Social Sciences

  • America: History and Life (Ebsco) (Current NU Only)
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    Search for books and articles on the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. With selective indexing for 1,700 journals. (1964-present)
  • American State Papers (Current NU Only)
    Legislative and executive documents from the important period between 1789 and the beginning of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set in 1817.
  • AnthroSource (Current NU Only)
    An online service of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), AnthroSource offers access to backfiles of up to 100 years, as well as current content from AAA's 32 anthropological publications which includes journals, books, monographs, bulletins and newsletters.
  • Black Thought and Culture (Alexander Street) (Current NU Only)
    A primary source database for essays, articles, speeches, books, and interviews written by leaders within the black community from the earliest times to the present. Includes unique, fugitive, and never-before-published materials.
  • Boston's Latino Community History (Open Access)
    The documents, images, and posters in this digital collection were selected from the Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción records and the La Alianza Hispana records held in the Northeastern University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections Department. These records available in this online collection document public policy formation, community relations, affordable housing, urban planning and housing rehabilitation, cultural and educational programming, violence prevention, and minority rights in Boston during the last decades of the 20th century.
  • Cambridge Univ. Press Journals On Line (Current NU plus alumni)
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  • Chronicle of Higher Education Online (Current NU Only)
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  • Communications and Mass Media Complete (Current NU Only)
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    For research in areas related to communication and mass media. Significant full text is available. [More Info]
  • CQ Electronic Library (Current NU plus Alumni)
    Congressional Quarterly's portal for research in US government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs. Includes CQ's Politics in America, as well as other almanacs, data, and news publications.
  • Criminal Justice Abstracts (Ebsco) (Current NU Only)
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    Indexing and links to full text for scholarly and professional journals in the criminal justice and related fields.
  • EconLit (Current NU Only)
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    The American Economic Association's electronic database and the foremost source of references to economic literature. The online heir to the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL), EconLit is a reliable source of citations and abstracts to economic research dating back to 1969. Links to full text and ILL options
  • (Economist Intelligence Unit, Country Info) (Current NU Only)
    Contains Country Reports, International Business Newsletters, Country Monitor, Country Finance, Country Commerce, European Policy Analyst.
  • Emerald Fulltext (Current NU Only)
    Research journals in management science, with an emphasis on applications in a variety of industries and nonprofits.
  • Encyclopedia of Cancer, 2nd edition (Elsevier) (Current NU Only)
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    Covers all aspects of cancer, from basic science to clinical application. Published in 2003.
  • Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology (Current NU plus Alumni)
    A compendium of nearly 700 authoritative, research-based entries on the complete range of topics that, together, define the contemporary state of knowledge on technology and its organizational, managerial, behavioral, and social implications. Enhanced with definitions of thousands of technical and managerial terms, as well as a reference section that directs researchers, scholars, students, and practitioners to additional sources for further reading and research.
  • ERIC (Proquest) (Current NU Only)
    Note: Off-campus? Access ERIC (Cambridge Scientific) here, (QuickBib Citation formatting not available off-campus)
    Contains citations to documents related to education. [More Info]
  • Ethnic Newswatch (Proquest) (Current NU Only)
    Interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish) and comprehensive full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. Designed to provide the "other side of the story," ENW titles offer additional viewpoints from those proffered by the mainstream press.
  • Expanded Academic ASAP Plus (Gale Cengage) (Current NU Only)
    Note: Available courtesy of the Massachusetts Board of Library Comissioners.
    Journal articles in a variety of disciplines, including popular, professional, and scholarly.
  • FMG On Demand (Current NU Only)
    Note: Windows Media Player 9 or above or QuickTime 6.0 or above (MAC). Macs do not have a full screen view. Closed captioning is available

    195 videos are currently available for streaming. To set up course playlists, or recommend new titles, faculty should contact their subject specialist.
  • Foreign Law Guide (Current NU Only)
    Note: Courtesy of the NU School of Law
    A brief introduction to the legal systems of 190 foreign countries and jurisdications, a list of codifications, gazettes and other sources of law. Also, it identifies any available English translations. Searchable by country, subject, or keyword.
  • Genderwatch (Proquest) (Current NU Only)
    Reprints full articles from women's studies magazines and newsletters (including some that are hard to find in print), as well as some scholarly journals. Some articles go back to the 1970's. You can browse a list of subjects or search by key words.
  • HAPI (Health and Psychosocial Instruments) (Current NU Only)
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    Information about behavioral measurement instruments, abstracted from hundreds of leading journals covering health sciences and psychosocial sciences. [More Info]
  • HeinOnline (Current NU Only)
    HeinOnline Journals provides access to online, full-text pre-1980 law reviews and journals.
  • Historical Abstracts (Ebsco) (Current NU Only)
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    Historical Abstracts covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including world history, military history, women's history, history of education, and more. Indexing/abstracting of more than 1,700 academic historical journals in over 40 languages back to 1955 with links to full text where available.
  • Historical Statistics of the United States (Current NU Only)
    A classic 2-volume reference work containing statistics about the United States has been updated and is now available online from Cambridge. Tables of statistics include information about population, slavery, the economy, and much more. Download in Excel or .csv. Sorting, graphs and plots available.
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  • History Cooperative (Current NU plus alumni)
    A partnership between the AHA (American Historical Association) and the OAH (Organization of American Historians), this site supplies academic research articles in history. [More Info]
  • ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research) (Current NU Only)
    Note: You must register for a myData account in order to access some reports.
    ICPSR is a non-profit membership-based data archive based at University of Michigan. ICPSR maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction.
  • Index to Jewish Periodicals (Current NU Only)
    English-language articles and book reviews on Jewish history, activity and thought in more than 220 journals devoted to Jewish affairs. For students of Jewish thought and others interested in contemporary Jewish and Middle Eastern studies. Journal coverage dates back as far as 1988.
    Also search with Jewish Studies Source
  • International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences (Current NU Only)
    This Encyclopedia is the first attempt in a generation to map the social and behavioral sciences on a grand scale. Not since the publication in 1968 of the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, edited by David L. Sills, has there been such an ambitious project to describe the state of the art in all the fields encompassed within the social and behavioral sciences. Available in both print (26 volumes) and online editions, it comprises 4,000 articles, commissioned by 52 Section Editors, and includes 90,000 bibliographic references as well as comprehensive name and subject indexes.
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  • Jewish Studies Source (Current NU Only)
    A multidisciplinary view into the study of Jewish civilization from its historical origins to the present. Content within the collection is meant to cover all facets of Judaism and multiple areas of study. Over 350 full-text titles including academic journals, abstracts of monographs, newspapers and periodicals, including complete Jewish Telegraphic Agency wire service articles from 1922 to the present.
    Also search with Index to Jewish Periodicals
  • JSTOR (Current NU Only)
    Note: Arts and Sciences IV courtesy of NU School of Law
    A trusted digital archive of academic journals and other scholarly content. Most journals include extended historic backfiles and not current issues. Arts and Sciences collections 1 thru IX are available, plus the Life Sciences collection, and Business III. [More Info]
  • LexisNexis Academic (Current NU Only)
    Up-to-date business and legal information is the strength of the LexisNexis Academic service. It allows you to search for newspapers, periodicals, public records, and legal documents, often within 24 hours of publication, and in some cases going back 20 years. Most documents are available in full text. [More Info]
  • Library PressDisplay (Current NU Only)
    Today's headlines and news stories from international newspapers; RSS feeds also available. Archived for up to 60 days.
  • Mental Measurements Yearbook (EbscoHost) (Current NU Only)
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    Produced by the Buros Institute at the University of Nebraska, provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments. Allows for evaluation of test products in psychology, education, business, and leadership. This online service covers from Volume 9 to the present.
  • Metapress (Current NU Only)
    Selected articles from a variety of academic publishers and scholarly societies.
  • MideastWire (Current NU plus alumni)
    A daily newsletter of concise, translated briefs covering some of the key political, cultural, economic and opinion pieces appearing in the media of the 22 Arab countries, Iran and the Arab Diaspora.
  • National Criminal Justice Reference Service (Open Access)
    NCJRS from the US Department of Justice offers extensive reference and referral services to help you find answers to your questions about crime and justice-related research, policy, and practice.
  • National Criminal Justice Reference Service (EbscoHost) (Current NU Only)
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    NCJRS from the US Department of Justice offers extensive reference and referral services to help you find answers to your questions about crime and justice-related research, policy, and practice. This Ebsco version allows you to combine your search with other Ebsco databases.
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (Current NU plus alumni)
    From “Apple Pie” to “Zombie”— The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America covers the significant events, inventions, and social movements in American history that have affected the way Americans view, prepare, and consume food and drink. A collaboration of nearly 200 contributors this is a scholarly work with a generous bibliography. (Published in 2004.)
  • Oxford University Press Journals Online (Current NU Only)
    Note: Selected titles only
  • PAIS (Proquest) (Current NU Only)
    Broad coverage of the social sciences, from 1915 to present. International in scope. Abstracts of books, journal articles, conference proceedings, and many government publications.
  • PILOTS: Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress (Proquest) (Current NU Only)
    PILOTS is a bibliographic database produced at the headquarters of the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in White River Junction, Vermont, and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Its goal is to include citations to all literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events. Includes journals, books, book chapters, pamphlets, technical reports, and materials in all languages.
  • Political Reference Suite (CQ) (Current NU plus Alumni)
    Congressional Quarterly information in US government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs. Includes CQ's Politics in America, as well as other almanacs, data, and news publications.
  • Polling the Nations (Current NU plus Alumni)
    Note: Maximum of 4 users at a time
    Polling the Nations is a compilation of more than 14,000 surveys conducted by over 1000 polling organizations in the United States and 100 other countries from 1986 to the present time.
  • Project MUSE (Current NU plus alumni)
    Project Muse allows searching of articles from journals in the humanities, including religion, literature, philosophy, cultural studies, women's studies, film and the arts. Coverage is generally from about 1994 to the present, depending on the journal.
  • Proquest Congressional (formerly Lexis-Nexis Congressional) (Current NU Only)
    Access to congressional documents including hearings from 1824, committee reports, bills and legislation including "hot bills" and voting records.
  • PsycArticles (EbscoHost) (Current NU Only, no walk-in use)
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    Full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. Includes over 100,000 articles from 59 journals - 48 published by the American Psychological Association (APA) and 11 from allied organizations.
  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (EbscoHost) (Current NU Only)
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    A select collection of full-text articles in psychology from chiefly peer-reviewed journals.
  • PsycINFO (EbscoHost) (Current NU Only, no walk-in use)
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    The American Psychological Association's flagship database of 2.4 million articles, books and other international documents in psychology going back over a century. 98% peer-reviewed! [More Info]
  • Roper Center iPoll Databank (Current NU Only)
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  • Sage Premier Journals Online (Current NU Only)
  • Social Sciences Citation Index: SSCI (ISI) (Current NU Only)
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    Citations and abstracts in anthropology, sociology, urban studies, business and communication, criminology, penology, law, nursing, rehabilitation, and library sciences. Cited reference searching allows you to track prior research, see who is citing your work, measure the influence of someone's work, and navigate forward, backward and through the literature of your discipline. Linked to EndNoteWeb.
    Covers 1993-present
  • Social Services Abstracts (Proquest) (Current NU Only)
    Social work research is indexed and abstracted in this service, including the family, human services, social welfare, gerontology, support groups, poverty and homelessness and community development. Major areas of coverage include community and mental health services. Articles are from 1980 to the present.
  • Sociological Abstracts (Proquest) (Current NU Only)
    The main source for abstracts in the international literature of sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Indexes journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, conference papers and working papers. Cited references are included for many journal articles.
  • Sociology (Proquest) (Current NU Only)
    Full text articles about sociology and social work, including culture and social structure, history and theory of sociology, social psychology, substance abuse and addiction and more. Covers many core titles included in Sociological Abstracts and Social Services Abstracts.
  • Springer LINK online journals (Current NU Only)
    Note: Selected titles only
  • Statistical Datasets (ProQuest) (Current NU Only)
    Statistical DataSets provides data from licensed and public domain datasets within an easy-to-use interface. Browse contents or search topics and and view your data in tables and charts. [More Info]
  • TeachingBooks (Current NU plus alumni)
    A website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. The site includes links and multimedia materials that include thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 classroom. Some Spanish language material is included, additional functions and content are available to those who create a personal profile.
  • U.S. Congressional Serial Set 1817-1980 (Current NU Only)
    Important documents of the United States Congress including reports, journals (1817-1952), Senate executive documents, treaties (after 1978), committee reports, executive reports to congress, and more.
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