Social Sciences (Anthropology, Geography, Political Science, Sociology, Social Work, Urban Planning)



Research Databases 


Social Sciences Citation Index

Provides references and cited references in 3,000 of the world's leading social sciences journals across 50 disciplines.



Provides citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, and technical reports in the field of psychology and related disciplines.


Ethnic NewsWatch

Ethnic NewsWatch is a full-text collection of newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press.



JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources.


SocINDEX with Full Text

Contains over 2 million records from 1,200 core journals including full text from 700 journals.


Environment Complete

Environment Complete contains more than 2.4 million records from more than 2,200 domestic and international titles going back to 1888 including full text from over 900 journals.


Springer Journals

Provides full text access to over 1,600 journals across multiple disciplines.


Political Science Complete

Provides indexing and abstracting for 800 journals, with full-text coverage for 350 of those journals.


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Public Administration Abstracts

Provides 60,000 bibliographic records going back to 1974, covering the most important journals within the public administration discipline.


Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies

An index of research, policy, and scholarly discourse on the countries and peoples of the Middle East, Central Asia, and North Africa.


Public Administration Abstracts

Provides 60,000 bibliographic records going back to 1974, covering the most important journals within the public administration discipline.


Historical Collections


Early Encounters in North America

Documents the relationships among peoples and the environment in North America from 1534 to 1860 through both published and unpublished accounts including narratives, diaries, journals, and letters.


Twentieth Century Advice Literature: North American Guides on Race, Gender, Sex, and the Family

Provides 150,000 pages of searchable handbooks, manuals, etiquette guides, and self-help books, that illustrate how Americans behaved and how they felt they ought to behave.




Background Sources


CQ Researcher Political Science

CQ Researcher explores important issues ranging from social and teen issues to environment, health, education and science and technology.


Wisconsin Administrative Code Political Science

The Wisconsin Administrative Code contains the rules and regulations that govern the enforcement of the laws of Wisconsin by the agencies of Wisconsin government.


Wisconsin State Statutes Political Science

This site provides access to the Wisconsin statutes as a searchable database/index and allows retrieval of portions of the statutes in pdf format.



Statistical Data


DATA.GOV Urban Planning Political Science  

Home of the US government's open data. 


CIA-World Fact Book Anthropology Political Science Geography

Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.


American FactFinder Sociology Urban Planning  Political Science

American FactFinder provides access to data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. The data in American FactFinder come from several censuses and surveys


National Centers for Environmental Information  Political Science Geography

NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) are responsible for hosting and providing public access to one of the most significant archives for environmental data on Earth with over 20 petabytes of comprehensive atmospheric, coastal, oceanic, and geophysical data.


The Astronomical Almanac Geography

The Astronomical Almanac is a joint publication of the U.S. Nautical Almanac Office, United States Naval Observatory (USNO), in the United States and Her Majesty's Nautical Almanac Office (HMNAO), United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO), in the United Kingdom. It contains precise ephemerides of the Sun, Moon, planets, and satellites, data for eclipses and other astronomical phenomena for a given year, and serves as a world-wide standard for such information.


Bureau of Justice Statistics Sociology Political Science Social Work

The United States' primary source for criminal justice statistics.



ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences, in addition to 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, and terrorism.