Find Articles, Books, & Reports

Below are links to help you find articles, books, and organizational reports/publications.

Article Databases

Sociological Abstracts
Covers scholarly journals in the field of sociology.

Social Sciences Full Text
Index to international, English language journals in psychology, sociology, anthropology, geography, economics, political science and law.

Project Muse
Searchable collection of recent full-text humanities, social science and mathematics journals published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

JSTOR
A searchable and browsable archive of full-text core journals in the humanities, social sciences and mathematics.

Academic OneFile
A premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources, with extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.

Criminal Justice Abstracts
Covers crime trends, crime prevention and deterrence, juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice, police, courts, punishment and sentencing. The database contains indexes and summaries of international journal articles, books, and governmental and non-governmental reports on a wide range of topics in criminal justice.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service
The NCJRS Abstracts Database contains summaries of the more than 210,000 criminal justice, juvenile justice, and substance abuse resources housed in the NCJRS Library collection.

PAIS International
The PAIS International database 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.

Population Index
A searchable database of books, journal articles, working papers, and other material on population topics.

Dissertations and Theses Full Text
A comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses with over 2.4 million dissertations and theses included from around the world since 1997.

PsycINFO
Indexes journals, dissertations and some books in the fields of personality psychology, social psychology, educational psychology and more.

Social Services Abstracts
Covers current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas.

ERIC
The ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to educational-related literature. It indexes both journal articles and reports from government and private agencies.

PolicyDirect
Use this database to find articles in the fields of higher education administration and student affairs written by scholars in the postsecondary and policy research fields.


Books

Falvey Library Catalog

WorldCat
A catalog of library holdings worldwide. WorldCat will indicate any local library holdings and also offers an inter-library loan request option.

Gerritsen Collection--Women's History Online, 1543-1945
This database is a cross-cultural resource for information on women's history. It spans more than four centuries and 15 languages and includes over two million pages in full image. Users can trace the evolution of feminism within a single country, as well as the impact of that country's feminist movement on other countries and their movements. The Gerritsen Collection also provides immediate access to many primary sources from around the world that were previously available only in a limited number of rare book rooms.

Organizational Reports & Publications

ICPSR Bibliography
Established in 1962, the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is the world's largest archive of digital social science data. ICPSR acquires, preserves, and distributes original research data and offers access to the ICPSR Bibliography of Data-related Literature, a searchable database that contains over 60,000 citations of known published and unpublished works resulting from analyses of data held in the ICPSR archive.

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Access BJS publications through a keyword search, alphabetical index, or by topic including: corrections, courts, type of crime, employment, federal, law enforcement, and victims.

Institute for Women's Policy Research
The Institute conducts rigorous research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialogue, and strengthen families, communities, and societies.  Topics include employment, education, pay equity, women and girls’ status in society, poverty, welfare, and workplace issues.   

Global Health Observatory (GHO) of the World Health Organization (WHO)
The GHO issues analytical reports on the current situation and trends for priority health issues. A key output of the GHO is the annual publication World Health Statistics, which compiles statistics for key health indicators on an annual basis. In addition, the GHO provides statistical reports from WHO programmes (alcohol and health, HIV/AIDS, urban health, water & sanitation).

World Bank Documents & Reports
The World Bank provides free and open access to a comprehensive set of documents and reports on climate change, labor & social protection, economic policy & external debt, poverty, education, public sector, social development, gender, and urban development.

Pew Hispanic Center
The Pew Hispanic Center is a nonpartisan research organization that seeks to improve understanding of the U.S. Hispanic population and to chronicle Latinos’ growing impact on the nation.  The Pew Hispanic Center conducts and commissions studies on a wide range of topics and offers publications regarding trends in population growth, income, school enrollment, immigration, voting, public opinion, and employment for Latinos.  

Pew Global Attitudes Project
The Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project conducts public opinion surveys around the world on a broad array of subjects ranging from people’s assessments of their own lives to their views about the current state of the world and important issues of the day. Nearly 300,000 interviews in 59 countries have been conducted as part of the project’s work.  Survey reports are organized by name and date.

Helpful Links

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Timeliness: Google favors older publications.

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Quality: Google does not limit to peer-reviewed journals

Quantity: Too much to sort through!

 

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