Sociology Databases

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Most Useful

Database Name
Sociological Abstracts

Indexes articles on all aspects of sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.

Dates of coverage: 1963 - present
Content Type: scholarly articles
Web of Science (ISI)

Multidisciplinary database that includes Science Citation Index and Social Science Citation Index.

Dates of coverage: 1980 - present
Content Type: scholarly articles

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Database Name
Academic Search Complete

Multidisciplinary database that indexes journals from a wide range of subject areas, including literature, history, ethnic studies, computer science, engineering, physics, chemistry, and medical sciences. Includes many fulltext articles. 

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies.
Content Type: scholarly articles
AccessUN

Index of United Nations documents, records, reports and resolutions. Includes some fulltext documents.

Dates of coverage: 1956 - Present
Content Type: primary sources
African American Experience

Fulltext collection of materials covering African American history and culture. Topics covered include music, folklore, biography, education, politics and civil rights. The collection includes primary sources and encyclopedias.

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies.
Content Type: encyclopedia, primary sources
Annual Reviews

Fulltext access to 29 Annual Reviews journals. Topics include biomedical, physical and social sciences, such as genetics, sociology, biochemistry and computer science. 

Dates of coverage: 1984 - present
Content Type: scholarly articles
Ethnic NewsWatch

Full text collection of journals, magazines and newspapers from ethnic, minority and native presses.

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies.
Content Type: news, scholarly articles
Sage Research Methods

SAGE Research Methods includes books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos by academics from across the social sciences, including the largest collection of qualitative methods books available online from any scholarly publisher. Provides access to SAGE Research Methods Datasets, SAGE Research Methods Cases, and SAGE Research Methods Video as well.

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies.
Content Type: data, ebooks, films, reference source, scholarly articles
Science Direct

Index to hundreds of journals from a wide range of subject areas, including science, computer science, medicine, education, business and social science.

Dates of coverage: 1993 - present
Content Type: scholarly articles
Social Science Citation Index (Web of Science)

Multidisciplinary database that covers over 1700 journals in a wide range of disciplines, including anthropology, history, psychology, political science, public health and sociology.

Dates of coverage: 1980 - present
Content Type: scholarly articles
Social Sciences Abstracts

Interdisciplinary index to periodicals in the social sciences. Coverage includes anthropology, criminal justice, economics, environmental studies, ethics, gender, political science, psychology and sociology.

Dates of coverage: 1984 - present
Content Type: scholarly articles
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

Index of materials related to political science, including history and theory, comparative, international, political psychology, law, and public administration and policy.

Dates of coverage: 1975 - present
Content Type: scholarly articles