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Key Databases

  • SocIndex with Full Text  
      
    Comprehensive coverage of sociology from 1300 "core" coverage journals dating as far back as 1895, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study. Full text for 547 books and monographs, 6,711 conference papers.
  • Academic Search Complete  
      
    Academic Search Premier, designed specifically for academic institutions, is the world's largest scholarly, multidisciplinary full text database containing full text for nearly 4,650 serials, including more than 3,600 peer-reviewed publications.

Also Try

  • America: History and Life (EBSCO)  
      
    "The definitive index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present." Indexes 1,700 journals from 1964 to present.
  • Family Studies Abstracts  
      
    "Family Studies Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to family studies, including marriage, divorce, family therapy, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline."- from publisher's website.
  • JSTOR  
      
    A database of full-text, non-current scholarly journals, accessible by discipline.
  • PsycINFO
    PsycINFO provides citations with abstracts to the scholarly literature in psychology and related subjects. PsycINFO contains more than 3.5 million records, including citations from almost 2500 journals as well as book chapters and dissertations.
  • Social Sciences Citation Index  
      
    A multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the social sciences. SSCI covers 1,700 journals spanning 60 disciplines with a coverage starting in 1956.
  • LGBT Life with Full Text  
      
    "LGBT Life with Full Text contains all of the content available in LGBT Life as well as full text for 50 of the most important and historically significant LGBT journals, magazines and regional newspapers, as well as dozens for full text monographs. The database includes comprehensive indexing and abstract coverage as well as a specialized LGBT Thesaurus containing over 6,300 terms." Uses the EBSCO interface
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Social Science & Humanities (1990-present)
    Provides access to "the published literature from the most significant conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions worldwide."

Can't find it at Morris?

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  • Interlibrary Loan
    If there's a book not in I-Share, we'll find it. If there's an article that says "We don't have this online," we will get it for you. Just sign up for an Interlibrary Loan account (click First-Time User). Request articles through "Request a Photocopy".
  • WorldCat  
      
    Worldwide catalog of library resources. See if it's in I-Share, SIU, or locate items to request via ILL.

Dissertations/Theses

For in-depth arguments (often) not yet published, try these databases of dissertations and theses.

Finding Research Instruments

  • Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print  
      
    Mental Measurements Yearbook provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments. Designed for an audience ranging from novice test consumers to experienced professionals, the MMY series contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership.
  • Health and Psychosocial Instruments  
      
    Provides information on measurement instruments (i.e., questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, coding schemes/manuals, rating scales, projective techniques, tests, etc.) in the health and psychosocial sciences. Uses EBSCOhost.

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