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"Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences. " This area covers PA.
The world’s largest full-text business database. Find articles business, management, public administration, and nonprofit management articles, as well as case and policy studies. Includes peer-reviewed journals and professional and trade magazines. (SWOT analyses, company reports, industry reports are more easily searched in Business Searching Interface.)
Offers a comprehensive collection of subject databases including journals, full-text articles, book reviews, and editorials, with all the original graphics, tables, and page numbers. The Collections are comprised of the most popular peer-reviewed journals in Communication Studies, Criminology, Education, Health Sciences, Management & Organizational Studies, Materials Science, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Urban Studies.
Bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. Abstracts and indexes over 1,300+ serials publications, journal articles, dissertations, and book reviews.
"Journal STORage." It's an archive of academic journals in many disciplines. For those journals included in this database, full text coverage begins with the first issue published and continues up to the most recent 3-5 years (i.e. current articles are not included). For example, it includes: The American Historical Review issues from 1895 forward, Minnesota History from 1915, and the Town Planning Review from 1910.
Search broadly across many subjects and sources for articles, dissertations, books, abstracts and court opinions from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Note: Google does not identify the databases it uses; nor does it indicate the quality of the sources it provides. Use Google Scholar as a supplement to Hamline database searching.
WAIT! Before you use Google Scholar, consider:
-- Nowhere does Google disclose the source/s of their citations. This means you don't know which disciplinary databases you have searched, which means you don't know where you've search and you don't know where you haven't searched. Use Google Search as a supplement to, not a replacement for, our licensed databases. -- Google does not "vet" the quality of the journals it indexes. It includes citations from some open access journals that are considered "predatory." This means that some articles have, at best, NOT gone through a reputable review process and, at worst, include plagiarized information and dubious scholarship. -- The search interface isn't as well-designed, which may have a negative effect on your results.
This doesn't mean you shouldn't use it. You need to understand what it does and doesn't do and design your research strategy accordingly.