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SOC: Finding Background Information
For basic background information, overviews, and links to other related resources, check out these reference sources and journals:
- EHARF World Cultures
Cross-cultural database that contains information on all aspects of cultural and social life.
- Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender
Addresses issues of sex and gender at the personal and the social level; examines issues of identity, status, class, ethnicity, race, and nation; of sexuality and the body; of social institutions and the structures of representation.
- Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender: Men and Women in the World's Cultures
The central aim of this encyclopedia is to give the reader a comparative perspective on issues involving conceptions of gender, gender differences, gender roles, relationships between the genders, and sexuality.
- Berg Fashion Library
Provides integrated text and image content on world dress and fashion throughout history. Offers fully cross-searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections, including the Berg encyclopedia of world dress and fashion online, e-books, reference works, images, and more.
SOC: Finding Articles
For articles from journals, newspapers, and other periodicals, check out these article and abstract databases:
- Sociological Abstracts
Bibliographic coverage of sociology, social work, aging, gerontology, child and family studies, marriage and family therapy and other social sciences.
Full-text archive of scholarly publications in mathematics, science, the arts and humanities, and the social sciences.
- Ethnic NewsWatch
Full-text articles from newspapers and periodicals published by the ethnic and minority press in America.
- Race Relations Abstracts
Includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to race relations, including ethnic studies, discrimination, immigration studies, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.
Full-text publications that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas.
- Anthropology Plus
World's most comprehensive, focused index of bibliographic materials from the late 1800s to today in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, and interdisciplinary studies.
Full-text of journals published by the American Anthropological Association.
Women's Wear Daily Online is the fashion industry's daily news source. It covers the entire gamut of fashion: business issues, fashion trends, retailing developments, international ready-to-wear, couture presentations, and market overviews.
- Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive
Provides searchable access to the full-text of more than two dozen major entertainment industry and popular magazines from the late Nineteenth Century to 2000.
- SPORTDiscus with Full Text
Covers sport, physical fitness, exercise, sports medicine, sports science, physical education, kinesiology, coaching, training, sport administration, officiating, sport law & legislation, college & university sport, disabled persons, facility design & management, intramural & school sport, doping, health, health education, biomechanics, movement science, injury prevention, and rehabilitation