Databases by Subject - Social Sciences

Academic Search Complete
Full-text scholarly database with broad subject coverage, including biology, chemistry, education, engineering, humanities, physics, psychology, religion & theology, sociology, and more. Collection includes over 9,800 titles, with more than 5,400 in full text.

American Memory
Digital collection from the Library of Congress relating to the history and culture of the United States. Broad topics covered in the collection include agriculture, art and architecture, business and economics, education, geography, history, languages and literature, performing arts, philosophy and religion, political science and law, recreation and sports, social sciences, and technology and applied sciences.

American Periodical Series Online
Searchable full-text database that includes digitized images of pages from American magazines and journals published from colonial days to the dawn of the 20th century (dates of coverage: 1741-1900).

Columbia International Affairs Online
Resource for theory and research in international affairs.

Congressional Directory
Online resource for Congressional Directories published since 1995. Presents short biographies of each member of the Senate and House; also lists officials of the courts, military establishments, and other Federal departments and agencies.

CQ Researcher
Source for single-themed reports that offer in-depth, journalistic coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the U.S. economy.

Films on Demand Humanities & Social Sciences Collection
Provides educational video content in the areas of education, communication, psychology, sociology, English language & literature, criminal justice, political science, geography, history, etc. Video content is fully linkable, searchable, and can be accessed from on or off campus.

Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS)
Digital facsimile of Foreign Relations of the United States beginning with the administration of Abraham Lincoln. Provides official documentary history of major foreign policy decisions in an incomplete run from 1863-1958, with missing volumes being added as they can be acquired and processed.

Gerontology Society of America Journals (on-campus access only)
Search for journals in biological sciences, medical sciences, psychology, and social sciences; full text from Jan 2000 to present, abstracts only from Feb 1989 to Dec 1999, and Tables of Contents only from Sep 1965 to Dec 1988.

Historical Statistics of the United States
Standard source for quantatative data about the United States - population, work & welfare, economic structure and performance, economic sectors, and governance and international relations. Download tables in Excel or CSV, create custom tables, etc.

Full-text database of back issues of selected scholarly journals in history, economics, political science, philosophy, mathematics, and other fields of the humanities and social sciences. NOTE: JSTOR does not contain issues from the most recent 3-5 years.

LexisNexis Academic
Full-text database with documents from over 5,600 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications with a variety of flexible search options.

LII: Legal Information Institute
Produced by the Cornell Law School; resources include recent and historic U.S. Supreme Court decisions, full-text access to every U.S. state statute and constitution, complete full-text of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and the U.S. Code, as well as bills pending in state legislatures.

The Making of America Project (Cornell University)
The Making of America Project (University of Michigan)
Digital library of primary sources in American social history from the Antebellum period through Reconstruction; a joint effort of the University of Michigan and Cornell University. According to the site, the Michigan collection focuses on education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology, while Cornell focuses mainly on digitizing general interest periodicals.

Collection of freely available, difficult-to-access, academically-oriented digital resources from over 200 institutions. Provides access to ebooks, online journals, audio files, images, movies, and reference texts.

Project MUSE
Full-text database of more than 200 scholarly publications in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.

SocINDEX with Full Text
This resource contains more than 1,300,000 records in all major subsets of Sociology. The content includes abstracts from over 2,000 sociology related journals and full text access to over 300 journals, 550 books, and over 6,500 conference papers.

Social Science Citation Index (ISI Web of Science)
"SSCI provides a focus on essential data from over 1,950 of the world's leading social sciences journals across 50 disciplines, as well as 3,500 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals (coverage 1992-present).  SSCI is a database in Web of Science.

Women Writers Online
Resource devoted to early modern women's writing covering a period from 1400 to 1850.