Social Science and Sociology

  • Academic Search Complete and Premier (EBSCO)

    Jurisdiction: Various

    Description:

    Comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, providing access to more than 8,600 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,500 peer-reviewed journals.

    In addition to full text, offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.

    Features PDF content going back as far as 1865, with the majority of full-text titles in native (searchable) PDF format.

    Access: Access via Catalogue

    Link: Academic Search Complete

    Coverage: Various – see Catalogue record

  • APAIS (Australian Public Affairs Information Service) (Informit)

    Jurisdiction: Australia

    Description:

    Bibliographic database that indexes articles from published material on the social sciences and humanities from 1978 onwards.

    Access: Access via Catalogue

    Link: APAIS

    Coverage: 1978+ See also Catalogue recor

  • ASSIA (Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts) (ProQuest XML)

    Jurisdiction: Various

    Description:

    An indexing and abstracting tool covering health, social services, economics, politics, race relations and education.

    Currently contains over 375,000 records from over 500 journals published in 16 different countries, including the UK and US.

    Access: Access via Catalogue

    Link: ASSIA

    Coverage: Updated monthly

  • Childhood Studies (Via Oxford Bibliographies Online)

    Jurisdiction: Various

    Description:

    Childhood Studies is international and cross-cultural in scope, transcending narrow geographical confines and analyzing modern and historical childhoods both locally and globally.

    Oxford Bibliographies Online (OBO) includes narrative guides to subject areas, which provide an overview of the subject; and bibliographies and supporting texts. Includes books and journal articles.

    Access: Access via Catalogue

    Link: Oxford Bibliographies Online

  • Families and Society Collection (Informit)

    Jurisdiction: Australia

    Description:

    Australian research on issues relating to families.

    Providers include the Australian Institute of Family Studies, Australian Council of Social Service, Association of Children's Welfare Agencies, Australian Population Association and the University of New South Wales Faculty of Law.

    Access: Access via Catalogue

    Link: Families & Society Collection

    Coverage: 1976+

  • Family-ATSIS (Informit)

    Jurisdiction: ATSI

    Description:

    A subset of the FAMILY database, which is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles from published and unpublished material on research, policy and practice issues about, or of relevance to, Australian families.

    Contains records that specifically relate to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

    Source documents include journal articles, conference papers, books, book chapters, government publications, research reports, discussion and working papers, statistical documents, annual reports, bibliographies and theses.  Training and curriculum material and other media such as videos are also indexed.

    Subjects include demographic trends and social change, family law and customary law, social policy and services, family economics, Aboriginal culture and family relations, sexual behaviour, counselling.  Also covered are issues such as housing, health, employment and unemployment, Aboriginal children and child removal, child abuse, domestic violence, and child care.

    Access: Access via Catalogue

    Link: FAMILY-ATSIS

    Coverage: 1980+

  • Family & Society Studies Worldwide (EBSCO)

    Jurisdiction: Various

    Description:

    Offers extensive coverage of more than 450 social work and human services journals dating back to 1965.

    Provides indexing and abstracts dealing with all aspects of the social work field, including theory and practice, areas of service and social issues and problems.

    Useful for researchers seeking scholarly and professional perspectives on subjects such as therapy, education, human services, addictions, child and family welfare, mental health, civil and legal rights, and more.

    Access: Access via Catalogue

    Link: Family & Society Studies Worldwide

    Coverage: 1965+

  • Humanities & Social Sciences Collection (Informit)

    Jurisdiction: Various

    Description:

    Covers broad humanities and social sciences fields, including: Agriculture, Arts, Asian Studies, Business, Cultural Studies, Education, Health, Medicine, History, Indigenous Studies, Law, Media, Political Science, Reference, Social Sciences, Science and Technology.

    Includes full-text content from a range of journals, monographs and books, conference proceedings, research papers and reference materials.

    Access: Access via Catalogue

    Link: Humanities & Social Sciences Collection

    Coverage: 1940+

  • International Bibliography of the Social Sciences : IBSS (ProQuest XML)

    Jurisdiction: Various

    Description:

    Includes over two million bibliographic references to journal articles and to books, reviews and selected chapters dating back to 1951.

    Broad coverage of international material.  Incorporates over 100 languages and countries.  Over 2,800 journals are regularly indexed and some 7,000 books are included each year.

    Abstracts are provided for half of all current journal articles and full-text availability is continually increasing.

    Access: Access via Catalogue

    Link: International Bibliography of the Social Sciences : IBSS

    Coverage: 1951+

  • JSTOR

    Jurisdiction: Various

    Description:

    Content in JSTOR spans many disciplines, primarily in the humanities and social sciences.

    Full text archives of over 1000 leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.  Includes approx. 60 law titles.

    Access: Access via Catalogue

    Link: JSTOR

    Coverage: Does not hold issues from the most recent 3-5 years

  • PAIS (ProQuest XML)

    Jurisdiction: Various

    Description:

    Formerly PAIS International

    Contains references to more than 460,000 journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material, and more.

    Formerly PAIS Archive

    Comprises a retrospective conversion of the PAIS Annual Cumulated Bulletin, Volumes 1-62, published 1915-1976.

    Contains over 1.23 million records.

    Access: Access via Catalogue

    Link: PAIS

    Coverage: Incorporates the PAIS current file 1972+, and the Archive 1915-1976

  • SAGE Journals Online

    Jurisdiction: Various

    Description:

    Covers Social Sciences & Humanities, Health Sciences, Life & Biomedical Sciences, Material Science & Engineering.

    Access: Access via Catalogue

    Link: SAGE Journals Online

  • SAGE Knowledge (SAGE)

    Jurisdiction: Various

    Description:

    Social sciences digital library.

    More than 2,500 titles.  E-book and eReference content, including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, and more.

    More than 60 scholarly encyclopedias in the social sciences, including anthropology, communication, education, geography, history, law, management, politics, psychology, and sociology.

    Access: Access via Catalogue

    Link: SAGE Knowledge

  • SCOPUS (Elsevier)

    Jurisdiction: Various

    Description:

    Abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.

    Comprehensive scientific, medical, technical and social science database.

    Access: Access via Catalogue

    Link: SCOPUS

  • Social Sciences (Oxford Reference)

    Jurisdiction: Various

    Description:

    Oxford Reference Online consists of a wealth of facts, figures, definitions, and translations found in dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press.

    Access: Access via Catalogue

    Link: Oxford Reference

  • SocINDEX with Full Text (EBSCO)

    Jurisdiction: Various

    Description:

    Covers all sub-disciplines of sociology, including abortion, anthropology, criminology, criminal justice, cultural sociology, demography, economic development, ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, marriage & family, politics, religion, rural sociology, social psychology, social structure, social work, sociological theory, sociology of education, substance abuse, urban studies, violence, welfare, and many others.

    SocINDEX with Full Text provides comprehensive indexing and abstracts and also full text for "core" journals dating as far back as 1895, and full text coverage of "priority" journals.

    Also includes full text for books and monographs, and full text for conference papers.

    Access: Access via Catalogue

    Link: SocINDEX with Full Text

    Coverage: Various. Updated daily via EBSCOhost

  • Sociological Abstracts (ProQuest XML)

    Jurisdiction: Various

    Description:

    Abstracts and indexes the international literature of sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.

    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, conference papers and working papers.  Cited references are included for many journal articles.

    Access: Access via Catalogue

    Link: Sociological Abstracts

  • Sociology Research Guide (Uni Melb)

    Jurisdiction: Various

    Description:

    This guide is intended to consolidate some information sources which may be useful to students and researchers studying in the field of Sociology.

    Draws together useful subscription databases, websites, news sources, and other formats.

    Access: Access via LibGuide website

    Link: Sociology Research Guide

  • Urban Studies Abstracts (EBSCO)

    Jurisdiction: Various

    Description:

    Records cover urban affairs, community development, urban history, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline of urban studies.

    Access: Access via Catalogue

    Link: Urban Studies Abstracts

  • Web of Knowledge (a.k.a. Web of Science) (ISI)

    Jurisdiction: Various

    Description:

    Authoritative, multidisciplinary content covers over 10,000 of the highest impact journals worldwide, including Open Access journals and over 110,000 conference proceedings.

    Contains current and retrospective coverage in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities, with coverage available to 1900.

    Access: Access via Catalogue

    Link: Web of Science

    Coverage: Various