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This Social Science Google-Custom Search Engine searches all the Social Science departments at UC Berkeley. The UC Berkeley librarians have targeted 800+ academic, government agency, non-profit, and other web sites that provide high quality, downloadable statistical information and data sets. Emphasis is on data pertaining to the social sciences, health, developing countries, energy, natural resources, and the environment.


African American Web Connection: This extensive selection of African American links has been compiled by webliographer, Willian Jones, founder of African American Web Connection. He has selected sites that provide resources which will educate and benefit those who want to learn more about the history of African Americans.


Annual Reviews in Social Sciences: Free abstracts of articles from 1984 to the present covering the latest research in the field. Individual online full-text articles cost $20.00 each.


ASM Journals: Use the High Wire hosted Journals Search Engine to locate full-text articles or abstracts by title or alphabetical link list. Some articles are available online for $25.00 on a pay-per-article basis.


Cultural Studies and Critical Theory: Use this e-server to explore cultural studies and critical theory, combining research in sociology, literary theory, film/video studies, and cultural anthropology to study cultural phenomena in industrial societies.


Directory of Open Access Journals: "This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. We aim to cover all subjects and languages. There are over 700 journals in the directory." Search by title or subject.


DMOZ: Open directory Project: An internet directory of websites related to ethnicity research by country. Ethnic groups are individually indexed for further information.


Education Index Sociology Resources: "Search for educational information and links in over 50 categories."


European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations: "ERCOMER exists to actively encourage, support and promote comparative research in the fields of international migration and ethnic relations within the European context. The centre is situated within the Faculty of Social Sciences, Utrecht University, the Netherlands."


Ibiblio: "Home to one of the largest "collections of collections" on the Internet, is a conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history, science, politics, and cultural studies. is a collaboration of the Center for the Public Domain and The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill."


Migration Policy Institute: "MPI provides analysis, development, and evaluation of migration and refugee policies at the local, national, and international levels."


Migration Research Group: "The Migration Research Group (MRG), based in Europe, is an interdisciplinary team of researchers established in 2003. The research papers include studies in racial ethnic migrations. "


NationMaster: "A massive central data source and a handy way to graphically compare nations. NationMaster is a vast compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, UN, and OECD. Use the form provided, to generate maps and graphs on all kinds of statistics with ease."


Race and Ethnicity: "Pew Internet and the Pew Research Center produce reports exploring the impact of the internet on families, communities, work and home, daily life, education, health care, and civic and political life."


Rush of Imigrants: Information about immigration and immigrants from the U.S. History Online Textbook with emphasis on the difference between "Old" and "New" Immigration.


Sociology Sites on the Web: A comprehensive list of links to useful sociology sites on the web provided by Wendy Highby, Research Librarian at the University of Northern Colorado.


Social Gerontology and the Aging Revolution: A very comprehensive site on the psychology of Aging, including a thorough guide to many Gerontology sites.


Social Sciences Virtual Library: Vital links to sites focusing on the subjects in the Social Sciences: Anthropology, History, Psychology, Sociology, and Women's Studies.


United Nations Statistics: The UN's statistical data division has developed a resource portal which combines 15 databases and 55 million records from different UN agencies, searchable by keyword. Major topics include agriculture, employment, education, energy, environment, health, human development, industry, information, and communication technology, population, refugees, trade, and tourism.


US Immigration Borders and Security: The migration policy institute has provided resources in US Immigration, Borders, and Security.


American Academy of Arts and Sciences: "Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. The Academy’s elected members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs." Full-text access to the Academy's occasional papers are available on this website. (Especially important is the full-text PDF version of the work entitled War with Iraq: Cost, Consequences and Alternatives)


Asian Nation: This site provides an information resource and overview of the historical, demographic, political, and cultural issues that make up the diverse Asian American community. Created and maintained by Dr. C.N. Le, Professor of Sociology and Asian American Studies at the University of Massachusetts.


Center for Immigration Studies: "The Center for Immigration Studies is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit research organization founded in 1985. It is the nation's only think tank devoted exclusively to research and policy analysis of the economic, social, demographic, fiscal, and other impacts of immigration on the United States."


Center for World Indigenous Studies: : Fourth World and Indigenous resources for the following indigenous peoples: aboriginal, first nations, native americans, indians, native peoples, tribal peoples, fourth world nations, indigenous nations, tribes, and ethnic minorities.


Civic Practices Network: The links on this site provide online, multimedia capacities to exchange the broadest range of practical tools and diverse experiences, and to fashion these for use in many different settings: schools and professional training programs, community centers and public libraries, government agencies and private businesses, homes and churches. This site also has a topical selection of full-text resources from recent symposiums chapters of books on community service and learning.


Culture Machine: The aim of Culture Machine is to seek out and promote the most provocative of new work, and analyses of that work, in culture and theory from a diverse range of international authors. One way in which Culture Machine is endeavouring to promote original and challenging work is by publishing an international, electronic, open access journal searchable through the Cultural Studies e-Archive.


Diversity at CSUSB: "A site devoted to diversity-related issues in higher education. This site contains information on diversity survey, diversity survey instrument, diversity survey questionnaire, strategic plan for diversity, diversity goals and strategies. It includes a diversity database with many diversity related links."


Hispanic Center: "Founded in 2001, the Pew Hispanic Center is a nonpartisan research organization that seeks to improve understanding of the U.S. Hispanic population and to chronicle Latinos’ growing impact on the nation, immigration and demography."


Journal of Multiculturalism in Education: "A peer reviewed professional research journal whose primary purpose is the collection and dissemination of Multiculturalism in Education research, theory, and practice on all multiculturally related aspects of primary, secondary, and post-secondary education around the world." Provided by West Texas A&M University.


Journal of Sociology: This free electronic journal with emphasis on sociological research of current issues includes full-text archives from 1994-2006 and a dictionary of Social Sciences.


Migration Information Source: "Provides authoritative data from numerous global organizations and governments, and global analysis of international migration and refugee trends. A unique, online resource, the Source offers useful tools, vital data, and essential facts on the movement of people worldwide. "


NGram Viewer: The first tool of its kind, the Google Labs N-gram Viewer is capable of precisely and rapidly quantifying cultural trends based on massive quantities of data, e.g., how often phrases have occurred in the world's books over the last 500 years. Use the Google tool to graph the occurrence of phrases up to five words in length from 1400 through the present day. This tool currently supports the following languages: Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, and Russian. A research article in "Science Express" that highlights the use of this Google tool is Quantitative Analysis of Culture Using Millions of Digitized Books.


Research and Documentation Online: Online version of "Research and Documentation in the Electronic Age" by Diana Hacker. It contains research guides to Humanities, Social Sciences, History, and Sciences.


Smithsonian Encyclopedia: The Smithsonian Institute has developed an A-Z encyclopedia that includes information in the following general categories: Art; Design; History; Culture; Science; Technology.


Social Science Research Council- Terrorism: "The Social Science Research Council is an independent, nongovernmental, not-for-profit international organization that seeks to advance social science throughout the world and supports research, education and scholarly exchange on every continent."


Teen Pregnancy: The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy has provided resources for teens, parents, professionals, press, and policy makers as well as information regarding religion as it relates to teen/unwanted pregnancy. The site offers information on preventing and dealing with teen/unwanted pregnancy.


Understanding the World Today: This comprehensive site, developed by Gene Shakman (PhD, sociology), offers sociological, political and economic data about change worldwide using data sets from US governmental and other organizational bodies. The site's stated goal is to "Bring together knowledge of our social, political and economic world...A solid understanding of the world is the first step for improving living conditions of all people throughout the world."