Recommended starting places
Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost)
A large academic multi-disciplinary database providing indexing for over 8,000 journals and full text for nearly 4,700 (including more than 3,600 peer-reviewed journals). PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for some journals.
Social Sciences Full Text (EBSCOhost)
1983-present. Contains indexing for more than 500 publications covering a wide range of interdisciplinary fields such as addiction studies, anthropology, corrections, economics, gender studies, gerontology, minority studies, political sciences, psychology, sociology. Indexing coverage dates back to 1983, and abstracts date back to 1994.
Sociological Abstracts (ProQuest)
1952-present. Covers journal articles, dissertations, books, and book reviews in sociology and related disciplines.
Family & Society Studies Worldwide (EBSCOhost)
1970-present. Provides coverage of research, policy, and practice in the fields of family science, human ecology, human development, and social welfare.
PAIS International (ProQuest)
1972-present. Covers public and social policy issues related to a wide variety of disciplines including economics, law, education, political science, sociology, public administration, public health, science and technology. Contains references to journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies, and Internet material.
Social Sciences Citation Index (ISI Web of Science)
Web of Science includes Arts & Humanities Citation Index (2004-present), Science Citation Index (1999-present), and Social Sciences Citation Index (1965-present). It offers bibliographic citations and cited references from a broad range of disciplines, and is useful as a citation analysis tool.
Social Services Abstracts (ProQuest)
1979-present. Covers journal articles and dissertations in the areas of social work, human services, social welfare, and social policy.
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