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Social Sciences: Special Topics in Social Sciences

Includes Sociology, Civics (Government), Economics, Ethics, Politics, Social problems and issues

Gateway Libraries

What is a Research Article?

A research article reports on the results of a research study or experiment related to a profession. Review the 1-page checklist below to understand the purpose and characteristics of a research article.  Then begin your search by clicking on one of the database links (PubMed, EbscoHost).

  International Culture, Travel, & Etiquette

Global Road Warrior is an international resource for social, cultural, travel, and business information. The database covers 175 countries and territories and includes information on demographics, economy, holidays, currencies, visas , climate, passports, immunization, entry and departure, emergencies, internal travel information, country and regional maps, airports, international dialing guides, and more.  

World Religions (articles from Encyclopedia Brittanica)

Use the Encyclopedia Britannica (first published in  1768) to find authoritative articles written by expert contributors.  Search for articles about Protestantism, Catholicism, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Unitarianism, Eastern Orthodox Church, Buddhism, Sufis, Coptic Church, Zoroastrianism, and other faiths. Articles may be saved, printed, emailed.