Gale Virtual Reference Library
Full text of 275 reference books published by Gale, Brill Academic, Cambridge University Press, Elsevier, Greenwood, Sage, Salem Press, Wiley, and others. Titles include American Civil War Reference Library, Ancient Europe, 8000 BC to AD 1000, Encyclopedia of Aging, Encyclopedia of American Religions, Encyclopedia of Case Study Research, Encyclopedia of Gender and Society, Encyclopedia of Urban Studies, Encyclopedia of World Biography, Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History, Magill's Survey of World Literature, Vietnam War Reference Library; World Education Encyclopedia.
Note: 275 reference books
This resource allows the simultaneous searching of all the full-text and bibliographic databases to which all of CUNY subscribes and all EBSCO databses, as well as the CUNY+ Online Catalog. It does not include the resources to which the Graduate Center subscribes separately. Database Guide (PDF)
Note: Search all CUNY-wide electronic resources simultaneously
Oxford Journals Online
Includes the text of 262 Oxford University Press journals from 1996 to the present. Use the database's advanced search function to search by author, article titles, or journal or by year. Although content prior to 1996 may be searched, the Graduate Center has access only to text from 1996 to the present.
Note: 262 journals from 1996 to present
Content of the 2010 edition. Guide to current sources of factual quantitative information about more than 20,000 specific subjects, incorporating almost 135,000 citations and more than 1,600 sources. Provides the widest possible range of print and nonprint, published and unpublished, and electronic and other forms of U.S. and international statistical data on industrial, business, social, educational, financial, and other topics.
Note: sources of quantitative information
Academic Search Complete
Interdisciplinary full-text database. Full text of over 8,700 journals, including 7.600 peer-reviewed journals, with indexing for another 4,000 titles. While full text is available as far back as 1887 for a few titles, the text of most titles is available only for the past decade or two. Also includes the text of books, conference papers, conference proceedings, and educational reports. Database Guide (PDF)
Note: text from over 8,700 journals in all disciplines
Communication and Mass Media Complete
Includes the full text of over 325 journals in communications and media, as well as citations from several hundred additional titles. To determine its usefulness for a wide range of topics in the humanities and social sciences, consult the publications list within the database.
Note: over 325 journals
A full-text database for American ethnic newspapers, magazines, and journals in English and Spanish.
Note: American ethnic newspapers, etc.
ICPSR: Interuniversity Consortium for Political & Social Research
Social science data from the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan.
Note: social science data sets
Index to Current Urban Documents
Guide to the reports and research generated by local government agencies, civic organizations, academic and research organizations, public libraries, and metropolitan and regional planning agencies in approximately five-hundred selected cities in the United States and Canada. Over 2,400 documents indexed annually.
Note: guide to governmental reports
Demographic information about New York City drawn from city, state, and federal sources. Also includes some national statistics. Use the raw data to create customized tables. The information in Infoshare is supplemented by many free Web sites, including National Priorities Project Database, which provides a range of statistics relating to labor, poverty, and social programs by state.
Note: New York City demographics
Journal Citation Reports
The number of articles published in journals indexed by the Web of Science and the number of citations to individual journals. This information may be viewed by journal name, subject, publisher, and country or territory. Be sure to choose science or social sciences before selecting a subject. Statistics are currently available for 2007 and 2008.
Note: Web of Science citation statistics
The Arts and Sciences I-IX collections of JSTOR offer the full text of 1,729 scholarly journals including African studies, anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art history, classical studies, ecology, economics, education, feminist and women's studies, film studies, folklore, geography, history, , language, literature, Middle East studies, music, performing arts, philosophy, religion, sociology. Coverage begins with the first issue of almost every journal and continues through varying periods within the last five years. Click here for a list of the journals by subject and the available dates. Click here for an alphabetical list. Using JSTOR with such citation-management tools as EndNote and RefWorks requires creating a MyJSTOR account. Database Guide (PDF)
Note: 1,729 scholarly journals
New York Times Full Text
Actual page images from 1851 through 2007. The coverage for more recent years will become available later. When the results of a search are displayed, you have three retrieval options: 1. bibliographic citation and abstract; 2. article image (retrieved with Adobe Acrobat Reader); 3. page map, displaying the entire page on which the article appears. The full text of the Times since June 1, 1980, is available from LexisNexis. Database Guide (PDF)
Full text of 527 SAGE journals in the social sciences, sciences, humanities, technology, and medicine.
Note: 527 SAGE Journals
Abstract and citation database indexes 15,000 international peer-reviewed journals in the social sciences, sciences, and medicine from 1996 to the present. A more detailed description is available, as is a very helpful tutorial. Database Guide (PDF)
Note: Cited reference database
Social Sciences Citation Index
Bibliographic citation, abstract, cited references, and times cited. These records are for articles in major social science journals from 1975 to the present. To search only this portion of Web of Science, scroll to bottom of search screen and check only Social Sciences Citation Index. Scopus is a similar citation index. Database Guide (PDF)
Note: cited references since 1990
Social Sciences Full Text
Indexes English-language periodicals in the social sciences from 1983 to the present. Includes abstracts for articles published beginning January 1994. Includes full text from 250 periodicals.
Note: indexes articles since 1983
SocIndex with Full Text
This EBSCO database indexes 2,540 journals in the social sciences, with full text as far back as 1895 for 253 journals, as well as the text for an additional 72 journals, 547 books, and 6,711 American Sociological Association and American Society of Criminology conference papers.
Note: journals, books, conference papers
Bibliographic citations from 2,600 journals concerned with sociology and related disciplines from 1963 to the present.
Note: indexes 2,600 journals
Urban Studies Abstracts
Biographic records in community development, urban affairs, urban history, and related areas from 1973 to the present.
Note: article abstracts since 1973
Web of Science
The Graduate Center subscribes to the full run of Web of Science, covering the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. After performing a search, click the Web of Science button for a complete record, which includes a bibliographic citation, abstract, cited references, and times cited.
Note: cited references in all disciplines
Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000
Offers over 72,000 pages of documents and 800 images from the State Commissions on the Status of Women, with approximately 5,000 pages to be added annually. Also included is the first three volumes of Harvard University Press's Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary, with the remaining volumes to be added in 2009-2010.
Note: primary sources
Magazine of urban affairs, published by the Manhattan Institute.
Radical Urban Theory
Writings on the modern urban condition.
Urban Reinventors Online Urban Journal
A collection of writings, commentaries, reportages, photographic galleries, films and videos on urban topics. Each thematic issue is meant to lead the reader into a fascinating journey around the bright and dark sides of our contemporary urban condition.
Urban Landscape Digital Image Access Project
A database of images from various collections held by the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University. The database contains 1000 images pertaining to the theme "The Urban Landscape," from fourteen different collections.
World City Maps
Links to current and historical maps. Organized topically, chronologically, geographically
Chicago Manual of Style Online
Full text of 15th edition available online to GC affiliates only. Includes quick guide, questions and answers, and additional tools.
Note: text of 15th ed.
American Housing Survey (AHS)
Data on the Nation's housing, household characteristics, income, housing and neighborhood quality, housing costs, equipment and fuels, size of housing unit, and recent movers.
Population of the major cities and agglomerations for each country.
County and City Data Books
This resource provides access to the 1944 through 2000 County and City Data Books. This service provides the opportunity to create custom printouts and/or customized data subsets (subsets only available for 1988-2000).
State of the Cities Data Set (SOCDS)
The SOCDS provides data for individual Metropolitan Areas, Central Cities, and Suburbs.
American Planning Association
A nonprofit public interest and research organization committed to urban, suburban, regional, and rural planning.
Associations Unlimited (not available remotely)
Detailed listings for over 150,000 associations and professional societies worldwide, including 22,500 in the United States.
Note: international directory
Urban History Association
Dedicated to stimulating interest and forwarding research and study in the history of the city in all periods and geographical areas. It is affiliated with the International Planning History Society.
Biography Reference Bank
Biographical information about over 550,000 people. Includes 380,000 periodical articles and more than 36,000 images. Over 80,00 profiles from reference works published by Garland, Greenwood, Harvard University Press, Houghton Mifflin, Oryx, Oxford University Press, and H. W. Wilson. There are 5,000 biographies from the 2004 edition of the American National Biography. A complete list of such sources is available.
Note: 550,000 biographies
Center for an Urban Future
A public policy organization dedicated to improving the overall health of New York City and serving its long-term interests by targeting problems facing low-income and working-class neighborhoods in all five boroughs.
Great Cities Institute (GCI)
The Great Cities Institute (GCI) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) conducts and supports engaged, interdisciplinary, high-impact, research and partnerships that address key urban issues on a local and global scale.
Society for American City and Regional Planning History ((SACRPH)
An interdisciplinary organization dedicated to promoting scholarship on the planning of cities and metropolitan regions over time, and to bridging the gap between the scholarly study of cities and the practice of urban planning.
Urban Ecology was founded in 1975 by visionary architects and activists who believed that cities should serve both people and nature.