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    The American Sociologist         Social Forces

The databases below are subject guides to journals, magazines, newspapers, and so on. For more choices see the Library home page.

Note: Already know the specific journal you want? Use the Journal A-Z List.

  • SocIndex with Full Text (SIFT) (EBSCO)
    -Coverage: all areas of sociology including criminology and criminal justice, demography, ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, marriage & family, social development, social work, substance abuse, violence, etc.
    -Considerable full text
    -Abstracts from as far back as 1895; some full text from recent years
  • Lexis-Nexis Academic
    -Full-text articles from worldwide newspapers, media transcripts, newsletters, journals, etc.
    -Especially important for current news stories and topics dealing with a particular geographic area
    -Legal section: full text of federal and state statutes and court cases; also law journals
    -Dates of coverage: varies by title
  • JSTOR
    -Excellent full-text database covering hundreds of journals in the social sciences and humanities including most of the mainstream sociology journals
    -Coverage begins with the first issue but does not include the last 1-7 years
    -Dates of coverage: varies by title
  • National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts
    -Summaries of federal, state, and local government reports and transcripts, books, statistics, audiovisual materials, etc.
    -Subject coverage: corrections, drugs and crime, law enforcement, juvenile justice, crime statistics, hate crimes, school safety, ex-offender programs, victims of crime, etc.
    -The NCJRS Virtual Library is a separately-searched collection of several thousand full-text publications from the Dept. of Justice and other agencies
    -Dates of coverage: 1970+
  • Humanities and Social Science Retrospective
    -Predecessor to above title covering core social science journals
    -Citations only. No full text
    -Dates of coverage: 1907-1984
  • PsycInfo
    -Some full text of journals and book chapters in psychology and related disciplines
    -Selected topics: motivational and behavioral assessment, social psychology, community mental health, sociological factors affecting behavior, ect.
    -Cited references: show citations or links to full text journal articles citing previously published items
    -Dates of coverage: 1872+
  • Academic Search Complete(EBSCO)
    -Large, interdisciplinary, full-text database covering a selection of journals from every field
    -Coverage varies by title with some pdf content dating back as far as 1887
  • EBSCO (articles on many subjects)
    -Simultaneously search any combination of 20+ available databases such as SocIndex Full Text, PsycINFO, Child Development and Family Studies, ERIC (education), etc.
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