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Sociology - key resources

InfoDatabase title
Further informationInformit Humanities & Social Sciences Collection
A multidisciplinary collection providing access to unique content from journals, monographs, conference proceedings, research papers and reference materials. The broad subject coverage includes Aboriginal and indigenous studies, arts, history, law, literary studies, media, political science and sociology.
Further informationInternational Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS) (ProQuest)
An online resource for social science and interdisciplinary research with a focus on anthropology, economics, politics and sociology. This database includes bibliographic references to journal articles, books, reviews and selected chapters dating back to 1951.
Further informationSocial Science Database (ProQuest)
A database that provides full-text access to a variety of scientific journals. Subject coverage includes: Anthropology, Communication science, Demography, Economics, Human services, Political science, Policy studies, Psychology, and Sociology.
Public accessMobile appSocial Science Research Network (SSRN)
A collaborative database of specialised research networks in each of the social sciences. SSRN includes an Abstract Database containing scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection containing full-text documents.
Further informationSocial Theory (Alexander Street)
A selection of documents that explore the complexities and interpret the nature of social behavior and organization. The database includes content by such major theorists as Theodor Adorno, Jean Baudrillard, Simone de Beauvoir, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Émile Durkheim, Michel Foucault, Jürgen Habermas, Robert Merton, Dorothy E. Smith , and Talcott Parsons.

 

Sociology - additional resources

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Further informationAcademic OneFile (Gale Cengage)
Provides indexing/abstracting for journals and reference sources with many articles available in full-text. Coverage includes the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Includes coverage of the New York Times back to 1985.
Further informationMobile appAcademic Search Complete (EBSCOhost)
Designed for academic institutions, this database provides coverage of multidisciplinary academic journals. It supports research in the key areas of academic study by providing peer-reviewed journals, full-text periodicals, reports, books, and more.
Further informationAcademic Video Online (AVON): Premium (Alexander Street)
A multidisciplinary collection of videos with thousands of titles and more added each month that touches on the curriculum needs of virtually every department. Academic Video Online: Premium allows students and researchers to analyse unique and valuable content from over 500 producers and distributors of videos around the world.
Further informationMobile appAnnual Reviews & Annual Reviews Backfile
Provides searchable abstracts and full-text access to analytic reviews (back to volume 1) in disciplines within the biomedical, life, physical, and social sciences.
Further informationMobile appAnthropology (Alexander Street)
This collection brings together Anthropology Online and Ethnographic Video Online. It includes a wide range of ethnographic documentaries, indigenous media, field notes, study guides and raw footage, covering human behaviour the world over. Essential for study in the areas of politics, economics, history, psychology, environmental studies, religion, area studies, linguistics, and geography.
Further informationArchive Explorer (Adam Matthew)
Cross-search the Adam Matthew collections subscribed to by the University of Otago.
Further informationMobile appArts & Humanities Citation Index (Web of Science Core Collection)
Bibliographic and citation information for journal articles in the arts and humanities. Individually selected, relevant items from major science and social science journals are also indexed.
Further informationAustralasian Literature: Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands (Alexander Street)
Creative works from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands from the 1930s to the present. Genres include Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Commentary and Criticism and Biography and Interviews.
Further informationChildren's Literature and Childhood (NCCO)
Provides a wide range of primary sources related to the experience of childhood in the nineteenth century. Included in the archive are children’s books and periodicals, primers and material related to education, child welfare pamphlets, documents and photos related to children and crime, youth newspapers and more.
Further informationMobile appCurrent Contents Connect (Web of Science)
A multidisciplinary, current awareness database that provides access to complete tables of contents, abstracts, bibliographic information, and abstracts from the most recently published issues of leading scholarly journals, as well as from relevant, evaluated websites.
Further informationDesign and Applied Arts Index (DAAI) (ProQuest)
A source of abstracts and bibliographic records for articles, news items, and reviews published in design and applied arts periodicals.
Public accessEarly English Books Online - Text Creation Partnership (EEBO TCP)
Standardized, accurate XML/SGML encoded electronic text editions of early print books. This resource has transcribed and marked up the text from ProQuest's Early English Books Online, Gale Cengage's Eighteenth Century Collections Online, and Readex's Evans Early American Imprints.
Further informationEconomist: Historical Archive 1843-2011 (Gale Cengage)
A complete searchable copy of every issue of the Economist from 1843 to 2011. The Economist delivers reports of international political, business, scientific, technological and cultural developments, with dispatches from all over the world. The archive includes full-colour images, multiple search indexes, exportable financial tables, a gallery of front covers, supplements, special reports and surveys.
Further informationEmerald Social Sciences eBook Series Collection
A growing collection of volumes with subject coverage that includes: Education; Health and Social Care; and Sociology and Public Policy.
Further informationFactiva
A global business information and research tool that aggregates content from a wide range of resources such as newspapers, journals, magazines and newswires. Content is generally full-text although coverage is sometimes selective.
Further informationGale NewsVault (Gale Cengage)
Cross-search a range of Gale’s historical newspaper and periodical collections. University of Otago subscription includes: 17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers; 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part 1 and Part 2; Times Digital Archive; Economist Historical Archive.
Further informationMobile appHumanities International Complete (EBSCOhost)
Provides full-text of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. This database includes all data from Humanities International Index plus unique full-text content.
Further informationInformit Families & Society Collection
Access full-text journals from government and specialist organisations including the Australian Institute of Family Studies, Australian Council of Social Service, Association of Children's Welfare Agencies, Australian Population Association and the University of New South Wales Faculty of Law. Topics include non-traditional families, parenting, marriage, divorce, division of labour, working mothers, birth rates and ageing.
Further informationKanopy
A streaming service that provides access to video content sourced from leading suppliers. The Library subscribes to a selection of titles from this collection. To use the advanced functionality, users are required to sign in. First-time users will need to create an account.
Further informationOxford Scholarship Online
Cross-searchable library containing full-text books in the areas of Classical Studies, Economics and Finance, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, and Sociology.
Further informationPeriodicals Archive Online Foundation Collection (ProQuest)
A full-text archive of 215 periodicals in the humanities and social sciences. Coverage is from the first issue to the end of 2000, or final issue (whichever is first).
Further informationPeriodicals Index Online (PIO) (ProQuest)
An international index to millions of articles published in the humanities and social sciences. Every article in each journal is indexed, from volume 1, issue 1 to recent times. The database includes periodicals in English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, and other Western languages.
Further informationProQuest Central
A leading electronic database providing indexing/abstracting and full-text access to scholarly and general interest publications. It combines information from a number of online databases with subjects covering: business, law, education, computing, science, technology, engineering, arts, medicine, and religion.
Further informationProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I
A collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, from 1743 to the present day. Where available, the database includes a 24-page preview. Dissertations published since July 1980 include a 350-word abstract written by the author. Master's theses published since 1988 include 150-word abstracts.
Further informationMobile appPsychology and Behavioural Sciences Collection (EBSCOhost)
A full-text database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods.
Further informationPsycINFO (Ovid)
An electronic bibliographic database providing abstracts and citations to the scholarly literature for behavioral sciences and mental health. The database includes material in related fields such as psychiatry, management, business, education, social science, neuroscience, law, medicine, and social work.
Further informationResearch Library (ProQuest)
A multidisciplinary database designed to cover the top 150 core academic subject reference areas. The database includes thousands of full-text titles, with a diversified mix of scholarly journals, professional and trade publications, and general interest magazines.
Further informationMobile appSAGE Journals
An independent international publisher of academic and professional journals, books, and electronic media.
Further informationSAGE Knowledge eBooks
Includes SAGE eBook and eReference content, including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, and more.
Further informationSAGE Research Methods
A research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. The database links SAGE’s book, journal and reference content with search and discovery tools. Researchers can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings. Includes access to Cases and Datasets.
Public accessSciELO Citation Index (Web of Science)
An abstracting/indexing database with links to open access full-text for journals from Latin America, Spain, Portugal, the Caribbean and South Africa.
Further informationMobile appSocial Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science Core Collection)
Provides access to the bibliographic and citation information from the world's leading social sciences journals across 50 disciplines. Cover-to-cover indexing ensures access to every significant item from a journal, including original research articles, reviews, editorials, chronologies, abstracts, and more.
Further informationSociology Database (ProQuest)
This database covers the international literature of sociology and social work, including culture and social structure, history and theory of sociology, social psychology, substance abuse and addiction and more. This collection provides full-text coverage of many core titles included in Sociological Abstracts and Social Services Abstracts.
Further informationMobile appSPORTDiscus with Full Text (EBSCOhost)
An important source of literature for sports and sports medicine journals, providing full-text content from many well-known and respected sources.
Further informationMobile appTaylor & Francis Online
A collection of full text journals in humanities, social sciences, science and technology from Taylor & Francis, Routledge and Psychology Press, including access to back issues from 1997 where available.
Public accessTe Puna
A web-based search service giving access to the bibliographic details of what is held in New Zealand and international libraries.
Further informationWiley Online Library
A collection of full-text scientific, technical, medical, social science and business journals published by Wiley.