Journal Article Databases
Use the following resources to find academic journal articles in the social sciences. Example: You are looking for papers or articles on if and how a more diverse board of directors affects companies performance.
Note: If you are trying to read a specific article, see accessing an article in Stanford Libraries' resources. If you are looking for a specific journal, use the eJournal finder.
General / All Purpose
These databases include journal articles from thousands of journals (and some books) across many disciplines and subjects. This is particularly helpful for interdisciplinary research topics.
- Largest coverage of social-science disciplines. See search help.
- Web of Science
- Largest overall coverage with emphasis on the sciences. See search help.
- Google Scholar
- While easy to use, does not have advanced search options like searching by assigned subjects/tags, disciplines, etc.
- Connect Google Scholar with Stanford Libraries to get access to articles in our collections.
These databases often have more targeted search options. For example, in PyscInfo you can search for articles by methodology (e.g. brain imaging, interviews) and the age group of the population studied.
These both cover business-focused academic journals, trade and industry publications, and news outlets. You can limit search results to scholarly or academic journal articles.
Other Related Disciplines
- EconLit - Economics (by EBSCO)
- PsycInfo - Psychology (by ProQuest)
- Human Resources Abstracts - HR (by EBSCO)
- ERIC - Education (by ProQuest)
- PubMed - Medical (by National Library of Medicine)
If you want to discuss resources and strategies specific for your research topic, contact us.