Databases for social sciences

This is a selection of databases for social sciences. Please note that the main list has interdisciplinary databases that may also be relevant.


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    • Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)

      This multi-disciplinary database contains indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 journals, with full text for more than 4,700 of these titles, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed. This database also includes the former database Academic Search Elite.

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    • Ebook Central (formerly Ebrary)

      Close to 140 000 e-books from publishers in all academic subjects, focusing on economics, the humanities, social sciences, health and technology. Books may be read online without being a registered user. For downloading to your computer, create your own user account (choose "sign in" from top right) and follow the instructions.

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    • JSTOR

      This database contains more than 2000 academic journals, some dating back to the first volume ever published. All academic fields are covered, but the database focuses particularly on arts and humanities, social sciences, business and economics. Password is required when off-campus.

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    • Nature complete

      Nature complete is a collection of some the world's most prestigeous scientific journals. In addittion to the main journal Nature, the database includes titles like Nature Energy, Nature Genetics, Nature Materials, Nature Medicine, Nature Microbiology , Eye and Scientific American.

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    • SAGE Online Journals

      Full-text database, covering all academic subjects. Sepcifically focusing on the sciences, medicine, arts and humanities and social sciences. Password is required when off-campus.

    • SAGE Research Methods

      More than 600 e-books, articles and information on research methods in the social sciences. Password is required when off-campus.

    • ScienceDirect

      Science Direct is one of the world's largest collections of full-text scholarly journals in the sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences and economics. Password is required when off-campus.

    • Scopus

      Bibliographic database. It focuses on the sciences, medicine and social sciences. It's primary source are academic journals. Citation search is possible. Password is required when off-campus.

    • SportDiscus (Ebsco)

      Find full-text and bibliographic information in sport science and related fields such as health promotion, sports medicine and physiology from more than 490 core journals.

    • SpringerLink

      This contains journals in full-text, covering all academic subjects. Password is required when off-campus.

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    • Taylor & Francis

      This database covers all academic subjects. Password is required when off-campus.

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    • Web of Science (ISI Web of Knowledge)

      Bibliographic database covering all academic fields of the world's most cited scholarly journals in the Sciences, Social Sciences and Arts and Humanities. Citation search is possible. It also includes links to fulltext and to Google Scholar. Password is required when off-campus.

    • Wiley Online Library

      Aproximately 400 full-text journals from Wiley-Blackwell in the sciences, economics, technology and medicine. Password is required when off-campus.