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SocINDEX with Full Text This link opens in a new window
Covers all aspects of sociology, including criminology, substance abuse, violence, demography, ethnic, racial and gender studies, marriage and family and religion.
Social Sciences Citation Index This link opens in a new window
Multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the social sciences, covering 1900-present.
APA PsycINFO This link opens in a new window
Includes journal articles, book chapters, and more in psychology, sociology, education, physiology, anthropology, business, and law.
JSTOR This link opens in a new window
Provides image and full-text online access to back issues of selected scholarly journals. Deep chronological coverage.
International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS) This link opens in a new window
Bibliography of social science & interdisciplinary research from 1951-
Business Source Complete This link opens in a new window
Includes scholarly business articles, financial data, books, reference works, company profiles, SWOT analyses and more. Useful for Markets & Culture classes.
Encyclopedia of Social Theory by
Publication Date: 2006
Contains more than 500 entries varying from concise definitions of key terms and short biographies of key theorists to comprehensive surveys of leading concepts, debates, themes and schools.
Encyclopedia of Criminology by
Publication Date: 2005
Offers a comprehensive review of the pivotal concepts, measures, theories, and practices that comprise criminology and criminal justice.