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Anthropology, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, & WGS

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Databases by Discipline


Anthropology ** Political Science ** Psychology ** Sociology & WGS

 


General Resources for all Disciplines

Academic Search Complete

This multidisciplinary database offers more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals, and indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and over 13,200 publications including books, reports, and conference proceedings. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format.

Index Islamicus

Index Islamicus is an international bibliography of publications in European language on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world. It covers their history, beliefs, societies, cultures, languages, and literature. This database contains indexing for over 3,400 titles with coverage dating back to 1906.

JSTOR Journal Archive

JSTOR is a digital library of more than 1,500 academic journals, books, and primary sources, available in full-text, from the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Journals can be searched by title, subject, or discipline. For each journal, articles from the first volume through to two to five years before today's date are available.

LexisNexis Academic Universe

Provides the full text of major newspapers from around the world, as well as detailed information about every country worldwide.

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Anthropology

EBSCO Databases in Anthropology

This link will take you to a short list of EBSCO databases appropriate for research in Anthropology.  Resources include Anthropology Plus, America: History & Life, and Historical Abstracts.  You will see a short description of each database, and you may choose to search only the database(s) that are most suitable to your research.

Anthropology Plus

Anthropology Plus is the world's most comprehensive index covering the fields of anthropology, archaeology, and related interdisciplinary research. This database offers worldwide indexing of journals from the early 19th century to today.

AnthroSource

Developed by the American Anthropological Association (AAA), AnthroSource brings 100 years of anthropological material online, including current issues for 15 of the AAA's most critical peer-reviewed publications (including American Anthropologist, American Ethnologist, Anthropology and Education Quarterly, and Medical Anthropology Quarterly) and an electronic archive of all AAA journals.

Ethnographic Video Online

Ethnographic Video Online brings together a wide range of streaming video, written ethnographies, field notes, seminal texts, memoirs, and contemporary studies, covering human behavior the world over.

Family and Society Studies Worldwide

A comprehensive source of valuable research literature in the fields of anthropology, sociology, psychology, demography, health sciences, education, economics, law, history, and social work. This resource currently provides access to over 630,000 citations and abstracts from over 2,000 professional journals, books, popular literature resources, and other sources. Limited to one user at a time.

FRANCIS

FRANCIS is a multilingual, multidisciplinary database covering the humanities and social sciences, including archaeology, geography, linguistics, philosophy, religion, and sociology.

PRISMA

PRISMA (Publicaciones y Revistas Sociales y Humanísticas) is a comprehensive reference resource providing full-text scholarly journals in the social sciences and humanities for the interdisciplinary academic study of Hispanic and Latin America, and the Caribbean Basin. PRISMA features Spanish, Portuguese and English language content. Articles examine all aspects of Hispanic Studies, from research on indigenous cultures past and present to current economic indicators, politics and society, and Hispanic theatre. Coverage includes Anthropology, Business and Economics, History, Literature, Political Science and Sociology.

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• Political Science

EBSCO Databases in Political Science

This link will take you to a short list of EBSCO databases appropriate for research in Political Science. Resources include Political Science Complete and the Military and Government Collection. You will see a short description of each database, and you may choose to search only the database(s) that are most suitable to your research.

Bibliography of Asian Studies

References western-language articles and book chapters published since 1971 about all parts of Asia.

Clase & Periodica

A database of 2,600 scholarly journals from 24 different countries of Latin America and the Caribbean and published in Spanish, Portuguese, French, and English. These journals specialize in science, technology, the social sciences, and the humanities.

CQ Researcher

Provides original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. CQ Researcher offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the U.S. economy.

CQ Weekly

CQ Weekly is known as the pre-eminent resource for Congress-watchers who need non-partisan information on Capitol Hill. CQ Weekly includes access to the full text of all articles published since 1983.

Handbook of Latin American Studies

A bibliography on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars. Edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, the multidisciplinary Handbook alternates annually between the social sciences and the humanities. Each year, more than 130 academics from around the world choose over 5,000 works for inclusion in the Handbook.

HAPI (Hispanic American Periodicals Index)

A source for over 275,000 journal article citations about Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Brazil, and Hispanics/Latinos in the United States. HAPI currently provides over 60,000 links to the full text of articles appearing in more than 600 key social science and humanities journals published throughout the world.

Historical Abstracts

An index to the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada which are covered in America: History and Life). Published since 1954 this database comprises over half a million entries. (For information on subjects from the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700), try ITER.) Limited to six simultaneous users.

PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) International

Contains references to more than 553,300 journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, conference reports, publications of international agencies, and more, dating from 1972 to the present. Materials from over 150 countries are included, on subjects such as campaign funding, disaster relief, free speech, political persecution, and many other topics of public interest.

Political Science Complete

Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 1,900 titles and full text for more than 500 publications, including top-ranked scholarly journals, recent reference works, and professional conference papers. Its coverage consists of a wide range of topics such as law and legislation, comparative politics, political theory, international relations, humanitarian issues and non-governmental organizations. PSC's focus is worldwide, reflecting the globalization of contemporary political discourse.

PRISMA

PRISMA (Publicaciones y Revistas Sociales y Humanísticas) is a comprehensive reference resource providing full-text scholarly journals in the social sciences and humanities for the interdisciplinary academic study of Hispanic and Latin America, and the Caribbean Basin. PRISMA features Spanish, Portuguese and English language content. Articles examine all aspects of Hispanic Studies, from research on indigenous cultures past and present to current economic indicators, politics and society, and Hispanic theatre. Coverage includes Anthropology, Business and Economics, History, Literature, Political Science and Sociology.

Social Explorer

Social Explorer provides quick and easy access to current and historical census data from 1790 to 2010 and a wide variety of demographic information. The easy-to-use web interface lets users create maps and reports to illustrate, analyze, and understand demography and social change. To get started, click on the "Take a Tour" link and read through all the options for data retrieval and manipulation possible. At the end of the tour is the link to getting into the database. It will ask you to create an account, but this only takes a minute.

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Psychology

PsycINFO

Contains over two million citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, all in psychology and related disciplines. Journal coverage, which dates back to the 1887, includes international material selected from more than 2,100 periodicals in over 25 languages.

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Sociology & WGS

EBSCO Databases in Sociology & WGS

This link will take you to a short list of EBSCO databases appropriate for research in Sociology and Women's & Gender Studies. Resources include Family & Society Studies Worldwide and Gender Studies Database. You will see a short description of each database, and you may choose to search only the database(s) that are most suitable to your research.

Bibliography of Asian Studies

References western-language articles and book chapters published since 1971 about all parts of Asia.

Family and Society Studies Worldwide

A comprehensive source of valuable research literature in the fields of anthropology, sociology, psychology, demography, health sciences, education, economics, law, history, and social work. This resource currently provides access to over 630,000 citations and abstracts from over 2,000 professional journals, books, popular literature resources, and other sources. Limited to one user at a time.

FRANCIS

FRANCIS is a multilingual, multidisciplinary database covering the humanities and social sciences, including archaeology, geography, linguistics, philosophy, religion, and sociology.

HAPI (Hispanic American Periodicals Index)

A source for over 275,000 journal article citations about Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Brazil, and Hispanics/Latinos in the United States. HAPI currently provides over 60,000 links to the full text of articles appearing in more than 600 key social science and humanities journals published throughout the world.

Historical Abstracts

An index to the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada which are covered in America: History and Life). Published since 1954 this database comprises over half a million entries. (For information on subjects from the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700), try ITER.) Limited to six simultaneous users.

PRISMA

PRISMA (Publicaciones y Revistas Sociales y Humanísticas) is a comprehensive reference resource providing full-text scholarly journals in the social sciences and humanities for the interdisciplinary academic study of Hispanic and Latin America, and the Caribbean Basin. PRISMA features Spanish, Portuguese and English language content. Articles examine all aspects of Hispanic Studies, from research on indigenous cultures past and present to current economic indicators, politics and society, and Hispanic theatre. Coverage includes Anthropology, Business and Economics, History, Literature, Political Science and Sociology.

Sociological Abstracts

Abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800 serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers. Many records from key journals in sociology also include the references cited in the bibliography of the source article.

Women and Social Movements

Contains over 30,000 pages of documents from 1769 - present pertaining to women and social movements, with an additional 5,000 pages added annually. The database is organized into "document projects" which pose a question (i.e., "How Did Women Participate in the Underground Railroad?") and present a collection of documents to answer that question.

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APA Style Guide to Electronic References


With more than 40 example references, this comprehensive yet succinct electronic guide offers up-to-date information on formatting electronic references in APA style. The APA Style Guide to Electronic References outlines for students and writers the key elements to include in references to electronic sources, with numerous examples.

Among the new examples are dissertations and theses; bibliographies; curriculum and course material; reference materials, including Wiki; gray literature, such as conference hearings, presentation slides, and policy briefs; general interest media and alternative presses such as audio podcasts; and online communities, such as Weblog posts and video Weblog posts.

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U.S. Government Resources


Government Information on the Web

A guide to websites that provide full-text access to United States government publications and other documents. The guide contains links to the following types of government information:

-major government resources
-resources by branch of government
-resources by executive department
-resources from independent executive agencies
-artwork, photographs, and other images

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Websites


AAA Style Guide

This page links to a pdf of the style guide used by the American Anthropological Association. Many upper-level Anthropology classes at Augustana will require the use of AAA style for research papers.

The American Presidency Project

The only online resource that has access to The American Presidency Project is the only online resource that has consolidated, coded, and organized into a single searchable database:
 · The Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Washington - Taft (1789-1913)
 · The Public Papers of the Presidents: Hoover to G.W. Bush (1929-2007) & Obama (2010-Book I)
 · The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents: Carter - G.W. Bush (1977-2009)
 · The Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents: Obama (2009-2012)

Archives also contain thousands of other documents such as party platforms, candidates' remarks, Statements of Administration Policy, documents released by the Office of the Press Secretary, and election debates

Background Notes

From the U.S. State Department, these publications include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty. Background Notes are gradually being replaced by country Fact Sheets, but they contain roughly the same information and all can be accessed via this page.

Census.gov

An internet resource that acts as a gateway to statistical information collected by the U.S. Census Bureau and other government agencies. Includes national, state, county, and metropolitan information on housing, employment, and social demographics.

CensusScope

Intimidated by the official U.S. Census website? CensusScope, a site developed by the University of Michigan's Social Science Data Analysis Network, analyzes the vast amount of data gathered in the 1990 and 2000 U.S. Census and displays it in easy-to-understand graphs and charts. Topics charted include racial diversity, segregation, population growth, educational levels, etc. Tables can be copied into word-processing or spreadsheet programs for further manipulation.

CIA - The World Factbook

Provided by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, The World Factbook provides national-level information on countries, territories, and dependencies. It is updated periodically throughout the year.

FactCheck.org

A project of the Annenburg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, this website montiors the accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, etc. The Center is a nonpartisan, nonprofit group that accepts no outside funding.

FDsys

The U.S. Government Printing Office's Federal Digital System (FDsys) offers free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government, including bills and laws, the Congressional Record, the Code of Federal Regulations, and Presidential materials.

Illinois State Library

This site includes links to the statewide Illinois library catalog and webpages published by the various agencies of Illinois government. You can also ask questions using the e-mail link provided, or text your question to the number given.

Iowa 2-1-1

The Iowa Statewide Resource Database for Social Services allows you to select a state (Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, or Wisconsin), county, even city to search for particular social service agencies and organizations.

OpenCRS - Congressional Research Reports

The Congressional Research Service, funded by American taxpayers, conducts in-depth research on topics related to current political events. OpenCRS seeks to bring individual collections of these reports together to make them more easily accessible to the public. Research exists on such a wide variety of topics that this can be an indispensable resource! For example, recent topics include social networking, the Haiti earthquake, and ethanol in mass-market fuels.

USA.gov

A gateway to U.S. Government information, USA.gov contains links to various types of governmental information, including data and statistics; laws and regulations; local, state, tribal, and federal governments; consumer information; etc.

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