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Journal Articles

SocIndex with Full Text Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images
Index and full text of sociology and social work journals.

Academic Search Complete Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images
Index and full text of magazines, newspapers, reports, conference proceedings, and scholarly journals in a wide variety of disciplines.

DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
DOAJ is a database of more than 4,000 open access, peer-reviewed journals.

JSTOR Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
An electronic repository of full-text journals in a variety of disciplines, Jstor includes the full text of journals starting from the origin of their publication, but often does not have the most recent 2-5 years.

Sage Premier Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Index and some full text of journals published by Sage.

Note: Not all journals in Sage Premier are owned by Trinity. To avoid seeing journals you cannot access, select the option to see only content available to you.

Magazines & Newspapers

Newspaper Source Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for 35 national & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 375 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full-text television & radio news transcripts are also provided. Covers 1985-present.

Publications in the Field

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Search for a journal, magazine, or other periodical by its exact title, the beginning words of the title, or words within the title. You can also browse by Category for journals in your field of interest.

Reference Materials

21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Focuses on the corpus of knowledge garnered in traditional areas of sociological inquiry, as well as document the general orientation of the newer and currently emerging areas. Topics covered include the history of sociology, sociology in different parts of the world, racial and ethnic relations, gender, sexuality, criminology, urban sociology, gay, lesbian, and queer studies, and victimology.

Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Designed for readers to understand the topics, concepts, and ideas that motivate and shape the fields of activism, civil engagement, and social justice and includes biographies of the major thinkers and leaders who have influenced and continue to influence the study of activism.

Encyclopedia of American Studies Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Covers the history, philosophy, arts, and cultures of the United States in relation to the world, from pre-colonial days to the present, from various perspectives and the global American Studies movement.

Topics covered include: American Studies Concepts, Figures and Practices -- Arts and Literature -- Economics, Business, and Labor -- Education, Libraries, and Museums -- Ethnicity, Race, and Religious Cultures -- Gender and Family -- National Identity -- Nature and the Environment -- Periods and Eras -- Philosophy -- Political Science and Law -- Popular Culture -- Science, Technology, and Medicine -- Social Movements and Social Reform.

Encyclopedia of American Urban History Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
After a generation of pathbreaking scholarship that has reoriented and enlightened our perception of the American city, the two volumes of the Encyclopedia of American Urban History offer both a summary and an interpretation of the field. With contributions from leading academics in their fields, this authoritative resource offers an interdisciplinary approach by covering topics from economics, geography, anthropology, politics, and sociology

Encyclopedia of Community: From the Village to the Virtual World Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Summarizes everything we know about how we humans come together. Community itself is a concept, an experience, and a central part of being human. The encyclopedia covers communities of the past and present, from 19th century utopians, to the communes of the 1960's, to today's Rotary Club, Amish, and cyber communities.

Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Provides readers with authoritative essays on virtually all social science methods topics, quantitative and qualitative, by an international collection of experts. Covers research terms ranging from different methodological approaches to epistemological issues and specific statistical techniques.

Encyclopedias about Sociology Topics (Sage) Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Our collection of Sage reference books includes a number of encyclopedias applicable to the sociology field, including:

Country Information

Global Road Warrior Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images
Global Road Warrior provides detailed cultural, social, political, and business information and statistics for 175 countries.

Primary Sources

Black Thought and Culture Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images
Black Thought and Culture is a landmark electronic collection of approximately 100,000 pages of non-fiction writings by major American black leaders—teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, war veterans, entertainers, and other figures—covering 250 years of history.

UNCAP (Uncovering Chicago Archives Project) Unrestricted Resource
Provides open public access to online finding aids for hundreds of archival collections documenting a wide range of topics, time periods, and geographical areas. Researchers can find primary archival sources on African American history and culture, theater, jazz, urban sociology, journalism, Native Americans, modern poetry, anthropology, African studies, literature, criminology and legal studies, art and photography, medical history, and the Manhattan Project, among many other subjects.

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images
Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 brings together primary documents, books, images, scholarly essays, book reviews, Web site reviews, and teaching tools, all documenting the multiplicity of women’s activism in public life.

Statistics

ARDA: Association of Religion Data Archives Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
"The Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) strives to democratize access to the best data on religion. Founded as the American Religion Data Archive in 1997 and going online in 1998, the initial archive was targeted at researchers interested in American religion."

Bureau of Labor Statistics Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.

CDC - Data & Statistics Unrestricted Resource
Statistics compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Census.gov Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
The census bureau website contains the economic census, demographic data, economic indicators, and more.

FedStats Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
FedStats provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the federal government.

International Data Base (IDB) of the U.S. Census Bureau Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
The International Data Base (IDB) offers a variety of demographic indicators for countries and areas of the world with a population of 5,000 or more. The IDB provides many types of demographic data, including estimates and projections of:

  • Birth, death and growth rates
  • Migration rates
  • Fertility and Infant mortality rates
  • Life expectancy
  • Total population and population by age and sex

Pew Research Center’s Religion & Public Life Project Unrestricted Resource
Seeks to promote a deeper understanding of issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs. The project conducts surveys, demographic studies and other social science research to examine a wide range of issues concerning religion and society in the United States and around the world – from shifting religious composition to the influence of religion on politics to the extent of government and social restrictions on religion. The project also covers a range of issues that often have a religious component – from abortion and gay marriage to stem cell research and church-state controversies.

Statistical Abstracts of the United States Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Statistical Abstract data ranges from 1878 to 2012. Some retrospective data goes back to the late 1700s. Includes information on population, employment, elections, migration, income, and business.

Ebooks

Google Book Search Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Google Books contains thousands of books that have been digitized. Books under copyright are available as a limited preview only, while books in the public domain are often available in their entirety.

Dissertations

Open Access Theses & Dissertations Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
OATD.org aims to be the best possible resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. To the extent possible, the index is limited to records of graduate-level theses that are freely available online.

(If you're looking for a dissertation and don't find it here, ask the library and we can try to request a copy for you.)

ProQuest Open Access Dissertations and Theses (PQDT Open) Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
PQDT Open provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge. You can locate dissertations and theses relevant to your discipline, and view the complete text in PDF format.

(If you're looking for a dissertation and don't find it here, ask the library and we can try to request a copy for you.)

Websites

Google Scholar Unrestricted Resource
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.

Urban Institute Unrestricted Resource
The Urban Institute is a nonprofit policy research organization in Washington, D.C. This page provides access to a number of online health-related press releases, periodicals, and publications.