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  JSTOR   Full Text AvailableAuthentication Required
    1831-present, varies by title
Full-text backfiles to almost 850 scholarly journals from more than 25 academic disciplines published between the 19th and 21st centuries in the JSTOR Arts & Sciences I - IV, Arts & Sciences VII, and Biological Sciences collections. JSTOR provides complete journal backruns from the date of initial publication up to a "moving wall" of 3 to 5 years before the present year.
  Social Services Abstracts  Authentication Required   
    1979-present; updated monthly
Bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. The database abstracts and indexes over 1,300+ serials publications and includes abstracts of journal articles and dissertations, and citations to book reviews.
  Sociological Abstracts  Authentication Required  
    1952-present; updated monthly
Abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers. Many records include the references cited in the source article, and may also have links to an abstract and/or to other papers that cite that reference.
  CSA Discovery Guides  Authentication Required
Discovery Guides brief you in the basics of a subject and offer recent insights, while providing the technological tools to enhance your understanding. Each guide links to CSA products that help you find pertinent information, discover publishing opportunities, identify scholars, and create a personal database.

    Electronic Journals

  Here are some of the journals we subscribe to in electronic format. To access all full-text journals see the A-Z Journal List.  

American Journal of Sociology

American Sociological Review

Child Development

Communication, Culture and Critique

Crime & Delinquency


Criminology and Public Policy

Ethics: An International Journal of Social, Political and Legal Philosophy

Journal of Family Theory and Review

Journal of Homosexuality

Journal of Marriage and Family

Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development

Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society

Social Problems


    General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles


  Academic Search Complete   Full Text AvailableAuthentication Required
    1887-present; updated daily
The world's most comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, Academic Search Complete indexes more than 11,200 journals, and provides full text for more than 7,100 full-text periodicals, including more than 6,100 peer-reviewed journals. Includes PDF content going back as far as 1887. Searchable cited references provided for more than 1,300 journals.
  OmniFile Full Text Mega  Full Text AvailableAuthentication Required
Multi-disciplinary database for full-text articles from over 1,750 publications, and abstracts and citations for over 3,500 publications in subjects that include education, general science, social sciences, business, art, etc.
  Global Issues in Context  Full Text AvailableAuthentication Required
    Updated daily
Provides comprehensive and balanced research on crucial international issues and news headlines in a single search through more than 250 media-rich issue pages, 200 country pages, 400 international newspapers and magazines, and a multimedia library.
  Access World News  Full Text AvailableAuthentication Required
    1985-present; varies by title; updated daily
Full-text coverage of local, regional, national and international news from more than 5000 newspapers, newswires, blogs, journals, transcripts and video files.  


    Online Catalogs


  Doane's Online Library Catalog
A shared catalog of 10 Nebraska private-college libraries, including Perkins Library at Doane College. Search one library or all 10 by selecting from "Library" drop-down list.
  WorldCat  Authentication Required 
    1000 CE-present; updated daily
Includes over 40 million bibliographic records representing cataloged resources in 400 languages owned by libraries around the world. Materials date back to the 11th century. Owning libraries can be identified for books, journals, archival resources and electronic resources. The database can also be searched through its free web interface, at


    Dissertations and Theses


  WorldCat Dissertations and Theses  Authentication Required  
    updated daily
Index of over 8 million dissertations, theses and published material based on theses cataloged by member libraries, including all subjects.

    General Reference Works


  Oxford Reference Online   Full Text AvailableAuthentication Required 
Over 100 full text language and subject dictionaries and reference works. Topics covered include general reference, language, science and medicine, humanities, social sciences, and business.



  American Anthropological Association: Resources on the Internet
Covers topics such as archaeology and ethnography, as well as tools such as discussion lists for anthropologists.
  Anthropology Resources on the Internet
A directory of resources, covering news, data sources, topics and online networking tools.


  Internet Crossroads in Social Science Data
Offers over 700 annotated links to data sources available on the Internet. Searchable by keyword or browseable by category, the site includes links to government and non-government sites concerned with domestic and international economics and labor, health, education, geography and history, politics, sociology, and demography. From the Data and Program Library Service, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  SocioSite 1996-present
A host of links arranged in 18 categories and, within those categories, by country. Of particular note are the sections on sociologists, subjects in sociology, and data archives. Maintained at the University of Amsterdam by Albert Benschop.

    Social Services and Policy

  Urban Institute
A non-partisan organization devoted to research on economic and social policy. Includes a wealth of reports by topic as well as analysis of issues.

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