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Social Work & Related Social Science Articles

  • Social Work Abstracts (EBSCOhost) -- 1965-present
    Selectively indexes over 900 journals for articles relating to social work and human services.
  • Sage Journals Online
    Full-text articles from around 500 social sciences & humanities journals, back to 1999. Indexing only for articles older than 1999 & around 30 journals this library does not subscribe to. Click "Sage Content Available to Me" to limit to full text.
  • SocINDEX with Full Text (EBSCOhost)
    Comprehensive database for sociology, with solid coverage for social work, social psychology, addictions, and criminal justice issues. Full text for 890 journals dating back as far as 1908, with selective text and abstracts for over 3500 others going back as far as 1895, plus numerous books, conference papers, and other monographs.
  • PsycINFO (EBSCOhost) --1806-present
    "The largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health" according to its vendor. Indexes over 2,500 journals (in dozens of languages) going back to the 1800s, plus selected book chapters, books, and dissertations.
  • Social Sciences Full Text (EBSCOhost) -- 1984-present
    Indexing and abstracts for over 625 social science periodicals, including over 400 peer-reviewed journals. Full text of some 215 journals back to 1995.
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science) -- 1992-present
    Indexes articles and analyzes citations from over 3,000 social sciences journals back to 1992. Note that the database automatically searches Science Citation Index as well. Use the limiters in the Search Results screen to narrow your results to specific social science disciplines.
  • Search Multiple Social Science Databases (EBSCOhost)
    Looking for something obscure or not finding enough articles? Try searching Social Work Abstracts, SocINDEX, and PsycINFO at the same time.
  • Wiley Online  
    Full-text access to around 550 (mostly) science journals published by John Wiley & Sons, back to 1997. The database includes citations for another 1500 titles, as well citations for articles older than 1997 of all 2000+ titles.
  • Criminal Justice Abstracts (EBSCOhost)
    Full text articles from around 270 criminal justice journals, with indexing/abstracting from another 100. Covers criminal justice and related areas such as corrections, police, and forensics.

Policy Articles

Looking for articles on particular public policy issues or legal analysis? Try one of these databases:

  • Academic Search Complete (EBSCOhost)
    Full-text articles on all subjects from over 7900 journals, with indexing and abstracts for at least another 4300 journals dating back as far as 1911. Also includes full text articles from over 1100 magazines and trade journals, plus indexing for another 400 non-scholarly titles. Also indexes books, reports, and conference proceedings.
  • ProQuest Research Library
    Full-text articles from over 3600 journals or magazines (and indexing for about 1500 more titles) going back as far as 1971.
  • LexisNexis Academic Legal
    Full-text articles from over 500 law reviews & 300 legal magazines/newspapers; federal & state court cases (including the ability to Shepardize) and federal & state codes.
  • Contemporary Women's Issues (Gale) -- 1992-present
    Interdisciplinary database offering full-text articles and reports on women's issues around the world from books, reports, magazines and journals.
  • LGBT Life with Full Text (EBSCOhost)
    Full-text articles from 15 journals, around 30 magazines, and over 300 books, along with indexing from another 60 journals and 80 magazines/newspapers. Dates of coverage vary by title, but some go back to the mid-1950s/1960s.
  • Bibliography of Native North Americans (EBSCOhost)
    Indexes articles from around 100 journals and another 60 magazines on all aspects of Native North American culture and history, back to the 1950s.
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts -- 1975-present
    Covers political science, international relations, law and public administration from around 1500 journals.
  • Urban Studies Abstracts (EBSCOhost) -- 1973-present
    Indexes over 200 journals and a dozen magazines covering urban studies, community development, urban history, and related fields.

News Articles

Want news articles or editorials on particular issues? These databases offer full-text articles from newspapers or news magazines:

  • ProQuest Newsstand
    Full-text articles from over 1400 national and international newspapers, including Spokesman Review, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. Coverage dates vary title by title, but at best 1980-present.
  • LexisNexis Academic News
    Full-text articles covering news from over 350 U.S. & international newspapers; 300 magazines; tv/radio & Congressional transcripts; major wire services; and Roper opinion polls.

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