Sociology

Article Databases

Academic Search Complete Key site [UCSD Only]
Multidisciplinary database that indexes and abstracts articles in more than 10,900 journals and other publications in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian and Portuguese; full-text is available for over 5300 journals.

Alt-PressWatch Key site [UCSD Only]
1995-present. Full text database of newspapers, magazines and journals of the alternative and independent press. Provides a valuable new source of coverage, viewpoints and perspectives to complement and challenge the coverage of the mainstream media.

Ethnic NewsWatch Key site [UCSD Only]
1960-present. Full text U.S. ethnic community newspapers, newsletters, magazines. Includes African-American, Arab/Middle Eastern, Asian-Pacific, European-American, Hispanic, Jewish, Native-American. Searchable in English and Spanish.

Family & Society Studies Worldwide Key site [UCSD Only]
Publications indexed are drawn from a wide range of social science disciplines including anthropology, sociology, psychology, demography, health sciences, education, economics, law, history, and social work. Covers 1970-present.

GenderWatch Key site [UCSD Only]
A full text database of publications that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas. 1970s-present.

JSTOR Key site [UCSD Only]
Search by subject or browse full text of more than 500 scholarly journals in social sciences, humanities, and sciences, to their earliest issues. Many titles extend as far back as late 19th or early 20th centuries; most recent 3-5 years not included.

Social Services Abstracts Key site [UCSD Only]
Identifies articles about community development, family and social welfare, social work, gerontology, poverty and homelessness, etc. Includes web resources, too.

Sociological Abstracts Key site [UCSD Only]
1963-present. Abstracts journal articles, monographs, dissertations, conference proceedings, other research covering sociology, social work, and related social sciences. Also includes selected web resources.

Sociology: A SAGE Full-text Collection Key site [UCSD Only]
Includes the full-text of 28 journals published by SAGE and participating societies, some journals going back twenty years. Database consists of bibliographic records as well as the complete text of each journal article in pdf format.

Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000 Key site [UCSD Only]
Database of digitized books, images, documents, essays and bibliographies documenting women's reform activities in the U.S., mostly from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Women's Studies International Key site [UCSD Only]
1972-present. Abstracts of journal articles, books and other materials drawn from a variety of women's studies databases, including Women's Studies Abstracts (1984-present).

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts Key site [UCSD Only]
1975-present. Research within the political science discipline and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration/policy.

Africa-Wide Information [UCSD Only]
19th century-present. Incorporates African Studies and South African Studies databases. Sources include books, periodicals and magazines articles, newspapers, pamphlets, maps, reports, theses, much more. Nearly 2 million records.

Alternative Press Index [UCSD Only]
1991-present. Citations to articles in roughly 381 alternative, radical, and left publications in North America. which report and analyze the practices and theories of cultural, economic, political, and social change.

Alternative Press Index Archive [UCSD Only]
1969-1990. Citations to articles alternative, radical, and left publications in North America which report and analyze the practices and theories of cultural, economic, political, and social change.

America: History and Life [UCSD Only]
1964-present. International database for research on all periods of U.S. and Canadian history, including very recent years. Includes abstracts of journal articles and listings of books and dissertations. For rest of world use Historical Abstracts.

Anthropology Plus [UCSD Only]
Indexing database for anthropology, archaeology & related topics. Indexes articles in 2500+ scholarly journals, 1870 to present. Combines databases: Anthropological Literature (Harvard/Tozzer) and Anthropological Index (Royal Anthropological Institute).

Chicano Database [UCSD Only]
Comprehensive bibliographic index representing all types of material on Mexican-American topics. Provides extensive indexing from 1960s to the present; selective coverage back to early 1900s. Since 1992 includes articles on the broader Latino experience.

CMCHResearch: Center on Media and Child Health
Lists and describes publications on the effect of media exposure on childrens' physical and mental health.

Communication Abstracts [UCSD Only]
1963-present. Abstracts articles, reports, papers, books from a variety of publishers and research institutions in all areas of communication studies (mass, interpersonal and new communication technologies).
For more recent articles use Communication Studies: Full Text
Also use ComAbstracts for additional journals

Criminology: A SAGE Full-text Collection [UCSD Only]
Includes full-text of 17 journals published by SAGE and participating societies, some journals go back 20 years. Subjects covered: Criminal Justice, Juvenile Delinquency & Justice, Corrections, Policing, Forensic Psychology, Family & Domestic Violence.

Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS Online)
1935-present. A bibliography of books, journal articles, proceedings in social sciences and humanities, edited by scholars selected by the Library of Congress.

Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS Web)
1990-present. A bibliography of books, journal articles, proceedings in social sciences and humanities, edited by scholars selected by the Library of Congress.

HAPI: Hispanic American Periodicals Index [UCSD Only]
1970-present. Lists journal articles on Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean, the U.S.-Mexico border region, and Hispanics in the U.S.

IIBP: International Index to Black Periodicals [UCSD Only]
Citations and abstracts from over 150 scholarly and popular journals, newspapers and newsletters from the United States, Africa and the Caribbean (as far back as 1902)--and full-text coverage of over 40 core Black Studies periodicals (1998 forward).

Index to Current Urban Documents Online (1995)- [UCSD Only]
Index and search engine providing full-text access to documents from local governments, civic organizations, and planning agencies from 500 cities in the United States and Canada.

Justice Information Center
Summaries of 160,000 criminal justice publications: books, articles and research reports; plus a collection of full text documents and links to web sites on all aspects of criminal justice.

Labordoc
Labordoc, the ILO Library's database, contains references and full text access to the world's literature on the world of work.

Left Index [UCSD Only]
1990-present. Access to the diversity of literature on the left, with a primary emphasis on politically and culturally engaged scholarship inside and outside the academy and a secondary emphasis on significant but little known sources of news and ideas.

LGBT Life [UCSD Only]
A resource for literature regarding gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues. Contains indexing and abstracts for more than 120 GLBT-specific core periodicals.

Men's Bibliography: A comprehensive bibliography of writing on men, masculinities, gender, and sexualities
Extensive list of books & articles on men's issues: masculinity, fatherhood, divorce, men's groups, gay men, aging, sports, pornography, men's liberation, prison, humor, sexuality, and more. Includes search function!

National Criminal Justice Reference System
Abstracts 1970s-present. Summaries of U.S. criminal justice publications, including Federal, State and local government reports, books, journal articles, other research.

PAIS Archive 1915-1976 [UCSD Only]
Lists articles, books, and government publications on issues of public policy, including politics, government, economy, marine policy, law.

PAIS International (Public Affairs Information Service) [UCSD Only]
1972-present. Lists print and electronic articles, books, and government publications on issues of public policy, including politics, government, economy, marine policy, law.

Periodicals Archive Online [UCSD Only]
1665-2000. Full text of 1.4 million articles from 450 North American and European journals in arts, humanities, social sciences. 20 percent non-English.

Periodicals Index Online [UCSD Only]
1665-1995. Index to 16 million articles from 4,700 North American and European scholarly journals in arts, humanities, social sciences; 30 percent non-English language.

Population Index
1986-2000. Annotated bibliography of recently published books, journal articles, working papers, and other materials on population topics.

Population Index on JSTOR [UCSD Only]
1937-1985. Annotated bibliography of books, journal articles, working papers, and other material on population studies.

Project Muse: Scholarly Journals Online [UCSD Only]
Search by subject or browse full text of scholarly journals in the arts and humanities, social sciences and mathematics. Coverage begins 1995 or later, depending on the publication.

PsycINFO [UCSD Only]
1806-present. From the American Psychological Association. Provides access to scholarly literature in the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences. Includes jrnl articles, books, chapters, and dissertations. Over 2,400 jrnl titles indexed.

Race Relations Abstracts [UCSD Only]
1975-present. Includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to race relations, including ethnic studies, discrimination, immigration studies, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.

Sage urban studies abstracts v.26(1998)-v.30(2002). OCLC FirstSearch Eco [UCSD Only]
Index for all aspects of Urban Studies from 1998 to 2002. Includes abstracts and many full-text links.

Social Sciences Citation Index: SSCI [UCSD Only]
1956-present. Provides author, keyword, and cited reference searching to more than 1700 leading social sciences journals. In many cases with searchable abstracts plus links to e-journal images. One of the Web of Science databases.

Social Sciences Full Text [UCSD Only]
Indexes and provides abstracts of articles published since 1983 in over 700 social sciences journals, with full text provided for most articles published from 1994+. See long description for subjects covered.

Urban Studies Abstracts [UCSD Only]
1992-present. Index for all aspects of Urban Studies from 1992 to the present. Includes abstracts and many full-text links. Formerly Sage Urban Studies Abstracts.

Web of Knowledge [UCSD Only]
1900-present. Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Science Citation Index. Major database indexes 10,000+ journals in the sciences, social sciences, arts, & humanities, as well as conference proceedings.