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Articles (Scholarly / Peer-reviewed)
- Sociological Abstracts provides access to citations and abstracts of scholarly research in Sociology.
- Proquest Sociology is another major collection of Sociology-related scholarly research.
- Web of Science is an interdisciplinary index to articles in the sciences and social sciences, making it particularly useful for the multidisciplinary needs of Sociology researchers.
- Oxford Social Explorer contains millions of datapoints, collected from the US Census (1870-present), all American Community Surveys, Religious group information, Carbon Emissions data, and more for the United States. Data is presented as tables, downloadable files, and maps.
- UO's Data Services Lab - Part of the Social Sciences Instruction Lab, they provide access to datasets as well as helping researchers with their own data management and analysis.
- Statistical Information Guide - This guide to statistical information contains links and explanations of a number of good sources of data.
- ICPSR: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research.
- Census Data Use for researching characteristics of the U.S. population, down to very small areas (neighborhoods).
- FedStats Use to find statistics from the 99 other federal statistical agencies.
- Google's Advanced Search can be a great way to search for publicly available datasets if you know a few tricks:
- "Filetype:" – allows you to select a type of file such as Adobe PDF (pdf) or Microsoft Excel (xls) documents; publicly available articles are often in the PDF format; publicly available datasets are often in Excel format.
- "Site:" – allows you to search just within a particular website, or a section of a website. This is especially powerful when combined with a "filetype:" search
- For more Open Access resources, see Open Access Resources for Sociology & Anthropology