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Social Science electronic resources: Sociology and Anthropology

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Gateways, Compilations and Portals | Bibliographic Databases | Organisations | Electronic Journals

Gateways, Compilations and Portals

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Sociosite Based at the University of Amsterdam, this is the best and most comprehensive listing of sociological sites on the web so far found. Follow the links to subject areas, journals and libraries.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
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Bibliographic Databases

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Anthropology Plus Entries are compiled from over 900 journals in the Library of the British Museum Department of Ethnography - now known as the Anthropology Library - which incorporates the former Royal Anthropological Institute library. The geographic coverage emphasizes the Commonwealth and Africa and extends to Eastern Europe, the Americas, Asia, Australasia, and the Pacific - including both standard journals and many titles outside the mainstream.
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room.
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Free Resources for Methods in Program Evaluation and Social Research This page lists FREE resources for methods in program evaluation and social research. The focus is on "how-to" do evaluation research and the methods used: surveys, focus groups, sampling, interviews, and other methods. Most of these links are to resources that can be read over the web.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
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Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts As well as all aspects of language, this database covers interpersonal behavior and communication, learning disabilities, psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics.
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room..
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Sociological Abstracts

Database Guide
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Abstracting database providing access to journal articles and dissertations in theoretical and applied sociology from 1963.
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room.
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Organisations

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British Sociological Association This site provides information about the Association and activities of interest to members. It includes a directory of sociology departments, a list of BSA activities and events and details of BSA publications.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
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Electronic Journals

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Cairn Collection English Interface A special interface enabling internet users to browse and easily find high quality content from peer reviewed academic journals from France and Belgium without the need to be able to speak French. The collection includes journals in the fields of history, literature and linguistics, psychology, sociology, political science, education, law and economics.  The titles of the journals are in French with the content and the search interface in English. An English Language tutorial is available.
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room.
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Cairn Collection French Interface Collection of high quality, full text peer reviewed academic journals from France and Belgium. The collection includes journals in the fields of history, literature and linguistics, psychology, sociology, political science, education, law and economics. Text and search interface in French. An English Language tutorial is available.
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room.
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Persee: le portail de revues scientifiques en sciences humaines et sociales

Persee is a portal to entire back runs of French language social and human sciences journals. It was launched in 2004 by the French Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research. Subject areas covered include Anthropology, law, politics; history, sociology and geography. It includes the full text of the Revue française de science politique from 1951 to 5 years behind the current date. Free access is guaranteed to back issues only. Most titles operate on a rolling wall basis with new articles being added annually but always remaining 3-5 years behind the current date. All articles are in French only.
This site is freely available on the Internet.

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Postmodern Culture Founded in 1990 as an experiment in scholarly publishing on the Internet, Postmodern Culture has become the leading electronic journal of interdisciplinary thought on contemporary cultures.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
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Social Criticism Offers links to quality readings on social issues on the web
This site is freely available on the Internet.
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Socjournal This site is freely available on the Internet. Online resource