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When and Where Can I Access Databases?
Databases are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can use them on or off campus. If you are using them from off campus you will be prompted to put in your SU username and password (the same one you use for Gull Net, MyClasses, or an SU computer).
Indexes, abstracts, and provides online full text for The Sun, Baltimore (Baltimore Sun) newspaper
Indexes, abstracts, and provides online full text for the Washington Post newspaper
Local news for Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware. Part of the USA Today Network.
SU Libraries Virtual News Rack
This guide is a concise collection of all of the ways one can access news resources at SU Libraries. While some of them have newspaper in the title and are easy to locate, some are trade magazines, etc. and are a little harder to track down. This puts them all in one place.
Search "The Atlantic" from 1988-present in Academic Search Ultimate.
In addition to searching in databases, you can also search pertinent journals directly.
A few journals to try include:
- American Sociological Review
- Social Forces
- Gender & Society
- Continuity & Change
- Sociological Theory
Academic Search Ultimate
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.
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, 2022.
Social Sciences Abstracts
Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 520 publications with some links to full-text in other EBSCO databases.
SocINDEX with Full Text
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
If you'd like to explore options outside of the databases listed above you can search for databases by name or by subject.
Databases A-Z List
Getting Full Text
Some databases will have the full text of the entire article available within the database, others will only have a citation for the article. When there is only a citation available, you will see a yellow find it button. This button will give you options for getting a full text version of the article. If we have access to it in another database it will be linked there.
If it says "Not Available Online" then look for "Check Availability in SU Catalog"; if you see that then we may have a hardcopy version on the shelf in the library.
If you don't have either of those options then you can request it through Interlibrary Loan (ILL)! There are loads of ways to get a copy of an article you are interested in.
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.
Census Data Tools
Tons of different tools involving data the Census Bureau has collected. Quick Facts and AmericanFactFinder are good ones for statistics from American Community Surveys.
Advancing Equity with Data
"A major part of [the Census Bureau's] mission is to educate the public, policy makers, and stakeholders on what data we have available and how to use them. We want to empower data users with understandable, accurate, and timely information."
"Based at Harvard University, our team of researchers and policy analysts work together to analyze new data and create a platform for local stakeholders to make more informed decisions." This link goes directly to their sharable data.
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."