Social Sciences

Historical Abstracts with Full Text

(EBSCO) - Historical Abstracts with Full Text covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present. This database provides access to the full text of selected journals and books as well as citations to books, dissertations, theses, and selected historical articles.

ICPSR (The Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research)

ICPSR is the world's largest online archive of social science data, supplying data files for use with statistical software such as SAS, SPSS and Stata. If you have questions about ICPSR, please contact our ICPSR Official Representative, Dr. Heidi Berggren, at hberggren@umassd.edu.

JSTOR

A full-text online collection of core scholarly journals from their first issues (some date back to the 1800's) to between two and five years prior to the present. Subject coverage includes arts & sciences, business, education, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, anthropology, Asian studies, health and general sciences, economics, population studies, sociology, botany, and ecology. The journals can be browsed by journal issue or searched by keywords, topics, titles, authors and dates. 

Kanopy

(Kanopy) - An on-demand streaming film service that provides access to a wide range of documentaries, instructional lessons, and movies for education in all disciplines.

Mental Measurements Yearbook

(EBSCO) - From the Buros Institute, contains descriptive information and critical reviews of new and revised tests from all of the the Buros Institute's Yearbooks (1935-present). The database covers more than 2,200 commercially-available tests in categories such as personality, developmental, behavioral assessment, neuropsychological, achievement, intelligence and aptitude, educational, speech & hearing, and sensory motor. Each entry includes test name and classification; author(s); publisher, publication date; price; time requirements; score descriptions; levels; and intended populations. (Updated every six months)

Military Database

(ProQuest) - "A comprehensive collection of material on military subjects such as defense, aeronautics and space flight, civil engineering, political science, and more."

National Criminal Justice Reference Service

(NCJRS) - “is a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.” This “free” web-based database offers access to many full-text publications as well as citations and abstracts to additional journal articles and reports. Remember to check the library's holdings if NCJRS only provides a citation and abstract. Use the library's Interlibrary Loan service to obtain articles and reports not owned by the library.

Opposing Viewpoints

(Gale) - Opposing Viewpoints covers timely issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana. This cross-curricular resource supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Informed, differing views help learners develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions.

OxResearch Database

(ProQuest) - "Provides succinct analytical articles covering world and regional economic and political developments of major significance. Evaluates issues and events within a coherent political, social, and economic framework. Contains objective, multi-disciplinary articles compiled by an extensive international network of over 1,000 faculty members at Oxford and other leading universities around the world, as well as think-tanks and institutes of international standing."

Philosopher's Index

(EBSCO) - is a current and comprehensive bibliographic database covering scholarly research in all major fields of philosophy. The Index features author-written abstracts covering scholarly research published in journals and books, including contributions to anthologies and book reviews. Philosopher's Index contains research published since 1940, including nearly 570 journals from 43 countries with content representing a variety of languages.

Political Science Complete

(EBSCO) - Coverage includes subjects such as comparative politics, law and legislation, humanitarian issues, international relations, political theory and non-governmental organizations.

Project MUSE

A full-text collection of scholarly, peer-reviewed journals in the humanities and social sciences. UMass Dartmouth subscribes to the standard collection, which grants our students and faculty access to most, but not all, Project MUSE titles. You can limit your search to the standard collection titles by selecting the check box for "Only content I have full access to," which is located under "Additional Search Options."

ProQuest Central

(ProQuest) - A multidisciplinary database that covers a broad range of subject areas, such as business and economics, medical and health, news and world affairs, science, education, technology, humanities, social sciences, psychology, literature, law, and women's studies. Content includes over 19,000 periodical titles as well as thousands of dissertations, newspapers, working papers, case studies, market and industry reports, and videos.

PsycArticles

(EBSCO) - Offers complete access to more than 180,000 full-text articles from more than 100 journals in the psychological sciences, including basic/experimental psychology, clinical psychology, developmental psychology, education and school psychology, health psychology, and industrial/organizational psychology. Coverage includes full-text titles from as early as 1894.

Psychology Database

(ProQuest) - "Complete full-text coverage from top psychology and related publications, this database meets the needs of both students and mental-health professionals."

PsycInfo

(EBSCO) - PsycInfo contains more than 4 million bibliographic records for research in the field of psychology, including citations, journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations, and technical reports. Journal coverage spans the 17th century to present, including international material selected from more than 2,500 periodicals in over 35 languages. More than 60,000 records are added each year. Also includes information about the psychological aspects of related disciplines such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business and law. Incorporates searchable full text articles from 43 journals published by the American Psychological Association and 8 from allied organizations. 

Religion Database

(ProQuest) - "A comprehensive collection of journals covering religious issues and perspectives, including religious news and information, commentary on topics of general interest from the perspective of a particular religion, and formal theological studies."

Research Library

(ProQuest) - A general reference database that covers a broad range of subjects, from business and political science to literature and psychology. 

Social Science Database

(ProQuest) - Provides indexing and access to hundreds of journals in the social sciences and related fields. Most journals included provide full text. 

SocINDEX

(EBSCO) - Offers coverage of all subdisciplines of sociology, including anthropology, criminal justice, political science, social work, and social psychology. The database includes full text for more than 300 journals, 545 books and monographs, and 6,711 conference papers.

U.S. History (Gale In Context)

(GALE) - Contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. Merges reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a portal environment.

USA.gov

A centralized place to find information from U.S. local, state, and federal government agency websites.

Web of Science Core Collection

(Clarivate Analytics) - Web of Science Core Collection provides indexed and searchable cited references from scholarly journals, books, conference proceedings and open access articles in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.  The library has access to Science Citation, 1999-present; Social Sciences, 2014-present; Arts & Humanities, 2014-present; and Emerging Sources, 2015-present. 

Westlaw Campus Research

Westlaw Campus Research provides access to all federal and states cases; federal statutes and regulations; news sources; law journals; and business content to include Hoover's Company Records, SEC filings, and a Company Investigator tool. 

 

Women's Studies International

(EBSCO) - Covers the core disciplines in Women’s Studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research. Coverage includes more than 586,600 records and spans from 1972 and earlier to present. This database supports curriculum development in the areas of sociology, history, political science & economy, public policy, international relations, arts & humanities, business and education. Over 2,000 periodical sources are represented.

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