Social Sciences Web Resources


Pew Research Center
Gallop News (Public Opinion) 
United Nations Digital Library
World Factbook

Government Policy
Policy Archive
Policy Agendas Project
Government Information Guide (Brown U)

Scholarly Articles

Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE)

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Digital Collection
Making of America (History)
Chronicling America (History)

Hathitrust Digital Library
Fold3 (military records)

Social Media Research

Social Mention

Database Tutorials

Need help searching in a specific database? Most CUW library databases are from one of 3 providers: Ebscohost, Proquest, or Gale. You must be logged in to Primo to access databases. Ask a librarian for additional help or unique databases.

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General Search Tutorials

These tutorials contain information about the basics of searching most of the CUW databases. 

ProQuest (Proquest Central)


Ebsco (Academic Search Complete)


Gale (Opposing viewpoints)



Most CUW Ebook are provided through Ebsco and Ebook Central. Sign-in to Primo to access Ebooks. All Ebooks can be read in most browsers. To download Ebooks to a device, you must create a free account with Ebsco or Ebook Central. You also need the free app Bluefire Reader for mobile devices or free Adobe Digital Editions software for PC or MAC computers. 

Go to: EBSCO eBooks              Go to: Ebook Central   


Database Thesauri

Look up the subject terms used in different databases in a Thesauri. Each provider has it’s own thesaurus.


ProQuest (Thesaurus)

Ebscohost (Subject Terms)

Go to: Subject Terms


Gale (Topic Finder)

Go to: Topic Finder

Note: Health Sciences Database Tutorials are located within the subject guides for Nursing, OT, PT, and Exercise Physiology.

Social Sciences Databases


Academic OneFile
Academic Search Complete
ProQuest Central

Arts & Humanities Database
Global Issues in Context
SAGE Premier
Social Science Database
SocINDEX with Full Text


Area Specific

Diversity Studies Collection
East & South Asia Database
East Europe, Central Europe Database
Latin America & Iberian Database
Middle East & Africa Database


Communication & Mass Media Complete
Telecommunications Database
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
Psychology Collection


History Reference Center (select full-text)
American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection
Biography in Context
European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 17500
Federal Response to Radicalism in the 1960s
International Newsstream

Political Science

Political Science Database
Military & Government Collection
Military Database
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Reference Shelf
Statistical Insight
War & Terrorism Collection