Social Science Databases

Academic OneFile
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This comprehensive periodical resource contains full-text peer-reviewed content for over 10,000 manually indexed journals and reference works covering all subjects, including the full-text of The New York Times back to 1995 and NPR, CNN & CBC transcripts and podcasts. 

Academic OneFile Select
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This resource for academic research covers everything from art and literature to economics and the sciences, and integrates the full text of publications from across the disciplines. It now also includes vocational/technical titles.

Britannica Library
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Britannica Library contains comprehensive content for everyone from elementary students to college students, from business professionals to curious seniors. Extensive and thorough yet intuitive and fast, this powerful collection delivers trustworthy information. Access thousands of curated articles and magazines, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, and recommended websites, along with a pop-up Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary and Thesaurus. Content is updated daily with at least 1,200 new and revised articles and media per month. 

Britannica Library: Reference Center
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Choose from a variety of content types, including articles, images, videos, dictionary, magazines, Web’s Best Sites, Primary Sources & Ebooks, and Year in Review.  Geared for high school age and up.

Communications and Mass Media: Gale OneFile
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Gale OneFile: Communications and Mass Media brings together information found in more than 400 journals. Nearly 3 million articles on all aspects of the communications field, including advertising, public relations, linguistics, and literature, meet the needs of researchers.

Criminal Justice: Gale OneFile
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Gale OneFile: Criminal Justice informs the research process for researchers who are studying law, law enforcement, or terrorism, training for paralegal service, preparing for a career in homeland security, delving into forensic science, investigating crime scenes, developing policy, going to court, writing sociological reports, and much more.

Diversity Studies: Gale OneFile
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A must-have for social science, history and liberal arts coursework, the Gale OneFile: Diversity Studies explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in the global community. This collection includes more than 2.7 million articles from 150 journals, updated daily.

eBook Collection from EBSCOhost
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Choose from a wide range of eBooks covering a wide range of topics from the arts to the social sciences — and everything in between. Access the full text of eBooks from your computer, or borrow titles for download  to most popular portable devices. 

Economics and Theory: Gale OneFile
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A mainly full-text collection of over 1100 periodicals and 200 reports for educational research from preschool to college.  Find educational specialties here including technology, health and bilingual education, testing, and issues in administration, funding and policy.

Educator’s Reference Complete
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A mainly full-text collection of over 1100 periodicals and 200 reports for educational research from preschool to college.  Find educational specialties here including technology, health and bilingual education, testing, and issues in administration, funding and policy.

Fine Arts: Gale OneFile 
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The Fine Arts & Music Collection places 10.4 million articles at the fingertips of serious students of drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. More than 250 journals covered in databases such as the Wilson Art Index and the Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) index are available in full text.

Gender Studies: Gale OneFile 
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This database provides balanced coverage of this significant aspect of culture and society.  It offers access to scholarly journals and magazines covering topics including gender studies, family and marital issues, and more.

General OneFile
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A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

Global Issues In Context
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Research international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Includes articles written by local experts, reference, periodical, primary source and statistical information. Also features multimedia results such as podcasts, video, and interactive graphs.  

Information Science: Gale OneFile
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This database for library science students, information science and technology professionals, and others is updated daily with articles covering all aspects of managing and maintaining information and technology, including usability, cataloging, circulation, business information, and more.

Opposing Viewpoints: Gale in Context
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A one-stop source for information on today’s hottest social issues. The Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, as well as links to websites.

OverDrive
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OverDrive provides access to popular and bestselling eBooks and eAudiobooks. The collection includes Kindle Books and thousands of titles for adults, teens, and children. Titles are automatically returned at the end of the loan period, and there are no late fees.

Pop Culture Studies: Gale in Context
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Gale OneFile: Popular Culture Studies provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture. The database offers useful information for researchers in social science, history, art or liberal arts courses.

RBdigital Magazines
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Choose from over 140 free downloadable magazines. Get digital access to popular magazines with your OCLN Library Card and enjoy unlimited access to magazines with unrestricted viewing 24/7. View them on your computer, tablet, smartphone or eReader.  Funded by the Old Colony Library Network.

Religion and Philosophy: Gale in Context
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Provides access to authoritative periodical content supporting research in all fields of psychology— abnormal, biological, cognitive, comparative, developmental, personality, quantitative, social and all areas of applied psychology. Researchers, psychologists, counselors, and behavioral scientists will discover relevant information from the thoughts, views, discoveries, and reports found in this comprehensive collection.

Research Companion
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ProQuest Research Companion is a new, intuitive, self-guided tool written by writing instructors and librarians, designed to enhance information literacy, writing, and research skills in libraries and online learning environments.