Research Databases: Social Sciences
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- Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
(EBSCO) Nearly 575 full-text publications, including some 550 peer-reviewed journals, in psychiatry, psychology, and related fields.
- Communication & Mass Media Complete
(EBSCO) Full text from over 500 journals for communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields.
- Academic Search Complete
(EBSCO) Multi-disciplinary database; full text of articles from over 5,300 journals, magazines and newspapers, plus image collections.
(JSTOR) Complete historical full text of all issues of peer-reviewed journals in a wide range of humanities and social science fields.
- Project MUSE
(Johns Hopkins University Press) Full text of 285 journals in literature, history, international/cultural studies and other humanities and social science fields.
- Religion and Philosophy Collection
(EBSCO) Includes over 300 full-text journals on such topics as world religions, biblical studies, and many aspects of philosophy.
- US Major Dailies
(ProQuest) Full text of Chicago Tribune, NY Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post.
- Essay & General Literature Index
(EBSCO/H.W. Wilson) Indexes almost 86,000 essays in 7,000+ printed humanities and social science anthologies and collections that go back to 1985.
- Family Studies Abstracts
(EBSCO) Locate articles from the last 30 years in essential publications in the areas of marriage, divorce, family therapy, and other areas of key relevance to this discipline. No full-text, but search the publication title in LSCS Libraries' Full Text Finder to check availability online or in one of the libraries' collections.
- Race Relations Abstracts
(EBSCO) Locate peer-reviewed research in ethnic studies, discrimination, immigration studies, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline, as listed. No full text, but search for the publication title in LSCS Libraries' Full Text Finder for availability online or in one of the libraries' collections.
- Bibliography of Native North Americans
(EBSCO) Citations on a wide range of topics related to native populations in the US and Canada. No full text, but search for the publication title in LSCS Libraries' Full Text Finder for availability online or in one of the libraries' collections.
- Statistical Abstract of the U.S. (Online Edition)
Comprehensive summary of statistics about the United States population, industries and more. Browse broad subject categories or search to locate statistics or use as a guide to more information in print and on the internet. Sources include the United States government, as well as commercial publishers.
- Country Information Sites – free web
(CountryWatch, Inc.) Provides news, geographical, political, economic, and cultural information and maps on each of the 194 countries of the world.
- Data and Statistics about the United States - free web
Find data about the U.S. such as maps and population, demographic and economic data.
- Credo Reference
(Credo) Includes materials from over 650 reference books on a variety of topics in higher education, including art, business, history, languages, literature, science, criminal justice, and political science.
- EBSCO eBook Collection
(EBSCO) Search complete electronic books. Set up a free account and download to your PC, Mac, Nook, Sony, Android, iPhone, or iPad.
- Ebook Central
(ProQuest) Over 100,000 ebook titles covering a full range of academic topics. General reference works are also included.
- Films on Demand
(Films Media Group) High-quality, educational streaming video from companies such as Films for the Humanities, BBC, and PBS.
- Academic Video Online: Premium
(Alexander Street Press) Full-length videos on various topics, documentaries, instructional materials and limited historical news reports.
(Kanopy) Classic cinema, independent films, and top documentaries in streaming video. Includes Media Education Foundation Collection.
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- Search WorldCat to find books and articles from libraries worldwide, then apply at your local library for a TexShare card to borrow them directly or request specific books and articles through interlibrary loan.
Selected databases are funded, in part, through TexShare, a division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, utilizing grant funds provided by the US Institute of Museum and Library Services.