Subject: Social Sciences
Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
Academic Search Premier provides the full text of journal articles from nearly 1,560 academic, social sciences, humanities, general science, education and multi-cultural journals. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for articles in 2,730 additional journals. Nearly 1,800 of the journals are scholarly peer reviewed. Selected EBSCO titles are cataloged in GULLiver. All Academic Search Premier titles are accessible individually via the Law Library's E-Journal Finder on TDNet. This database contains some articles plus links to full text journal articles in other databases.
The AnthroSource Journals database serves the research, teaching, and professional needs of anthropologists. Developed by the American Anthropological Association (AAA), it consists of current issues for AAA publications, including American Anthropologist, American Ethnologist, Anthropology and Education Quarterly, and Medical Anthropology Quarterly along with a complete electronic archive of all AAA journals.
Cambridge Journals Online
Cambridge Journals Online is the web site for Cambridge U. Press journals, all of which the Georgetown University community can access. USE THIS LINK TO SEARCH THE ENTIRE DATABASE, OR USE LINKS BELOW TO CONNECT DIRECTLY TO SPECIFIC TITLES.
Duke Journals Online
The e-Duke Scholarly Journals Collection provides online access to Duke humanities and social science journals.
Early American Imprints. Series I, Evans, 1639-1800
Early American Imprints, Series I contains books, pamphlets, broadsides and other imprints listed in the renowned bibliography by Charles Evans. Georgetown has access to Series I, Series II, and the Supplements from the Library Company of Philadelphia. "America's Historical Imprints" is an interface that permits full cross-searching of related Readex collections.
Early American Imprints. Series II, Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819
Early American Imprints Series II provides full-text access to the 36,000 American books, pamphlets and broadsides published in the first nineteen years of the nineteenth century. Based on the authoritative bibliography by Ralph R. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker and supplemented by thousands of new items, this database contains many state papers and government materials, including published reports; presidential letters and messages; and congressional, state and territorial resolutions. Georgetown has access to Series I, Series II, and the Supplements from the Library Company of Philadelphia. "America's Historical Imprints" is an interface that permits full cross-searching of related Readex collections.
Early American Newspapers. Series I, 1690-1876
Early American Newspapers, Series 1, 1690-1876 offers cover-to-cover reproductions of over 710 historic American newspapers, providing more than one million pages as fully text-searchable facsimile images. Focusing largely on the 18th and early 19th centuries, this online collection is based on Clarence S. Brigham’s “History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820” and other authoritative bibliographies.
Early English Books Online
EEBO is a full-text electronic collection of images of all books, pamphlets, and broadsides published in the English language in any country from 1475 through 1700. It includes the works listed in: --Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (printed materials published in English from 1475 to 1640) --Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (printed materials published in English from 1641 to 1700) --Thomason Tracts (compendium of broadsides on the English Civil War printed between 1640 and 1661). The EEBO Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP), a separate but closely linked project at the University of Michigan, is creating a subset of fully searchable texts from the titles available in EEBO.
Eighteenth Century Collections Online
Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) contains digital images of every page of over 180,000 books published during the 18th century in the fields of history, literature, religion, law, fine arts, science and more. It offers full-text searching of approximately 26 million pages. Georgetown subscribes to both the main ECCO database and ECCO II.
Fedstats: The Gateway to Statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal Agencies
Fedstats provides access to statistics and information produced by U.S. government agencies. Searchable through an A-Z subject index and keyword searching of agency web sites linked to Fedstats, plus has direct links to agency contacts, news releases, and other navigational and organizational aids.
HarpWeek provides a searchable index to the content of Harper's Weekly, beginning with 1857 issues. Provides access to the illustrations, cartoons, news, literature, editorials, and advertisements via controlled thesauri, as well as full-text search capability, and scanned images of each issue.
Historical Statistics of the United States
Based on the 5-volume printed edition (Williams Library Reference: HA202 .B87 2006), Historical Statistics of the United States is an invaluable work in the field of historical statistics. A sampling of the 24 topics includes: population, vital statistics, migration, labor, prices, agriculture, manufactures, climate and government.
International Bibliography of Periodical Literature
The International Bibliography of Periodical Literature has been published since 1896 and is an international and interdisciplinary bibliography of academic periodical literature mainly from the humanities, social sciences and arts. IBZ online contains over 2,553,260 journal articles from about 10,785 journals covering the years 1983 forward.
International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences
The International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences is designed to capture state of the art information of the social and behavioral sciences. Includes Anthropology, Archaeology, Demography, Economics, Education, Geography, History, Law, Linguistics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychiatry, Psychology, Sociology. Related disciplines include: Gender Studies, Religious Studies, Expressive forms (in Art and Literature), Environmental/Ecological Studies, Science and Technology, Mathematics and Computer Sciences, Statistics, and International Studies. Applications include: Management Studies, Media Studies, Urban Studies and Public Policy. Also related biological fields, such as evolutionary science, genetics, cognitive neuroscience, psychiatry, and health. Access is available to only the abstracts and the references for the articles in the Encyclopedia.
JSTOR is a digital archive of core journals in various fields. It contains the entire runs of these journals, from the first volume up to the volumes published a few years ago. Each journal has a "moving wall" of 3-5 years after which the current issues are added to JSTOR. Georgetown has access to all journals in these collections: Arts & Sciences I-VI, Health & General Sciences, and Ecology & Botany. USE THIS LINK TO SEARCH ACROSS THE ENTIRE DATABASE OR BROWSE ISSUES OF INDIVIDUAL TITLES USING THE LINKS BELOW.
Oxford Journals Online
Oxford Journals Online is the web site for the Oxford U. Press journals, most of which the Georgetown University community can access. Georgetown subscribes to the backfiles as well as the more recent years of the journals. USE THIS LINK TO SEARCH THE ENTIRE DATABASE, OR LINK DIRECTLY TO SPECIFIC TITLES.
PolicyFile contains abstracts of data from public policy think tanks, university research programs and publishers. There are links to organizational home pages and to full text documents, where available.
Project MUSE is a collaboration between libraries and publishers that provides full-text online access to over 500 high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from 60 scholarly publishers. USE THIS LINK TO SEARCH ACROSS THE WHOLE DATABASE OR BROWSE ISSUES OF INDIVIDUAL TITLES. LINKS TO TITLES ARE BELOW.
PsycINFO is the primary index to the literature of psychology and its related fields. Since 1887, it covers journal articles, and since 1987, books and book chapters. International in scope, topics include psychological aspects of related disciplines, such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business, and law.
Sage Journals Online
Sage Journals Online provides online access to the full text of individual Sage journals. Sage publishes journals in the social sciences, humanities, and life sciences. Georgetown subscribes to selected Sage titles.
Elsevier journals (published under the imprints of Pergamon, Academic Press, Elsevier North-Holland, and others) are available on the ScienceDirect platform. ScienceDirect contains more than 8 million articles from more than 2,000 peer-reviewed journals published in 24 fields of science. ScienceDirect also includes PsychARTICLES: journals published by the American Psychological Association and allied organizations.
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.
Web of Science
Web of Science is a multidisciplinary bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Distributed by the Institute for Scientific Information ( ISI), Web of Science at Georgetown University is a cumulation of three databases: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts and Humanities Citation Index. In addition to traditional author, title and keyword searches, the citation databases offer access to articles' cited references - the footnotes from authors' bibliographies. You may take a known, relevant paper and find other, more recent papers that cite it.
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