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Some Important Social Sciences Databases
Current issues database of well-researched reports on "hot topics".
Social Sciences Full Text (H.W. Wilson)
Interdisciplinary database that includes sociology, social work, psychology, anthropology, foreign affairs, and many other subjects.
Core database in the field of sociology.
PsycINFO (Including PsycArticles)
Online version of the Psychological Abstracts, a core database in psychology.
PAIS International and Archive
"Covers literature from 1972 to the present in the fields of economics, political science, public policy, business, finance, law, international trade and relations, public administration, and government." -- from the Rutgers database page. The PAIS Archive has material from as early as 1915. Originally based upon the collections at the Economics and Public Affairs Division of the New York Public Library.
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
"Provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, sociology, economics, and public administration/policy" -- from the Rutgers database page.
Full-text material in news and business as well as case law and law reviews. Law reviews are excellent sources for the non-attorney because they treat legal subjects for the most part without specialized legal language.