Finding Journal Articles in Sociology/Anthropology

 

Sociology

The first-choice search engine for finding scholarly sociology journal articles is:

SocINDEX

All sociology/anthropology-related databases available through Robertson Library:

Title Description
SocINDEX with Full Text A sociology research database which provides over 2.1 million records with subject headings from a 20,000+ term sociological thesaurus.
Academic Search Complete A multi-disciplinary database which provides full text for more than 8,500 periodicals, including full text for over 7,300 peer-reviewed journals.
PsycINFO Contains citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations, and technical reports in the field of psychology.
Annual Review of Anthropology Summarizes and critically reviews the best works in anthropology. Tables of Contents are provided 1972-1995; full text of articles 1996-present.
Annual Review of Sociology Summarizes and critically reviews the best works in sociology. Tables of contents are provided 1975-1995; full text of articles 1996-present.
Anthropological Index Online Index to over 1,500 anthropology journals held at the British Museum. This is a bare-bones citation-only index, no abstracts or full text.
NCJRS (National Criminal Justice Reference Service) Contains summaries of the more than 210,000 criminal justice, juvenile justice & substance abuse resources housed in the NCJRS Library collection.
CBCA Complete (Proquest)

CBCA Complete, includes Education and Business in a single search.

 

Proquest's Guide to CBCA (note the tabs along the top for different parts of the guide)

America: History and Life (Canada and US history) The definitive index of literature covering the history & culture of the US & Canada, from prehistory to the present. Indexes 1,700 journals.
Historical Abstracts (European and World history) Indexes key historical journals, as well as a targeted selection of journals in the social sciences and humanities.
First Nations Periodical Index

Indexes periodicals covering mainly Canadian Native content. Note: This free index is closed, and was last updated in 2004. Use OneSearch or CBCA for more recent materials.

Google Scholar Searches scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts, and articles.
Handbook of Latin American Studies - HLAS Online A selective annotated bibliography of scholarly works on Latin America covering the social sciences and humanities.
Cairn Cairn offers access to a comprehensive collection of French language periodicals in the social sciences and humanities disciplines.
CINAHL The Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) provides indexing for 3,000+ journals from the fields of nursing, physical therapy, nutrition, occupational therapy, and other allied health fields. Nursing topics include clinical practice, nursing education and teaching, nursing research, patient care, health promotion, patient education, and rehabilitation. Contains more than 2.3 million records dating back to 1981.
ERIC (EBSCOhost) Provides access to education literature and resources. Contains 1.3 million+ records and links to 323,000+ fulltext documents from ERIC back to 1966.
Erudit Provides access to academic journals, e-books & theses in the humanities, social sciences & natural sciences. Collection is primarily in French. UPEI does not currently subscribe to this database, so we only have access to the "open access" portions of its content.
JSTOR Arts & Sciences I - VIII, Complement Collections and Life Sciences

Provides access to archival & current issues of over 1,400 scholarly journals across 57 academic disciplines. Includes primary source materials.

Robertson Library does not subscribe to all of the JSTOR collections, so use Interlibrary Loan to request articles that are not available in JSTOR or the Library's other collections.

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Beta from JSTOR:

JSTOR Labs has created an interesting new kind of search engine for finding articles within their collections that are "similar to" an article that you provide (upload PDF, does not have to be from JSTOR). If your topic does not require very recent articles, give it a try!
http://www.jstor.org/analyze/

Military & Government Collection Provides full text for over 320 military related periodicals and general interest magazines.
PEI Articles Database (PEI PAD): for UPEI users Provides keyword searching & some subject indexing of references to articles in a wide range of periodicals & newspapers published on PEI 1998-present.
Communication and Mass Media Collection

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

Powered by InfoTrac, the Communications & Mass Media Collection brings together information found in more than 400 journals. Nearly 3 million articles on all aspects of the communications field, including advertising, public relations, linguistics, and literature, meet the needs of researchers.

Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance the search experience.
 

Contemporary Women's Issues

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

Contemporary Women's Issues (CWI), a multidisciplinary, full-text database that brings together relevant content from mainstream periodicals, "gray" literature, and the alternative press -- with a focus on the critical issues and events that influence women's lives in more than 190 countries. Contemporary Women's Issuesincludes English-language titles from East and West Africa, Asia, and South and Central America, the Caribbean, North America and Europe. Contemporary Women's Issues compiles into a single collection, often overlooked and hard-to-find newsletters and NGO research reports to which most libraries do not subscribe, plus ephemeral literature from leading research institutes and grass roots organizations that is rarely indexed or cataloged.

Contemporary Women's Issues records are indexed by 17 categories, including subject, region, article type and publication type. Basic searching on the Internet is easy -- using keywords, with options to search full-text, enhanced titles, author or book author. Advanced searching is done using convenient pull-down menus for selecting indexed terms.

Criminal Justice Collection

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

The Criminal Justice Collectioninforms the research process for researchers who are studying law, law enforcement, or terrorism, training for paralegal service, preparing for a career in homeland security, delving into forensic science, investigating crime scenes, developing policy, going to court, writing sociological reports, and much more. TheCriminal Justice Collectionmakes research easy by bringing together information from more than 250 journals.

Exclusive features, including Topic Finder,InterLink, and a mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance the search experience.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Thousands of full text reference titles across literature, music, business, social sciences, science, theatre, famous people (American and world), literary criticism and interpretation, and more.

Very heavy on British and American literature and authors.  A very good general biographical research database.

Gender Studies Collection

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

Gender Studies Collection provides balanced coverage of this significant aspect of culture and society. The database offers access to scholarly journals and magazines covering topics including gender studies, family and marital issues, and more.

Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance the search experience.

iPortal

The Indigenous Studies Portal (iPortal) is a database of full-text electronic resources such as books, articles, theses and documents as well as digitized materials such as photographs, archival resources, maps, etc. focusing primarily on First Nations and Aboriginals of Canada with a secondary focus on North American materials and beyond.

This initiative began in 2005 at the University of Saskatchewan as a resource for faculty, students, researchers, and members of the community and currently links to nearly 50,000 items. Anyone can use the freely available materials in the iPortal but some resources are licensed and may only be available from UPEI's licensed collections or interlibrary loan service.

Native Health Database

Contains bibliographic information and abstracts of health-related articles, reports, surveys, and other resource documents pertaining to the health and health care of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Nations. The database provides information for the benefit, use, and education of organizations and individuals with an interest in health-related issues, programs, and initiatives regarding North American indigenous peoples. [Description from database website]

 

Note that this database is indexing only, not full text. Use the Library's Find Journals to get access to full text where available, or Interlibrary Loan to request articles that the Library does not already provide direct access to.

NFB Campus (National Film Board of Canada)

NFB Campus provides streaming access to films produced by the National Film Board.

Description provided by the site:

National Film Board of Canada's award-winning online Screening Room, featuring over 3,000 productions.

Our Collection includes documentaries, animations, experimental films, fiction and interactive works. We showcase films that take a stand on issues of global importance that matter to Canadians—stories about the environment, human rights, international conflict, the arts and more.

We also have a selection of animated films for both adults and children from talented filmmakers such as Cordell Barker, Chris Landreth, Ryan Larkin, Richard Condie, Ishu Patel, Caroline Leaf, and others.

You'll discover new releases, old favourites and Canadian classics along with works from many of Canada's legendary directors. We have films for all ages, in both French and English.

OneSearch (EBSCO EDS - Proxied) OneSearch (EBSCO Discovery Service) searches most of Robertson Library's licensed content in a single search.
Pop Culture Collection

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

Pop Culture Collection provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture. The database offers useful information for researchers in social science, history, art or liberal arts courses.

Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance the search experience.

Academic Videos Online (AVON, Alexander Street Press)

Over 60,000 academic videos, including the Nursing Education Collection.

As of summer 2019, this subscription is in the process of moving from the Alexander Street Press platform to the Proquest videos platform.

The link above is to the Alexander Street Press platform.

This subscription replaces the competing product, Films On Demand. If there had been a video on that platform that you needed for a course, please contact your subject librarian immediately for assistance.