Sociology

Databases

CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online)

A full text source for coverage of international relations, comparative politics, area studies, international law and human rights, security and strategic studies, development and globalization, and peace and conflict studies.

CQ Researcher

Web access to the CQ Researcher. The CQ Researcher covers current and controversial issues with complete summaries, insight into all sides of the issues, bibliographies and more.

GenderWatch

A full-text database focusing on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas. Topics include family, childbirth, domestic abuse, work, sexual harassment, aging, body image, eating disorders ,social roles and more. Includes content on the impact of gender on areas such as the arts,  education, politics, religion, and more.

Global Issues in Context

Global Issues in Context offers global perspectives on issues of international importance and current world events and topics in the news related to these issues.

JSTOR

Provides online access to back issues of core scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, & sciences. The current 2-5 years are not included, but complete back runs are provided whenever possible.

 

Provides online access to back issues of core scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, & sciences. The current 2-5 years are not included, but complete back runs are provided whenever possible.

 

LexisNexis Academic Universe

Includes international, national and local news sources; legal research resources; business news and financial information; medical and reference resources.

Oxford English Dictionary

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Widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is a historical dictionary, so is very different from those of current English, in which the focus is on present-day meanings. The OED includes present-day meanings but also the history of individual words, and of the language.

PressReader

Online access to today's newspapers and publications from around the world in full-color, full-page format including articles, ads, classifieds and notices. Current issues to 90 days back. 

ProQuest Central

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A multidisciplinary database,  over 160 subject areas are covered extensively including business and economics, health and medical, news and world affairs, technology and the social sciences . 

RefWorks

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Web-based reference management tool to collect references from online databases, websites and other sources. Easily insert citations into papers and automatically format reference lists. Sharing tools for groups. RefWorks tutorials

 

Social Work Abstracts

Extensive coverage of over 500 social work journals back to 1965, covering topics such as therapy, education, human services, addictions, child and family welfare, mental health and more. Produced by the National Association of Social Workers, Inc.  Social Work Abstracts Searching Tips.

SocINDEX

Bibliographic coverage of research in sociology and related disciplines from an international selection of over 2,600 journals and other publications. Records added after 1974 contain abstracts.

World Data Analyst Online

World Data Analyst offers detailed statistical comparisons of countries around the world, using both the most recent statistics and historical figures. One creates tables, charts, export the information to a spreadsheet for printing and data crunching, and also link to country articles in Encyclopedia Britannica. State of Maine funded.