General & Interdisciplinary Databases

Articles & more: Searches most of Falvey's online holdings, including research articles, news articles, ebooks, and more. Put any number of search terms or a research question in the search field. You can use this search either to find specific materials on an area of interest or to use the results to get ideas for additional keywords or to sharpen research questions. The subject facet can also assist in suggesting keyword ideas or specific disciplines to consult.

Scopus: A scholarly database noted for its strength in multidisciplinary research. Requires structured searching.


Social Science DatabaseS

Subject-specific databases allow you to search the literature within a particular discipline. Below is a limited list of suggested starting places. Depending on your area(s) of interest, you can also consult Falvey's subject guides for additional suggestions.

Search tips:

  • Search for your topic of interest (e.g. gerrymandering) and math* or quant* or, optionally, a specific methodology of interest
  • Some (though not all) subject databases offer a facet on their advanced search and results page that will allow you to filter specifically for quantitative research or mathematical modeling, and many subject databases include discipline-specific search functionalities that allow you to either focus your search or interpret or narrow your results.
  Communication & Mass Media Complete (EBSCO)

  Criminal Justice Abstracts (EBSCO)

  EconLit with Full Text (EBSCO)

  ERIC (ProQuest)

  PAIS International (ProQuest)

  PsycINFO (ProQuest)  Tutorial

  Sociological Abstracts (ProQuest)

 Data & Statistics

  National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

  PolicyMap  Tutorial

  Social Explorer

  Statistical Insight (ProQuest)  Tutorial