These databases are licensed for use by Virginia Tech alumni through the Alumni Library Portal Sign In proxy.
Project MUSE provides full-text journals in HTML and PDF covering the humanities and social sciences. We don't subscribe to every journal on this platform; use the "Only content I have full access to" limit option. You can set up alerts (email or RSS) when new articles are published in a particular journal or on a topic. 1972-present (coverage varies by journal).
SAGE Research Methods indexes full-text books, reference sources, the "little green book" series (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences), the "little blue book" series (Qualitative Research Methods), journal articles, and videos. Since this platform focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used by researchers from the social sciences, health sciences, and more. Full text available in HTML and PDF. You can limit searches by research method type. 1970s-present.
SAGE Research Methods Datasets provides teaching datasets to support the instruction and independent learning of quantitative and qualitative analytical methods. The datasets are taken from larger national and international data sources, cleaned and reduced in size and complexity for teaching and self-study purposes. Each is accompanied by a guide with an overview of the data and the method, instructions on applying the method, tips on presenting the analysis in your research, and a link to the full dataset.
Access online databases at your local library
May require registration with your local library
Listed here are databases that have no access restrictions (you don't need to be a current student to search them). Some databases provided free access to only a part of their content; check the database description for details.