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Social Research and Public Policy

This guide provides resources to assist with your research in the field of Social Research & Public Policy.


The Social Research and Public Policy (SSRP) program offers a variety of courses covering a range of subject areas including economics, history, law, political science, and sociology, as well as courses in quantitative and qualitative research methods. Please use the databases and other resources suggested in this guide to locate resources for your SSRP course.

General Article Databases

The two largest general academic databases are EBSCOhost and ProQuest Central. Known primarily by their vendor names, EBSCO and ProQuest are aggregators of individual databases that use a single search interface. Each contain a combination of full-text and citation databases and provide a varied mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, general magazines, and newspaper resources. EBSCO and ProQuest are also multidisciplinary, which means they cover a wide range of subject areas.

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