Social and Behavioral Sciences
Social and Behavioral Sciences Resources
From the American Psychological Association, this contains nearly 2.4 million citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, all in psychology and related disciplines, dating as far back as the 1800s. Ninety-eight percent of the covered material is peer-reviewed. Journal coverage, which spans 1887 to present, includes international material selected from more than 2,200 periodicals in more than 27 languages. (Available through APA)
Academic Search Complete
The World's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 4,600 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,500 journals and a total of more than 10,000 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887. (Available through Ebsco)
This database contains full text for more than 250 of the world's most respected, scholarly law journals. The Legal Collectionis an authoritative source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends in the legal world. (Available through Ebsco)
Military & Government Collection
Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government,this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to increasing needs. The Military and Government Collectionprovides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for nearly 400 titles. (Available through Ebsco)
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
This database provides nearly 575 full-text publications, including nearly 550 peer-reviewed titles. Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. (Available through Ebsco)
America: History & Life
The definitive index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. With indexing for 1,700 journals from 1964 to present, this database is without questions the most important bibliographic reference tool for students and scholars of the U.S. and Canadian history. (Available through Ebsco)
Humanities International Complete
Provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. Produced by Whitston Publishing, this database includes all data from Humanities International Index plus unique full text content, much of which is not found in other databases. The database includes full text for more than 730 journals. (Available through Ebsco)
Women's Studies International
Covers the core disciplines in Women's Studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research. Coverage includes more than 586,600 records and spans from 1972 and earlier to present. This database supports curriculum development in the areas of sociology, history, political science & economy, public policy, international relations, arts & humanities, business and education. Over 2,000 periodical sources are represented. (Available through Ebsco)
Provides online access to the full text of over 250 scholarly journals in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.
In addition to business coverage, Factiva offers a wide range of newspapers and wire stories including the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal. Company research is also available. It also indexes several journals in the field of criminology.
A collection of databases in a variety of disciplines, including WorldCat's national integrated library catalog.
A collection of databases in the biological sciences, nursing, education, and psychology fields. Choose to search one database, or search them all at once.
Free Online Social and Behavioral Science Resources
Footnotes to History
This site is dedicated to providing information about former nations that are largely unknown, and not referenced in many textbooks. Many of these nations were short-lived, quite small, or ethnic regions.
"InfoNation is an easy-to-use, two-step database that allows you to view and compare the most up-to-date statistical data for the Member States of the United Nations. In this first menu you can select up to seven countries. Then, you can proceed to the data menu where you will be able to select statistics and other data fields." You can get stats on geography, economy, population, and social indicators.
"Welcome to NationMaster.com, a massive central data source and handy way to graphically compare notes. NationMaster is a vast compilation of data from such sources as the CIA Factbook, United Nations, World Health Organization, World Bank, World Resources Institute, UNESCO, UNICEF and OECD." You can generate maps and graphs on all kinds of statistics.
National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
The Center advocates to protect the rights of homeless people and to implement solutions to end homelessness in America. The site contains general information about homelessness, legal and civil rights of homeless persons, education of homeless children, recent legal developments, food stamps, and links to related sites.
National Poverty Center
The National Poverty Center "conducts and promotes multidisciplinary, policy-relevant research n the causes and consequences of poverty." Included on this site are faqs, news and events, research, publications and a list of links.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
Called the National Data Book, it contains statistics to defend or refute almost any point in an argument. It includes death row populations, social welfare expenditures, households and living arrangements, etc. Compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau.
SEARCH: The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics
A nonprofit membership organization created for the States, which is dedicated to improving the criminal justice system and the quality of justice through better information management, the effective application of the information and identification technology, and responsible law and policy. They provide access to a variety of crime and justice statistics.
The Sentencing Project
A non-profit organization that promotes decreased reliance on incarceration and increased use of more effective and humane alternatives. It is a nationally known source of criminal justice policy analysis, data and program information. Its reports, publications and staff are relied upon by the public, policymakers and the media.
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
Includes data and other information.
Southern Poverty Law Center
The Southern Poverty Law Center was founded over 25 years ago for the purpose of winning equal rights for minorities and poor people through legal action.
World Criminal Justice Library Network
Addresses international issues in the field, including lists of web links and readings.
Free Online General Resources on Psychology
APA Help Center
Your online resource for brochures, tips and articles on the psychological issues that affect your physical and emotional well-being, as well as information about referrals.
Encyclopedia of Psychology
Links to a variety of topics in psychology.
Includes lists of disorder symptoms and treatments, as well as a directory of online resources in the field.
General Political Science Sources
The Oyez Project: U.S. Supreme Court Database
Allows users to search current and historical cases by title, citation, subject or date. Created by Northwestern University political science professor, Jerry Goldman, with funds from an NEH grant.
Political Resources on the Net
Political resources for every country in the world, including government sites, ministries, agencies, political parties, election information, plus links to country information. Extensive list of related websites. Browsable by country.
Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources
Maintained by Prof. Kimber formerly at the University of Keele. This page emphasizes UK politics.
U.S. Government Links
This is the online version of the World Factbook, which includes information on every country in the world. Some of the types of information given include geography, people, government and more. There is also a map collection.
In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, Legislative information from the Library of Congress.
U.S. Census Bureau International Database
"The International Database (IDB) is a computerized data bank containing statistical tables of demographic and socio-economic data for 227 countries and areas of the world." Data goes back to 1950.
Virginia General Assembly
Check on the status of legislative bills online and find out more information about the Commonwealth's government by going directly to this website for the General Assembly.
World Policy Institute
One of the goals of the Institute is to "promote greater public understanding of the relationship between domestic and international policy" and to train others "to be capable of understanding emerging world problems and of reconciling the often competing demands of globalization and national policy."
General Resources on Sociology
Julian Dierkes' SocioLog
Edited lists of related links.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The website includes information on family and child services, as well as healthcare information and a resource locator.