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Recommended Article Databases
SocINDEX with Full Text
Access research covering sociology and related disciplines, including gender studies, criminal justice, social psychology, religion, racial studies and social work. Includes author profiles and a sociological thesaurus.
Content: Scholarly journals, books, monographs, conference papers, author profiles
Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
Indexes scholarly social sciences journals, as well as science and technical journals. Included in the
Web of Science Core Collection.
Gender Studies Database (GSD)
Access gender related literature covering sexual diversity issues. Indexes journals, conference papers, books, book chapters, government reports, discussion and working papers, theses & dissertations and other sources.
Academic Search Complete
Access peer-reviewed full text for multidisciplinary research, including STEM research, social sciences and humanities.
Content: Scholarly journals, books, reports, conference proceedings
Search scholarly journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
APA PsycINFO [via Ovid]
Indexes scholarly literature in the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences.
Content: Scholarly journals, dissertations, books, technical reports
: Search scholarly literature covering many research areas. To determine if the UofL Library has the full-text of an item, conduct a search and click on the Google Scholar link from the results list. Find it @ the U of Lethbridge
Note: Coverage and quality is uneven so Google Scholar should be just one of the tools used in research.