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Social Sciences Databases with Journal, Magazine & Newspaper Articles

To access Oakton Library databases, click on the database name.  From an off-campus computer, use your Oakton username and password to login. Questions? Please call 847.635.1644.

Academic Search Complete EBSCO

Provides a comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 7,000 full-text periodicals - of which 6,000 are peer-reviewed journals - in all disciplines.
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CQ Researcher

Each issue examines a single "hot" topic with comments from experts, lawmakers and citizens on all sides of every issue. Includes charts, graphs and sidebar articles -- plus a pro-con feature, a chronology, lengthy bibliographies and a list of contacts.
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FactsOnFile World Geography & Culture

Provides country geography and physical features, government, people, and society facts at a glance and in-depth coverage through country entries, maps, flags, images, statistics, news articles, a gazetteer, and more.

Issues & Controversies

Explores and analyzes hundreds of hot topics in politics, business, government, crime, law, energy, education, health, family, science, foreign policy, race, rights, society, and culture.

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center Gale

Database of contemporary social issues with content structured to promote critical-thinking skills. It contains more than 400 reference book titles, more than 8,700 pro and con viewpoint articles, and a variety of periodicals, podcasts, reviewed Web links, images, statistical tables, charts, and graphs.
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Provides more than 777 full-text titles including "core" sociology peer-reviewed journals.
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Gender & Society Sage Journals Online

Gender & Society, the official journal of Sociologists for Women in Society, is a peer-reviewed journal, focused on the study of gender and gendered processes in interactions, organizations, societies, and global and transnational spaces.

Social Problems Oxford Journals

Social Problems presents scholarly articles offering critical perspectives on contemporary social issues as well as influential sociological findings and theories that have the ability to help us better understand and deal with our complex social environment.

Harper's Weekly

Online version of Harper's Weekly (1857-1912), the leading American illustrated magazine of its day, covering political, military, social, and cultural stories. May be browsed by date or literary genre; the full text is searchable by keywords.

Holocaust & Genocide Studies - Oxford Journals

Holocaust and Genocide Studies addresses the issue of how insights into the Holocaust apply to other genocides and compels readers to confront many aspects of human behavior, to contemplate major moral issues, to consider the role of science and technology in human affairs, and to reconsider significant political and social factors.


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