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Social Sciences

The following databases are searched simultaneously when the category "Social Sciences" is selected from the Articles search available from the UCLA Library homepage.

  • Academic Search Complete
    Description: A multidisciplinary, full-text database that indexes and abstracts more than ten thousand publications, with the complete text of more than 5,500 periodicals, including 4,600 peer-reviewed journals
  • ERIC
    Description: Index to journal articles from 1969 to the present and ERIC documents since 1966 on educational research and practice. Searches combining different fields (e.g., descriptor with title, author, or abstract) are possible. Allows access to the full text of most ERIC documents from 1996 to the present. Make sure 'ERIC' is checked before performing a search. Available from UC IP addresses only
  • PAIS International
    Description: Provides international coverage to articles, books, conference proceedings, and government documents on social and political policy, political science, public administration, current affairs, and related topics from 1972 to the present
  • PsycINFO
    Description: Provides abstracts and citations to journal articles, books, book chapters, conference proceedings, and dissertations relevant to students, researchers, and professionals working in the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences
  • Social Services Abstracts
    Description: Citations with abstracts of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development from 1980 to the present
  • Sociological Abstracts
    Description: Indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences from more than 1,800 serials publications; also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers; coverage from 1952 to the present
  • Web of Science
    Description: A multidisciplinary database, with searchable author abstracts, covering the journal literature of the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities; indexes major journals across disciplines with all cited references captured; inlcudes three ISI citation databases: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts and Humanities Citation Index