Databases for Sociology


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American FactFinder (1990 - Present) data source
Interactive data and mapping from the U.S. Census Bureau. Includes population, housing, and other social and economic data from the decennial census of population and housing, the economic census, and from annual surveys and estimates programs.
Article-length reviews of topics in the academic literature on law and the social sciences.
Annual Review of Sociology (1975 - Present)
Article-length reviews of topics in the academic literature in sociology.
Interdisciplinary digital library of images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences
Indexes more than 50,000 critical titles in the social sciences and humanities from 2005 to present.  Books are connected to the greater citation indexes for the sciences.
Citation index of conference proceedings in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
Discover research data from a wide range of international data repositories and connect them with the scientific & social sciences literature to track data citation.
Summaries and primary documents on world cultures, searchable by country or cultural characteristics and practices.
Finding aid for statistical web sites and data series produced by more than 100 agencies of the federal government.
English translations of news releases and articles from most countries. For current content, see World News Connection.
Thesauri and vocabulary for art, architecture, culture, and geographic names.
Data archive for social scientists. Reed community members may download data and documentation. Proficiency in a statistical program such as STATA, SPSS, or SAS is needed to use these data sets.
JSTOR (1800 - Varies)
Full text complete archives of selected core scholarly journals in various disciplines. All parts of the journals are scanned, including any images. Current issues of journals are generally not included.
LexisNexis Academic (1980 - Present)
Full text access to thousands of news, business and legal publications. A good source for current articles in the New York Times and other major newspapers, and for looking up information about companies, industries and countries.
Contains hundreds of digitised journals published in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
Polling the Nations (1986 - Present) data source
Public opinion survey results from U.S. and international news sources and polling organizations.
Finding aid for statistics published by governments, international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations.
Archive of public opinion survey data. See quick snapshots of public opinion or download data sets.
The first large-scale collection of methodological case studies, SAGE Research Methods Cases provides real-life examples of how research is actually conducted to help users grasp methods concepts that can often be theoretical or abstract.
Database of over 600 books, handbooks, and journal articles focusing on research design and methods in the social sciences.
Social Explorer (1790 - Present) data source
Social Explorer provides easy access to demographic information about the United States, from 1790 to present.
Social Sciences Abstracts (1983 - Present)
Articles from major English language journals in the social sciences.
Abstracts and citation searching of articles from high-impact academic journals in the social sciences.
Sociological Abstracts (1952 - Present)
Abstracts of scholarly journal articles, books, reviews, and conference papers.
The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
Download data and create charts based on data sets from government, international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations.
WestlawNext provides access to U.S. and international law sources. Access includes: legal encyclopedias, cases, statutes and legislative materials, and law reviews. Off-campus access
World News Connection (1996 - 2013)
English translations of news releases and articles from most countries. For earlier content see Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports.