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Subject Guide: Psychology, Sociology & Social Work

Selected Databases

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection - (EBSCO): Nearly 575 full-text publications, including 550 peer-reviewed titles, in psychiatry & psychology, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.

PsycInfo - (EBSCO): From the APA, contains nearly 2.3 million citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, all in psychology and related disciplines, 97% peer-reviewed, in 25 different languages.

Social Services Abstracts - (CSA/Proquest): Abstracts and indexes over 1,300 journals, plus book reviews and doctoral dissertations in social work, human services, social policy, social welfare, and community development.

SAGE Journals Online: SAGE publishes more than 500 journals in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine. SAGE Journals Online is the delivery platform that provides online access to the full text of individual SAGE journals. The SAGE Full-Text Collections, SAGE's award-winning, discipline-specific research databases, are also available on SAGE Journals Online.

SpringerLink Journals: Full-text of over 1,900 journals and over 20,000 books published by Springer Business and Science Media.

Annual Reviews: Annual Reviews provides authoritative, analytic reviews in 32 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Physical, and Social Sciences. Annual Reviews saves you time by synthesizing the vast amount of primary research literature and identifying the principal contributions in your field.

More Resources

Electronic Collections Online - (OCLC): OCLC List of 19 full text & 11 citation/abstract databases.

Gale Virtual Reference Library: The sources that Gale Virtual Reference Library offers in eBook format include multi-volume encyclopedias, biographical collections, business plan handbooks, company history compilations, consumer health references, and specialized reference sources. Subjects covered include Arts, Biography, Business, Education, Environment, History, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation and World, Religion, Science, and Social Science.

ICPSR - (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research): The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is an organization of member institutions working together to maintain and provide access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction.

JSTOR: JSTOR is a not-for-profit organization with a dual mission to create and maintain a trusted archive of important scholarly journals, and to provide access to these journals as widely as possible. JSTOR offers researchers the ability to retrieve high-resolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated. JSTOR is an interdisciplinary archive of hundreds of journals in the arts, humanities, business and social sciences.

Research Library (Proquest): Search the full collection of journals, magazines and newspapers for information on a broad range of general subjects. (Includes APS Online and Historical New York Times.)

Social Sciences Module - (Proquest): Search periodicals on social science subjects such as anthropology, culture, criminology, political science, social welfare, urban development, and more in this ProQuest Research Library module.

Sociological Abstracts - (CSA/Proquest): Abstracts and indexes over 1,800 journals in sociology and related disciplines, going back to 1952.

Selected Internet Resources

Psychology Resources

  • Science.gov Science.gov is designed to be a user-friendly gateway into the vast, vast world of Government-produced or -sponsored research. Sites, reports, and databases indexed here lead to general information resources as well as specific research results and hard data.
  • American Psychological Association
  • Psychological Sciences on the Net - provides links to nearly 14,000 psychology related sites including organizations, grant information, on-line experiments and psychology tutorials for students.

Sociology Resources

Social Work Resources


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