Sociology Resources

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Indexes citations to journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, and conference proceedings in the field of sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.

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Consists of full text, research reviews of current and emerging topics within sociology.

Offers indexing and abstracts for journals. Includes full text articles.

Offers citations, abstracts, and full text articles in scholarly journals on crime trends, prevention and deterrence, juveniles, police, courts,and sentencing.

Maintains citations, abstracts, and full text of dissertations from 1997 to the present along with citations and abstracts for selected masters theses from 1962 to the present. Includes subject, title, and author indexing to U.S. dissertations from 1861 to the present.

Provides citations and abstracts of articles in environmental, ecology, and water resources journals, conference proceedings, EPA reports, and books.

Indexes education documents (ED), and education journal articles (EJ), from 1966 to the present. Covers all educational levels and aspects of education. Full text journal articles (EJ), and education documents on microfiche (ED 1966-2003), are still available. Click on the information icon regarding the status of full text ERIC documents(ED).

Includes current newspapers, magazines, newsletters, and community publications of the ethnic, minority, and native presses. Includes scholarly journals on ethnicities and ethnic studies. Provides full text in English and Spanish.

Combines Women's Studies International and Men's Studies databases. Provides citations to journal articles, conference papers, book chapters, governement reports, and working papers as well as theses and dissertations. 

Google Scholar searches the academic, scholarly Web for peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles. Searching Google Scholar from the Portland State University Library will identify full text articles available from PSU Library resources as well as open access articles from other universities and colleges.

Archives social science data that includes aging, child care, criminal justice, demography, education, political science as well as public and mental health.

Contains full text articles from major research journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Coverage of most journals starts from the beginning of a journal's publication and typically excludes the most recent three to five years.

Indexes and contains full text of  international literature regarding gay, lesbian, bisexual, transexual, and transgender issues.

Covers public affairs, public and social policy, and international relations. Includes national and international journal articles, books, government documents, statistics, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, microfiche, and pertinent web sites.

Maintains citations and abstracts for journal articles, books, and dissertations in psychology about human behavior from 1879 to the present.

Provides citations and abstracts for journal articles in all areas of medical practice and research from 1953 to the present.

Maintains abstracts and datasets for public opinion survey results from U.S. academic, commercial, and media opinion surveys. Download of datasets from Roper require that users create an account using a PSU email address.

Contains full text, Sage research methods books, handbooks, and encyclopedias. Includes videos and interactive mapping tools.

Social Explorer is an online research tool designed to access current and historical U.S. Census data and demographic information. It contains maps, profile reports, data elements, and variables.

Contains state-level historical data for the areas of agriculture, crime and law enforcement, defense, economy, education, employment and labor, energy and environment, geography, government finances, health, households and housing, population, social welfare as well as transportation.

Maintains citation searching for high impact research journals in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Indexes articles related to political institutions, international law and politics, public policy, public administration, political theory, and political economics. Indexes sources from 1975 to the present.