Finding Journal Articles in Sociology/Anthropology

 

Sociology

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

SocINDEX with Full Text

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.
Canadian Business & Current Affairs

Canadian Business & Current Affairs (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)

Click here to access the America: History and Life database 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.
Google Scholar (on-campus link)Google Scholar (off-campus use only)

Searches scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts, and articles. Note: only use the proxied link when you are off-campus. If you are on campus, go directly to Google Scholar as http://scholar.google.ca.

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.
Gale OneFile: Communications and Mass Media

 

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.

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage

Gale OneFile: Contemporary Women's Issues

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.

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage

Gale OneFile: Criminal Justice

Informs 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. Makes research easy by bringing together information from more than 250 journals.
 

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage

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.

Gale OneFile: Gender Studies

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.

(Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengag)

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.

 

 

If you bookmarked a page or copied the URL from OneSearch/EBSCOhost and find it has expired, sometimes, but not always, it's possible to recreate a working link from a bad one.  If it's possible, this tool will do it.

(The link from here also will expire, so be sure to update your bookmark with the permalink!)

Paste a broken EBSCO URL, then press Enter and hope for the best:

Gale OneFile: Pop Culture Studies

 

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.
Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage

Academic Videos Online (AVON)

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

Alexander Street Press is a division of Proquest.

 

American Indian History Collection

Description from the publisher:

American Indian History offers fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history, covering more than 600 Native American groups, through videos and slideshows, images, biographies of key people, event and topic entries, primary sources, maps and graphs, and timelines.

An interactive, multifaceted look at the indigenous peoples of the Americas.
Highlights and Features:

  • Authoritative Source List: Expertly researched and written content from a wealth of proprietary titles
  • Easy Access to Relevant Content: Key content is handpicked by our editors to inform research and provide guided entryways into the database, plus convenient links to key areas are at the top of every page
  • Editorially Curated Topic Centers: Specially selected content on a particular culture area or era—including articles, shareable slideshows, videos, primary sources, and more—provide valuable study guides and entry points into the content key topics

 

 

 

 

Bibliography of Native North Americans

A bibliographic database (abstracts but not full text) covering all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life. This resource covers a wide range of topics including archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, governance, legend, and literacy. BNNA contains more than 141,000 citations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents of the United States and Canada. Dates of coverage for included content range from the sixteenth century to the present.

 

As of April 29, 2022, this database is being renamed: Bibliography of Indigenous Peoples in North America

eHRAF World Cultures

 

Description from publisher:

eHRAF World Cultures is an online cross-cultural and ethnographic database containing descriptive information on cultures (based on the Outline of World Cultures or OWC) and ethnic groups from around the world. Each culture collection in eHRAF contains a variety of documents (books, articles, monographs, and dissertations) that have been subject-indexed at the paragraph level by trained anthropologists according to HRAF’s comprehensive Outline of Cultural Materials (OCM). This feature extends search capability well beyond keyword searching, allowing for precise culture and subject retrieval, even in a foreign language. As an ethnographic database, eHRAF appeals to many academic disciplines in the social sciences, humanities, medicine, and any other area with an interest in cultural diversity.

 

Dates of Coverage
Historical to present.

Update Schedule
Currently we add 10-20 cultures annually with approximately 20,000 pages. About 25% is new ethnographic material and the remaining material is converted from the microfiche collection.

Documents Indexed
Books, dissertations, journal articles, monographs, essays, and some photo collections.

Google Dataset Search

Across the web, there are millions of datasets about nearly any subject. Dataset Search has indexed almost 25 million of these datasets, giving you a single place to search for datasets and find links to where the data is. 

Some other options for finding datasets:

Dimensions - over 11 million datasets indexed, most but not all search functions on this site are free (UPEI does not have a paid subscription)

re3data.org- a global registry of research data repositories, including some that are not free

Data Repositories Open Access Directory

US Govt: data.gov and another one specifically for health data: HealthData.gov

Harvard Dataverse- about 150,000 datasets

The European Union's Eurocentric dataset search page

CESSDA (Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives)

OpenAfrica OpenAfrica is not a government agency but calls itself a grassroots movement to open Africa related datasets

Datamed.org - just biomed/health related datasets

 

For more help finding a free dataset for your research project, contact your subject librarian.

Indigenous Peoples of North America

Description provided by vendor:

Indigenous Peoples of North America, Part I provides users with a robust, diverse, informative source that will enhance research and increase understanding of the historical experiences, cultural traditions and innovations, and political status of indigenous peoples in the United States and Canada. Researchers will explore the impact of invasion and colonization on Indigenous Peoples in North America, and the intersection of Indigenous and European histories and systems of knowledge through the use of manuscripts, monographs, newspapers, photographs, motion pictures, images of artwork, and more. These are the primary sources that take students beyond the facts and figures of history and into a deeper understanding of indigenous peoples.

 

Topics of interest include trade and communication, Arctic exploration and tribes, the Iroquois Confederation, Canadian Catholic Indian missions, Indian removal, Indian wars and the frontier army, establishment of the Canadian Indian and Aboriginal Department, Indian delegations and Indian-federal relations, Canadian Indian treaty policy, government boarding and missionary schools and curricula, Dawes Severalty and the allotment system, dances and festivals, Alaskan Indian policies, Indian languages and linguistics, assimilation and the Indian New Deal, relocation, termination, and the Indian Claims Commission, water and fishing rights, civil rights, radicalism, poverty, and the American Indian movement.

 

Content has been sourced from both American and Canadian institutions and has received direct-from-source permission to digitize newspapers from various tribes and organizations. This archive also features indigenous language materials, including dictionaries, religious texts, and primers.

Informit Indigenous Collection

Informit Indigenous Collection

 

[description from publisher]

Informit’s Indigenous Collection brings together ground-breaking and emerging research with topical and historical issues paramount to Indigenous studies across the world.
Offering broad scope for critical international engagement and debate surrounding Indigenous culture, health, human geography and other important aspects, this inter-disciplinary platform gives definitive voice to Indigenous communities in Australia, New Zealand and beyond.


Collection highlights

  • Centres on significant historical and contemporary aspects of Indigenous culture and experience
  • Ideal for education, business and academic sectors seeking a better understanding of matters impacting Indigenous populations across the world
  • Authoritative views, insights and voices from Indigenous individuals and groups
  • Dedicated to content from and about Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, Pacific region and North America, with articles by researchers worldwide
  • Extensive coverage of current and historical information sources
  • New articles added daily
Sage Research Methods

SAGE Research Methods supports beginning and advanced researchers in every step of a research project, from writing a research question, choosing a method, gathering and analyzing data, to writing up and publishing the findings. With information on the full range of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods for the social and behavioral sciences, as well as many methods commonly used in the hard sciences, the book, reference, and journal content in SAGE Research Methods—from SAGE’s renowned methods publishing program— and advanced features help researchers of all levels conduct their research. 

The Library has purchased two of the components of this large suite of online products, plus the Core package of books and journals:

Content of the Core:

  • "Little Green Books" - quantitative methods
  • "Little Blue Books" - qualitative methods
  • Videos - 83 videos about research methods
  • Methods Maps - Explore the research methods terrain, read definitions of key terminology, and discover content relevant to your research methods journey.
  • Project Planner - Find all you need to know to plan your research project
  • "Which Stats" Test - Choose an appropriate statistical method using this straightforward tool

UPEI will get access to new content added annually to the Core through 2027, typically 50+ items per year.

Sage Research Methods Foundations

SAGE Research Methods Foundations is a large series of extended articles/short books edited by Paul Atkinson, Sara Delamont, Alexandru Cernat, Joseph W. Sakshaug & Richard A. Williams. It is the perfect companion for novice researchers and provides bite-size, introductory overviews to all the major methods topics to help get you on your way. The entries give introductory overviews to major research methods, covering their history, development and critical debates surrounding them. 

Some examples of topics covered include:

  • Item Response Theory
  • Analysing Administrative Data
  • Case-Based Methods
  • Case Study
  • Content Analysis, Quantitative
  • Critical Discourse Analysis
  • Agent Based Models
  • Analysis of Proportions
  • Analysis of Rare Events
  • ANOVA and ANCOVA
  • Archiving Qualitative Data
  • Arts-Based Research
  • Autobiography
  • Autoethnography
  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Bibliometric Indicators

 

See also: SRM Videos: Practical Research and Academic Skills, SRM main page with Core information

SAGE Research Methods Video: Practical Research and Academic Skills

This collection of over 450 streaming videos on the SAGE Research Methods platform offers support on the practical skills that you need to successfully complete your research. Key areas such as writing a research proposal, planning and designing a research project, and securing ethical approval are explicitly covered. Practical skills such as project management, writing for publication, presenting work, and building networks are also presented through helpful explanatory videos. This video collection will give you the confidence to successfully navigate your research, take responsibility for your professional development and identify the transferable skills needed to progress your careers.

Topics covered in the videos include:

  • Project Management
  • Writing a research proposal
  • Securing ethical approval
  • Writing for publication
  • Computer applications
  • Applied research
  • Research careers & building networks
  • Presenting at conferences
  • Building Networks
  • and many more topics

There are more research methods videos in the SRM Core package

Scopus

Scopus provides broad indexing and citation coverage of academic journals, books and conference proceedings published worldwide. Delivering a comprehensive overview ofresearch output in the fields of science, engineering, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities, Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research. Access the Elsevier Scopus guide for information about searching. 

Coming soon: the UPEI librarians are developing a own localized scopus advanced search tips guide.

South Asia Open Archives (SAOA)

Description from producer (JSTOR) as of Jan 2020:

Nearly 450,000 page images in the collection!

Welcome to SAOA. South Asia Open Archives is a free open-access resource for research and teaching - a rich and growing curated collection of key historical and contemporary sources in arts, humanities and social sciences, from and about South Asia, in English and other languages of the region. SAOA's collection contains hundreds of thousands of pages of books, journals, newspapers, census data, magazines, and documents, with particular focus on social & economic history, literature, women & gender, and caste & social structure.

SAOA is the product of a collaborative initiative of a broad consortium of 26 current member research libraries in South Asia and around the world. It is enriched by substantial contributions of content, human and material resources from a community of libraries, research centers, archives and other institutions partnering to bring these resources out for global scholarship and pedagogy. Administratively hosted by the Center for Research Libraries, and working in collaboration with the South Asia Materials Project, SAOA is presented online for open access with the advanced database functionalities and user-friendly features that result from our partnership with JSTOR. To suggest sources to add to SAOA or learn more about joining or participating in SAOA, please contact us at saoa@crl.edu.