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Research Guides

Science & Social Science Research

Locating science and social science analysis and data is the focus of this guide.

About Science/Social Science Research

Most science and social science databases are "bibliographic" not "full text" databases.  "Full text" databases allow searching of the entire text of an article or treatise, including footnotes. 

"Bibliographic" databases provide "citations" to articles and other materials, sometimes with detailed summaries or abstracts. Links to "HTML" or "PDF" full text also may be provided. 

Searchable content in a "bibliographic" database:

  • article title
  • author(s)
  • journal title
  • volume/issue of the journal where the article appears
  • beginning/ending pages of article
  • date of the journal issue
  • abstract of the article (if available)
  • links to full text (if available)
  • topic/subject links

Off-Campus Access

Many online materials in the GW libraries' collections (journals, e-books, etc.) are accessible from off-campus:

  • GW Law Library
  • GW Gelman Library
  • GW Himmelfarb Library