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Databases by Subject: Sociology

Major Indexes

Gender Studies Database

Find journal articles, books and book chapters, and conference papers about gender & women's studies and sexual diversity issues, from 1972-present.

PopLine

Abstracts of population, family planning, and related health issues from journal articles, monographs, technical reports, and unpublished works. The database. 1970-present.

Social Sciences Citation Index (included in Web of Science)

Database of core journal articles and cited references in the social sciences from 1898 to the present.

Sociological Abstracts

Find abstracts and citations to journal articles, dissertations, conference proceedings, and books in sociology, family studies, women's studies, and related social sciences, 1952-present.

Additional Indexes

Black Thought and Culture

Includes full-text of non-fiction published works of leading African Americans and access to interviews, journal articles, and other material of 20th century topics, including politics, religion, history and sports.

CQ Researcher Plus Archive

Find reports and analysis on a variety of current issues. Includes background information, pro/con debates, and a chronology of the issue.

Encyclopedia of Social Measurement

The encyclopedia covers both qualitative and quantitative approaches to social science and social measurement. It is illustrated with tables and figures of actual data sets.

ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) Data Archive

Find and download data sets and documentation in sociology, political science, education, economics, and other areas. Users may search for data, but will need to create an account to download data.

International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Over 4,000 articles about topics in the social and behavioral sciences. Brief biographies of people in the fields covered only if they were born before 1890.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts

Published by the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, this database includes abstracts for more than 210,000 publications, including federal, state and local government reports; journal articles; books; and research reports in the areas of criminal justice, juvenile justice, and substance abuse, from the 1960s to present.

Polling the Nations

Compilation of more than 14,000 surveys conducted by over 1000 polling organizations in the United States and 100 other countries from 1986 to the present time.

PRISMA - Publicaciones y Revistas Sociales y Humanísticas

Full-text scholarly journals in the social sciences and humanities for the interdisciplinary academic study of Hispanic and Latin America and the Caribbean Basin in Spanish, Portuguese and English.

ProQuest Statistical Insight

ProQuest Statistical Insight (formerly LexisNexis Statistical Universe) is a comprehensive source for federal statistics. Also indexes and provides abstracts to US (ASI), state and local governments (SRI), and privately published and international and intergovernmental statistical sources (IIS) from 1973-present.

PsycINFO

Citations and abstracts to articles in journals, dissertations, and book chapters in all areas of psychology from 1887 to the present.

SAGE Research Methods Online

Find books, encyclopedias, dictionaries, journal articles, and videos about research methods. Use the visual tool, Methods Map, to discover information about research methods terms and methodologies.

WGSN Fashion Trend Forecasting & Analysis

WGSN's comprehensive research and analysis service provides for every stage of the product development life cycle. Trends are tracked and analysed from their earliest emergence right through to the products driving retail and e-tail today.

Women and Social Movements International, 1840 to Present

Includes digitized collections of primary materials drawn from more than 300 repositories. Content includes writings of women activists, their personal letters and diaries, and conference proceedings of dozens of women's organizations, including previously unpublished primary sources. Includes materials in English and other languages. Original essays by leading scholars complement the primary sources. Fully integrated into the collection are hundreds of entries from the Dictionary of Women's International Organizations.

World Development Indicators Online (WDI)

It contains statistical data for over 800 development indicators and time series data from 1960-2007 for 227 economies.