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Selected NMU Databases

Journal articles, books, and other resources on all aspects of sociology and related disciplines. Subjects include demography, environmental interactions, family and social welfare, social psychology, human biology, women's studies, health, medicine, law, etc. 1952 to present; abstracts since 1974.

Journal articles, books, and other resources across many subjects. Provides a "cited by" feature to indicate other papers containing a source paper as a reference.

Complete, searchable, full text articles from over 2,100 core scholarly journals. 1878 to the most recent 1-5 years (varies by title).

LGBT Life contains full text for more than 120 of the most important and historically significant LGBT journals, magazines and regional newspapers, as well as more than 150 full-text monographs/books. The database also includes comprehensive indexing and abstract coverage as well as a specialized LGBT Thesaurus.

ProQuest Central brings together databases across major subject areas including Business, Health and Medical, Language and Literature, Social Sciences, Education, Science and Technology, as well as core titles in the Performing and Visual Arts, History, Religion, and Philosophy. Also includes thousands of full-text newspapers from around the world.

Journals, books, and other resources covering psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines including: anthropology, business, education, law, linguistics, medicine, nursing, pharmacology, physiology, and sociology. 1805 to present.

Over 100 scholarly reference books across a variety of subjects. Brought to you by the State of Michigan via the Michigan eLibrary (


Additional Resources

The Craft of Writing in Sociology: Developing the Argument in Undergraduate Essays and Dissertations. 3rd floor, call number HM 569 .B35 2017

Dictionary Plus: Social Sciences. (this is an ebook)

A Dictionary of Sociology. (this is an ebook)

Analytical Sociology: Actions and Networks. (this is an ebook)

Contemporary Sociological Thinkers and Theories. (this is an ebook)

The American Sociological Association


SocioSite is designed to get access to information and resources which are relevant for sociologists and other social scientists. It has been designed from a global point of view — it gives access to the world wide scene of social sciences. The intention is to provide a comprehensive listing of all sociology resources on the internet.

What is an annotated bibliography? Example from UNC Charlotte. The American Sociological Association has an example, "Working Annotated Bibliography", at the bottom of this link.

In addition to the databases listed on the SO 101 guide:

Produced at the headquarters of the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and indexes journal articles, books, theses/dissertations, and other resources. The PILOTS database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Journal articles and other resources focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. 1979 to present.


An open archive of the social sciences, provides a free, non-profit, open access platform for social scientists to upload working papers, preprints, and published papers, with the option to link data and code.

Journal articles covering biomedical research and the clinical sciences including nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, allied health, and pre-clinical sciences. Also good coverage of literature in cellular and molecular biology and biochemistry. Formerly known as MEDLINE. Mid 1960's to present.

Government Information

The U.S. Government's Internet Portal. Although this is a general resource, searches here lead you to specific subjects and topics within Federal, state, and local governments. This is an excellent resource for loctating statistics and is a good place to start if you aren't sure what agency or department might deal with your topic. 

Catalog of Government Publications

The finding tool for electronic and print publications from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the U.S. government.  Updated daily.

Writing and Research

Going Public: a Guide for Social Scientists. (this is an ebook)

Learn to Write Badly: How to Succeed in the Social Sciences. 3rd floor.  H 61.8 .B55 2013 

Social Scientists Meet the Media. (this is an ebook)

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