Disciplines & Professions: Social Sciences General
Academic Info's Social Science Gateway
Select from 12 categories of social science disciplines (i.e., political science) to browse more detailed lists of links (i.e., Socialism, Aboriginal law).
Open Directory's Social Science Directory
Contains a long list of categories to browse for more detailed links, as well as direct links to general social science Web sites.
Research and Documentation Online: Social Sciences
Provides an overview of the types of research and research methodology generally used in the social sciences, as well as links to finding and documenting sources in these disciplines.
Research Resources in Social Science
General resources on social sciences. Best suited as a starting point for investigation.
Search Engine Guide's Social Science Links
Search directly or choose from 8 subcategories that guide you to more direct indexes based on your topic. You should have an idea of what you are looking for before beginning here, as it is more search- rather than browser-friendly.
Social Science Internet Gateway
Choose to browse or search the Internet catalogue, a database of online resources selected and described by subject experts, or search the Social Science Search Engine, a database generated by computer software Web crawlers. Designed for researchers and practitioners of the social sciences, business, or the law.
Yahoo!'s Social Science Directory
Choose from a large collection of subcategories to reach more specific links or search Yahoo!.
FRANCIS (INIST-CNRS, available through SilverPlatter)
Emphasis is mostly on social science and humanities sources, but also includes law, heath, and technology. Entries from 1984 to present from over 3,500 journals. Indexes books, periodicals, theses, and reports. Most include citations and abstracts.
International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (British Library of Political & Economic Science of the London School of Economics & Political Science, available through SilverPlatter)
Includes bibliographic information from over 2,600 international journals. Compiled by the British Library of Political & Economic Science of the London School of Economics & Political Science. Covers sources from 1981 to present.
Social Sciences Abstracts (Wilson, available through OCLC FirstSearch and SilverPlatter)
Abstracts of articles concerning the social sciences. Includes articles, interviews, biographies and book reviews. Each of the over 600,000 entries include a citation, with abstracts for sources since 1994.
Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science—Institute for Scientific Information)
This database includes cited references, bibliographic information, some author abstracts, and links to full-text sources. More than 3 million entries span 1,700+ social science journals and some 3,300 scientific journals from 1965 to present.
Social Sciences Index (Wilson, available through SilverPlatter)
Over 600,000 entries from social science periodicals. Designed for easy use by students, teachers, and researchers. Covers 1983 to the present.
Herron, Nancy L., ed. Social Sciences: A Cross-Disciplinary Guide to Selected Sources. 2nd ed. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 1996.
Intended for students and librarians. Provides over 1,000 citations that include annotations.
Kuper, Adam, and Jessica Kuper, eds. The Social Science Encyclopedia. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 1996.
Includes major entries on all of the central social science disciplines. Smaller entries provided for theories, historical figures, schools of thought, and more. Alphabetically organized entries. A list of references and suggestions for further reading are provided.
Social Sciences Citation Index. Philadelphia: Institute for Scientific Information, 1973-.
Indexes more than 6,000 journals. Helps the reader determine the largest, most popular and most used journals in the field.
Social Sciences Index. New York: H. W. Wilson, 1974-.
Covers English language periodicals. Range of fields includes anthropology, criminal justice, economics, law, political science, psychology, women's studies, and more. Also provides an index of book reviews.
Young, T. R., and Bruce A. Arrigo. The Dictionary of Critical Social Sciences. Boulder, CO: Westview, 1999.
Provides an alphabetical list of explanations of basic concepts, important terms, and people from all social science disciplines. Specifically for a student audience. Provides frequent cross-references.