Research Databases: Social Sciences
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- Academic Search Complete
(EBSCO) Multi-disciplinary database; full text of articles from over 5,300 journals, magazines and newspapers, plus image collections.
- Academic Video Online: Premium
(Alexander Street Press) Full-length videos on various topics, documentaries, instructional materials and limited historical news reports.
- Communication & Mass Media Complete
(EBSCO) Full text from over 500 journals for communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields.
- 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.
- Films on Demand (LSCS Libraries)
(Films Media Group) High-quality, educational streaming video from companies such as Films for the Humanities, BBC, and PBS.
- 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.
- 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 Sites – free 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
(EBSCO) Search complete electronic books. Set up a free account and download to your PC, Mac, Nook, Sony, Android, iPhone, or iPad.
- E-Libro Premium
(ProQuest) Over 100,000 ebook titles covering a full range of academic topics. General reference works are also included.
- 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.
- Media Education Foundation Collection
(Kanopy) Streaming video source that provides access to Media Education Foundation produced documentaries covering topics such as communication, media, political science, anthropology, and more.
- 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.
- Statistical Abstract of the U.S. (Online Edition) (LSCS Libraries)
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.
- US Major Dailies (LSCS Libraries)
(ProQuest) Full text of Chicago Tribune, NY Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post.
TexShare databases are funded in part by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.