Revision (c.2008) of the classic first edition. Features new articles and biographies contributed by scholars from around the world on a wide array of global topics in the social sciences.
Online application for locating and mapping US Census data and other demographic resources. Maps created on Social Explorer can be exported as images. To download the data itself in tabular and GIS formats see National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS).
Indexes journal articles, books, and conference papers in sociology. Includes a substantial amount of full text
Index covering the journal literature of the social sciences. Allows you to search for a topic, an author, or for articles that cite a known author or work.
Database of hundreds of prison newspapers from across the U.S. representing penal institutions of all kinds, with special attention paid to women's-only institutions. From Reveal Digital, a library crowdfunded open access initiative.
Index coverage: vol. 1 - present; Full-text coverage: 1996-present
Full text of articles reviewing the scholarly literature for a variety of topics in the physical, biomedical, and social sciences.
Weekly reports on "hot" topics. Each report focuses on one topic and includes an explanation of the issues, a "pro and con" debate feature, a chronology, and a bibliography that can lead to additional resources. Especially useful for political and social issues.
Index of major journals in the humanities and social sciences.
Social science datasets available for download and analysis in statistical software. Datasets are made available through the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research at the University of Michigan.
Quantitative and qualitative data about the Lehigh Valley. Includes public opinion data, election polls, and research papers (e.g.,"The Effects of Gambling in the Lehigh Valley"). Requires free registration.
Archive of the Mass Observation Project's questionnaires, and raw data responses (in diaries and journals), and reports attempting to catalog the full spectrum of daily life in Britain.
Data on international migration and refugee trends by country. Includes country profiles with discussions of migration policies and patterns and detailed data on foreign-born residents of the U.S.
Resource for Virtual Reality content in mental health, including counseling, social work, psychology, and health sciences. Content can be used without any VR hardware.
Essays on problems related to social movements and social change. Includes "dialogues" between scholars and activists. From the Center for the Study of Social Movements at the University of Notre Dame.
Digest versions of public opinion polls conducted by various organizations.
Coverage: 1935 to present
Database of U.S. national public opinion surveys. From The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research.
Survey conducted by a global network of social scientists on the basic values and beliefs in more than 80 societies around the world. Offers data files, questionnaires used 1990 to present, as well as some summary data.