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Assignment Resource Requirements
- Statistical Data
- Sociological (Scholarly) Sources
- (Semi-scholarly) News Articles
Washington Post This link opens in a new window
Indexes, abstracts, and provides online full text for the Washington Post newspaper
New York Times This link opens in a new window
Indexes, abstracts, and provides online full text for the New York Times newspaper, the New York Times Book Review, and the New York Times Magazine.
The Guardian - International Edition
The Guardian provides free access to their US, UK, Australian, and International Editions of their newspaper. You can toggle through the various editions in the top right corner.
Commercial news, Qatar-based. This link goes to their "World News" section.
In addition to searching in databases, you can also search pertinent journals directly.
Academic Search Ultimate This link opens in a new window
Academic Search Ultimate offers access to an unprecedented collection of resources including journals, magazines, reports, books, and videos. Many are peer-reviewed and full-text. Subjects range from astronomy to zoology.
JSTOR This link opens in a new window
Electronic archive of core journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Includes complete runs of journals with full-text of all articles published prior to the most current five years. Coverage spans the humanities, sciences, and social sciences.
Please note that this publisher is offering EXPANDED CONTENT through June 30, 2023.
Social Sciences Abstracts This link opens in a new window
Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 520 publications with some links to full-text in other EBSCO databases.
SocINDEX with Full Text This link opens in a new window
This full-text research database covers sociology and related disciplines. It features hundreds of full-text journals and millions of records with subject headings from a sociological thesaurus.
Article Databases: an A-Z List
Use this to locate specific articles that you find via Cited Reference searching.
Use keywords to find topic arguments in research tools.
Proverb: Too many cooks spoil the broth.
What it really means: A lot of people trying to communicate can make things difficult.
Keywords: group size AND communication
Fill out the keyword sheet below to explore wording that is used to describe your own topic.
Statista This link opens in a new window
Statista.com, by Statista, Inc. provides data on over 60,000 topics from over 18,000 sources, categorized into 21 market sectors. Statista.com provides quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and a wide variety of other areas.
United Nations Database Listings
Scroll to the bottom of the page for Statistical Data sources.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Their mission, "is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world."
Pew Research Center
"Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research."
Dr. McEntee's Suggested Semi-Scholarly Resources
Dr. McEntee's website listing many potential resources for semi-scholarly needs (television, radio, news, sociology blogs, and reporting agencies.
Journals Published by the ASA
List of journals published by the American Sociological Association. For any that we have access to, you could try searching these journals directly.