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(405) Resources In 'Social Sciences (General)'
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Databases & Article Indexes (46) E-Journals (173) Associations, Organizations & Societies (2) Book Reviews (5) Citation Guides & Style Manuals (4)
Conferences & Proceedings (2) Data Sets & Statistics (35) Dictionaries & Thesauri (Languages) (1) Directories (3) Discussion Lists & Blogs (1)
E-Books (30) Encyclopedias & Subject Dictionaries (15) Government Information (18) Handbooks, Tables, Properties & Datasheets (4) Images (1)
Libraries, Museums, Catalogs & Archives (2) Maps, Atlases & GIS (4) Mobile apps & sites (1) Multimedia & Video (1) News Sources (6)
Penn Sites (1) Preprints & Working Papers (4) Research Guides (37) Schools & Research Centers (3) Search Engines & Portals (2)
Technical Reports (3) Tests & Measurements (1)
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Primary Social Sciences (General) Databases & Article Indexes

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Web of Science
Also Known as: ISI Citation Indexes, Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, SSCI, SCI, AHCI, ISI, Web of Knowledge
Indexes journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Allows for cited reference searching. Includes Science Citation Index, the Social Science Citation Index[more]    [Add to PennTags]
Holdings: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)--1945-present, Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)--1956-present, Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI)--1975-present. Updated weekly.
Supplemental URLs
    Web of Science Tutorials
    Cited Reference Searching Tutorial

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International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
Also Known as: IBSS CSA
- from CSA Databases
Bibliographic citations and subject indexing for the international journal article and book literature in anthropology, economics, political science, and sociology. Produced by British Library of Poli...   [more]    [Add to PennTags]
Holdings: Covers 1951 to the present in three separate files.
Supplemental URLs
    IBSS Journal Coverage List (LSE IBSS Web)

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CEPR Discussion Paper series
Also Known as: Centre for Economic Policy Research discussion papers
Working papers of the leading pan-European economic research center. Separate series cover international macroeconomics, international trade, public policy, labor economics, financial economics, indus...   [more]    [Add to PennTags]

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JSTOR
JSTOR specializes in making available the back issues of journals in a wide variety of humanities and social science disciplines. Issues are available both as images and as text, making searching poss...   [more]    [Add to PennTags]
Holdings: active
Embargo: 195 month embargo on full-text
Supplemental URLs
    JSTOR Title List (by title)
    JSTOR Advanced Search
    JSTOR Printing Help
    JSTOR Title List (by discipline)
    JSTOR Mobile (beta)

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SAGE Research Methods
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Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
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Important Social Sciences (General) Databases & Article Indexes

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Alternative Press Index
Also Known as: Altpress Index
Indexes over 250 alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers and magazines. Includes selected abstracts from research journals. ...   [more]    [Add to PennTags]
Holdings: 1991 to present

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AnthroSource
Indexes journals, newsletters, bulletins and monographs of the American Anthropological Association (AAA)....   [more]    [Add to PennTags]

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CAB Abstracts
Formerly produced by Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux, now Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International, this database comprises international coverage of veterinary medicine, agriculture, fo...   [more]    [Add to PennTags]
Holdings: 1910 to the present. Updated monthly.
Supplemental URLs
    CABICODES List
    CAB Thesaurus

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CAB Abstracts (complete)
Formerly produced by Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux, now Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International, this database comprises international coverage of veterinary medicine, agriculture, fo...   [more]    [Add to PennTags]
Holdings: 1910-present.
Supplemental URLs
    CAB Thesaurus

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EBSCO MegaFILE
General, multidisciplinary periodical database, covering all scholarly disciplines, with many general and popular magazines, and news sources. Includes bibliographic citations with indexing and abstra...   [more]    [Add to PennTags]
Holdings: Coverage varies: mostly 1990s to present.

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Francis
Also Known as: Bulletin signaletique
Francis covers a wide range of multilingual, multidisciplinary information in the humanities and social sciences. It is strong in religion, the history of art, and literature with emphasis on cur...   [more]    [Add to PennTags]
Holdings: 1984 to the present. Updated monthly.
Unrestricted Access
Supplemental URLs
    FRANCIS via EBSCOhost (closed file)

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Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration and Cultural Exchange
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InCites: Essential Science Indicators
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International Financial Statistics Online
Also Known as: International Monetary Fund IFS, IMF IFS
- from IMF eLibrary
International Financial Statistics (IFS) is a standard source of international statistics on all aspects of international and domestic finance. It reports, for most countries of the world, current dat...   [more]    [Add to PennTags]
Supplemental URLs
    IFS via old IMF interface

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iPOLL
Also Known as: Roper Center, RPOLL
REQUIRES FREE REGISTRATION. Question-level data from public opinion polls. Almost 400,000 questions from polls, 1935 to present, based upon Roper Center-archived surveys with US national adult samples...   [more]    [Add to PennTags]
Holdings: 1935 to present. Updated daily.

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iSSRN App
Also Known as: Social Science Research Network
Free iOS app. Search over 250,000 research papers in the social sciences and read them in pdf format directly on your iOS device. Multi-touch functionality enables users to zoom in and out of key pass...   [more]    [Add to PennTags]
Unrestricted Access

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Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS) 1957-1994
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Knowledge Unlatched
Knowledge Unlatched works with libraries and centers from around the world to create a sustainable publishing model for specialized scholarly texts in the humanities and social sciences. As of 2014 th...   [more]    [Add to PennTags]
Unrestricted Access

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Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic) (NYT & much more)
Also Known as: lexis/nexis, Lexis-Nexis, Lexis Nexis, LN Academic, LexisNexis Academic, Lexis Nexis Academic
Access to full-text national and international newspapers , including the New York Times, and the Times of London business and accounting information, biographical data, and some selected legal mat...   [more]    [Add to PennTags]
Unrestricted Access
Supplemental URLs
    Nexis Uni (new interface)
    LexisNexis Academic (old interface)

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OAPEN Library
The OAPEN Library contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences. OAPEN works with publishers to build a quality controlled collection of Open Access b...   [more]    [Add to PennTags]
Unrestricted Access

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PAIS International
Also Known as: Public Affairs Information Service, PAIS Archive
- from CSA Databases
Bibliographic citations (1915-) with indexing on contemporary public affairs and policy issues worldwide related to a wide range of topics: agriculture, banking, finance, business, demographics, educa...   [more]    [Add to PennTags]
Holdings: 1915-
Supplemental URLs
    Journal List (OCLC PAIS via Internet Archive)
    Broad Topics Classification (OCLC PAIS via Internet Archive)

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PEP-Web Archive
Also Known as: PEP web archive
Searchable fulltext of Freud's complete works (German and English), books by Bion, Bowlby, Ernest Jones, Melanie Klein, Donald Meltzer, D.W. Winnicott and other psychoanalysts. Includes compete runs (...   [more]    [Add to PennTags]

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PERSEE
This is a documentary portal of French social and human science journals, created by the education nationale. Users must register before accessing this resource. Provides partial fulltext for Annale...   [more]    [Add to PennTags]
Unrestricted Access

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PolicyArchive
Digital archive of non-partisan policy research. Collects summaries and full texts, videos, reports, briefs, and multimedia material of think tank, university, government, and foundation-funded policy...   [more]    [Add to PennTags]
Unrestricted Access

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PolicyFile
Also Known as: Policy File
Indexing with abstracts of U.S. and foreign domestic and international public policy research literature. ...   [more]    [Add to PennTags]

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PROL - Political Research Online
REQUIRES FREE REGISTRATION. Electronic fulltext preprint archive for political science. Includes conference papers, preprints, syllabi, and center and institute reports....   [more]    [Add to PennTags]
Unrestricted Access

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Proquest Statistical Insight
Also Known as: Statistical Universe, lexisnexis statistical
Statistical Universe indexes statistical data published in federal, state, and selected privately published titles, at the table level. In some cases the fulltext of the document is also available....   [more]    [Add to PennTags]

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Proquest: Social Science Databases Multisearch
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PsycCRITIQUES
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Unrestricted Access

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PsycINFO
The American Psychological Association's comprehensive indexing and abstracting service for the professional and scholarly literature in psychology and related fields. Coverage is worldwide. Sources a...   [more]    [Add to PennTags]
Holdings: 1887 to the present. Updated monthly.
Supplemental URLs
    PsycINFO Classification Categories and Codes (APA Online)
    PsycINFO Journal Coverage List (APA Online)

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Race Relations Abstracts
Bibliographic records covering essential areas related to race relations, including ethnic studies, discrimination, immigration studies, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. ...   [more]    [Add to PennTags]
Holdings: 1975-present.

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Registry of Anthropological Data Wiki
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Unrestricted Access

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SimplyAnalytics
Also Known as: SimplyMap
Web-based mapping application that enables users to create maps utilizing a wide range of underlying data including census, consumer expenditure, and business counts. Datasets include Claritas, PRIZM,...   [more]    [Add to PennTags]

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Sociological Abstracts
Also Known as: SocAbs soc abs
- from CSA Databases
Covers sociology, case work, demographics, policy studies, political science, family studies, feminist studies, and social security programs....   [more]    [Add to PennTags]
Holdings: 1963 to the present. Updated bimonthly.
Supplemental URLs
    Serials List
    Classification Codes (ProQuest LibGuide)

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Sociological Abstracts + Social Services Abstracts (combined)
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Supplemental URLs
    SocAbs title list (ProQuest LibGuides)
    SocAbs classification codes (ProQuest LibGuides)

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Studies on Women and Gender Abstracts
Also Known as: Studies on Women & Gender Abstracts
- from Taylor & Francis Online
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U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
Finding aids, catalogs, research guides, and digitized documents for curricular use from NARA....   [more]    [Add to PennTags]
Unrestricted Access
Supplemental URLs
    ARC - Archival Research Catalog
    Microfilm Publications Catalog
    Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States
    Digital Classroom

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World Development Indicators
Also Known as: World Bank WDI Online
The World Bank's principal data source on the global economy. More than 550 time series, 1960-present, on more than 200 countries and 18 country groups, covering demographic, social, economic, financi...   [more]    [Add to PennTags]
Unrestricted Access
Supplemental URLs
    old interface url
    old interface url

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Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
Also Known as: WPSA
- from CSA Databases
67% of the more than 1500 monitored journals are published outside the United States, and there are nearly 500,000 records beginning in 1975. Some of the records have fulltext links and coverage inc...   [more]    [Add to PennTags]
Supplemental URLs
    Serials List
    Classification Codes (CSA)

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Related Social Sciences (General) Databases & Article Indexes

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CLASE - Citas Latinoamericanas en Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades
CLASE is a social sciences and humanities database created in 1975 at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM). It contains more than 200,000 citations to articles, essays, book reviews, sta...   [more]    [Add to PennTags]
Unrestricted Access

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Newsbank Access World News
Also Known as: NewsBank National Newspapers , America's Newspapers , Access World News , News Bank
Searchable fulltext of international and U.S. national, regional, and local newspapers. Coverage for current issues (i.e., yesterday in most cases) with extensive backfiles. Business and Management, ...   [more]    [Add to PennTags]
Holdings: Varies with title, 1970s or more recent to present.
    NewsBank U.S. Newspapers

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Philadelphia Neighborhoods: Histories, Plans and Futures
Philadelphia Neighborhoods: Histories, Plans and Futures is a free, searchable database of neighborhood-based reports issued by the Philadelphia City Planning Commission between 1946 and 1990. The dat...   [more]    [Add to PennTags]
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Proquest Dissertations and Theses Fulltext (formerly Dissertation Abstracts)
Also Known as: Digital Dissertations, Dissertation Abstracts, UMI, DAI, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (PQDT), Proquest Dissertations and Theses Fulltext
Indexing (since 1861) and abstracting (since 1980) for doctoral-level dissertations completed at North American universities. Page images or fulltext of all available dissertations - including Penn d...   [more]    [Add to PennTags]
Holdings: Indexing 1861-present, abstracts 1980-present, page-image or fulltext PDF for available dissertations dissertations from 1997 to the present.

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Redalyc - Red de Revistas Cientificas de America Latina y El Caribe, Espana y Portugal
Redalyc is a fulltext journal project in the social sciences created by members of the Facultad de Ciencias Politicas y Administracion Publica de la Universidad Autonoma de Estado de Mexico. The objec...   [more]    [Add to PennTags]
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SciELO
Also Known as: Scientific Electronic Library Online
SciELO is an electronic library providing fulltext articles, most in English, Spanish, or Portuguese, from a collection of scientific journals. SciELO includes the collections: Argentina, Brazil, Chil...   [more]    [Add to PennTags]
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