Research Databases: Social Sciences

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Most Useful:

  • Academic Search Complete
    (EBSCO) Multi-disciplinary database; full text of articles from over 5,300 journals, magazines and newspapers, plus image collections.
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete
    (EBSCO) Full text from over 500 journals for communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields.
  • Films on Demand (LSCS Libraries)
    (Films Media Group) High-quality, educational streaming video from companies such as Films for the Humanities, BBC, and PBS. 
    NOTE: Disable Compatibility View under Tools menu in Internet Explorer if the films do not play on your IE browser. Compatible browsers include: IE 8.0+, Mozilla Firefox 4.0+, Google Chrome 3+, Apple Safari 4.0+.
  • JSTOR (LSCS Libraries)
    (JSTOR) Complete historical full text of all issues of peer-reviewed journals in a wide range of humanities and social science fields.
  • Project MUSE (LSCS Libraries)
    (Johns Hopkins University Press) Full text of 285 journals in literature, history, international/cultural studies and other humanities and social science fields.
  • Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
    (EBSCO) Nearly 575 full-text publications, including some 550 peer-reviewed journals, in psychiatry, psychology, and related fields.
  • Statistical Abstract of the U.S. (Online Edition) (LSCS Libraries)
    (ProQuest) Help
    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.

Also Try:

  • Bibliography of Native North Americans
    (EBSCO) Citations on a wide range of topics related to native populations in the US and Canada. Not full text.
  • Country Information Sitesfree web
  • CountryWatch (LSC-North Harris only)
    (CountryWatch, Inc.) Provides news, geographical, political, economic, and cultural information and maps on each of the 194 countries of the world. 
  • EBSCO eBook Collection - formerly NetLibrary
    (EBSCO) Search complete electronic books. Set up a free account and download to your PC, Mac, Nook, Sony, Android, iPhone, or iPad.
  • Essay & General Literature Index
    (EBSCO/H.W. Wilson) Almost 86,000 essays in 7,000+ printed anthologies and collections back as 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'A-Z database to check availability online or in one of the libraries' collections.
  • Houston Chronicle - free web
    (Hearst Communications Inc.) Access the electronic copy of today's Houston Chronicle.   (Hearst Communications Inc.) Access the electronic copy of today's Houston Chronicle.  
  • Houston Chronicle Archives - free web
    (Hearst Communications Inc.) Full-text articles from 1985 - 2011. 
  • National Newspapers Core (LSCS Libraries) - Note: Formerly ProQuest Newspapers
    (ProQuest) Full text of Christian Science Monitor, NY Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post. 
  • 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' A-Z database for availability online or in one of the libraries' collections
  • Religion and Philosophy Collection
    (EBSCO) Includes over 300 full-text journals on such topics as world religions, biblical studies, and many aspects of philosophy.
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