.

  • Mass Observation Online   

    British history full-text archive that reproduces social history print and media materials collected at the University of Sussex. On the Adam Matthew platform.

  • Medieval Family Life   

    Historic full-text archive that reproduces British medieval letters from the 15th century. On the Adam Matthew platform.

  • Migration to New Worlds   

    From the century of immigration, through to the modern era, Migration to New Worlds charts the emigration experience of millions across 200 years of turbulent history. Explore the rise and fall of the New Zealand Company, discover British, European and Asian migration and investigate unique primary source personal accounts, shipping logs, printed literature and organizational papers supplemented by carefully compiled teaching and research aids. Modules include: The Century of Immigration, and: The Modern Era.

  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context   

    Current events full-text database the collects materials (articles, reference books, media) on controversial issues. On the Gale In Context platform.

  • Periodicals Index Online   

    Multidisciplinary indexing database that indexes journal articles from 1665 to 1995. On the Chadwyck-Healey platform.

  • Pop Culture Studies (Gale OneFile)   

    Pop culture is all around us and influences our lives every day. For any social sciences, history, art, or liberal arts researcher, the Popular Culture Collection provides useful information from over two million articles found in over 100 subject-appropriate, full-text periodicals that are updated daily.

  • Popline    UW login not required

    Population indexing/full-text database that covers journal articles, other scientific and technical publications and grey literature; most published after 2000 are in full-text. Provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development. On the K4Health platform.

  • Popular Medicine in America, 1800-1900   

    This unique collection showcases the development of 'popular' medicine in America during the nineteenth century, through an extensive range of material that was aimed at the general public rather than medical professionals. Explore an array of printed sources, including rare books, pamphlets, trade cards, and visually-rich advertising ephemera.

  • ProQuest Central   

    Database platform that includes 100-some other indexing, full-text and reference databases (listed separately). On the ProQuest platform.

  • PsycArticles (APA)   

    Psychology indexing/full-text database that includes the American Psychology Association eJournals. On the EBSCOhost platform.

  • Psycinfo (APA)   

    Major psychology indexing database that covers journals, books, and dissertations back to the 1800s. On the EBSCOhost platform.

  • Race Relations in America   

    Archive of speeches, reports, surveys, and analyses produced by the Race Relations Department and its annual Institute at Fisk University from 1943-1970.

  • SAGE Journals   

    Multidisciplinary eJournal platform that provides full-text of library-licensed journals.

  • SAGE Knowledge   

    Provides access to e-books, reference works, and streaming videos in the subject areas of business & management; counseling & psychotherapy; criminology & criminal justice; education; geography, earth & environmental science; health & social care; media, communication & cultural studies; politics & international relations; psychology; and sociology.

  • Sage Research Methods   

    Collection of books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos covering the full range of research methods used in the social and behavioral sciences, plus a wide range of methods commonly used in science, technology, medicine, and the humanities. Also includes interactive tools to assist in the planning of research projects and the exploration of methods.

  • SimplyAnalytics   

    Database providing information on demographics, marketing, consumer behavior and lifestyle segmentation, product usage, health, and business listings for the United States at all levels of geography (states, Congressional districts, counties, cities/places, zip codes, census tracts, and block groups). Data packages include US Census data back to 1980, ConneXions, Consumer Buying Power, D&B Company Data, EASI, FBI Uniform Crime Reporting, FinancialCLOUT, MRI Consumer Survey, Neilsen, PRIZM, P$YCLE, Retail Market Power, SimmonsLOCAL, and more. Supports creation of reports and maps that can be exported in a variety of formats, including shapefiles. Access limited to 3 simultaneous users.

  • Sixties, The: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives   

    Interdisciplinary full-text archives that reproduces diaries, letters, autobiographies, oral histories, government documents, memorabilia and scholarly commentary on the American sixties. On the Alexander Street Press platform.

  • Social Explorer   

    Interactive visual interface for analysis of census data and demographic information about the United States, from 1790 to the present.

  • Social Science Database   

    Social Science Database offers indexing and full text for hundreds of academic journals, providing extensive coverage across a wide range of social science disciplines including anthropology, communication, criminology, economics, education, political science, psychology, social work, and sociology.

  • Social Sciences Citation Index   

    Social science indexing database covering journal articles and citation information back to 1956. Part of Web of Science on the Web of Knowledge platform.

  • Social Sciences Premium Collection   

    This collection provides access to databases covering the international literature in the social sciences, including politics, sociology, social services, anthropology, criminology and education. Featured databases include IBSS, PAIS and Sociological Abstracts. Together, they provide abstracts, indexing and full text coverage of journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, working papers and more, including deep indexing and full text from over 1000 important social science journals.

  • Social Services Abstracts   

    Social work indexing database that covers journals, theses and book reviews back to 1979. On the ProQuest platform.

  • Social Theory   

    Social Theory is an innovative and highly practical resource for students and scholars in the humanities and social sciences. The database brings together an extensive range of influential writings representing the most important trends of sociological thought from the eighteenth century to the present day. Included in the more than 150,000 pages of searchable content are seminal works by such theorists as Harriet Martineau, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Max Weber, Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, Jürgen Habermas, Talcott Parsons, Michel Foucault and Jean Baudrillard.

  • Sociological Abstracts   

    Major sociology indexing database that covers journals, books, theses and conference papers back to 1952. On the ProQuest platform.

  • Sociology Database   

    Sociology Database covers the international literature of sociology and social work, including relevant titles from related fields such as social policy, social care, social services, social anthropology, gender studies, gerontology, social psychology and population studies. It includes hundreds of full-text scholarly journals, as well as dissertations and other sources.

  • SocioSite    UW login not required

    Sociology web guide that provides links to journals, data archives, directories, etc. On its own website.

  • Twentieth Century Advice Literature: North American Guides on Race, Gender, Sex, and the Family   

    Twentieth Century Advice Literature: North American Guides on Race, Gender, Sex, and the Family allows students and researchers to immerse themselves in the values and behaviors of Americans of the past. The collection provides a window into American social history by bringing together the instructional, prescriptive, behavioral, and etiquette literature that defined standards of personal conduct for millions of Americans and reflected the prevailing social mores across the twentieth century. The collection contains fully searchable handbooks, manuals, textbooks, etiquette guides, self-help books, instructional pamphlets, and how-to books that illustrate both how Americans actually behaved and how they felt they ought to behave. The collection currently includes 152,489 pages.

  • Victorian Popular Culture   

    Historic full-text archive that reproduces British and American works. Modules include: Spiritualism, Sensation and Magic; Circuses, Sideshows and Freaks; Music Hall, Theatre and Popular Entertainment; and Moving Pictures, Optical Entertainments and the Advent of Cinema. On the Adam Matthew platform.

  • Web of Science (core collection)   

    Multidisciplinary indexing database that combines journal citation index databases in arts & humanities, social sciences and sciences, as well as conference proceedings and book citation indexes. The Current Chemical Reactions and Index Chemicus databases are also included in the Core Collection. All component databases can be searched separately as well.

  • Wiley Online Library   

    Multidisciplinary collection of library-licensed journals and ebooks published by Wiley and associated publishers.

  • Women and Social Movements in Modern Empires Since 1820   

    Women and Social Movements in Modern Empires since 1820 explores prominent themes in world history since 1820: conquest, colonization, settlement, resistance, and post-coloniality, as told through women’s voices. Includes documents related to the Habsburg Empire, the Ottoman Empire, the British, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, and United States Empires, and settler societies in the United States, New Zealand, and Australia.

  • Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000   

    Women and Social Movements in the United States is a resource for students and scholars of U.S. history and U.S. women's history. Organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000, this collection seeks to advance scholarly debates and understanding about U.S. women’s history generally and at the same time make those insights accessible to teachers and students at universities, colleges, and high schools. The collection currently includes 123 document projects and archives with 5,100 documents and more than 170,000 pages of additional full-text documents, written by 2,700 primary authors. It also includes book, film, and website reviews, notes from the archives, and teaching tools.

  • Women's Studies International   

    Major women's studies indexing/full-text database that covers journals, books, theses and other formats back to 1972. On the EBSCOhost platform.

  • World Development Indicators   

    Economics statistical database of world-wide development data from officially-recognized sources. On the World dataBank platform.


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