User login


Getting Started

Multidisciplinary database covering social sciences, humanities, education, physical and life sciences, and ethnic studies.
Index of legislative information, including congressional publications from 1789 to the present, legislative histories for public laws dating back to 1970, testimony from congressional hearings, bill histories, the Congressional Record and Federal Register, Congressional Research Service reports, and information about congressional members and committees, and Executive documents 1789-1931.  Some full text available.    
Indexes a variety of materials from journal articles to fact sheets that focus on contemporary and international women's issues in areas such as education, health, legal status, reproductive rights, and feminism. Some full text available.
Indexes journals, books, and proceedings covering statistics and related fields.
Indexes U.S. doctoral dissertations completed at accredited institutions since 1861 (abstracts since 1980) and dissertations and theses, most with abstracts, from the U.K. and Ireland since 1716; includes some dissertations from Canada, and Europe, as well as some master's theses and foreign language dissertations. Find most OU dissertations full text through summer 2013; after that date, find OU dissertations in SHAREOK.  Most dissertations from other institutions, 1997 to present, are full text. To obtain pre-1997 dissertations, use the interlibrary loan request form.
Newspapers, magazines, and periodicals of the ethnic, minority and native press. Some full text available.
Covers the history of the world from 1450 to the present. Materials indexed include abstracts to books, journals, and dissertations.
Provides online access to the International Index (1907-March 1965), Social Sciences & Humanities Index(April 1965–March 1974), Humanities Index (April 1974–March 1984), and Social Sciences Index (April 1974–March 1983).



Provides access to an archive of raw social science data for research and instruction. As a member of ICPSR, the OU community has unlimited access and downloads; sign up for an ICPSR login to access content.  All questions about ICPSR should be directed to the campus Official Representative for ICPSR, Dr. Keith Gaddie, Department of Political Science.  Electronic access to ICPSR is funded by the College of Arts and Sciences.



Comprehensive U.S. public opinion polling data.  On-demand access to full datasets available at  Create a personal account to download data via RoperExpress or use the online data analysis tool, RoperExplorer.
Provides access to materials in African-American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, General Science, History, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Sociology, Statistics. It is a digitized archive of the backfiles of selected scholarly journals. Full text available.
Indexes literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Provides abstracts and citations to journal articles, books, and conference papers. Includes author profiles.

Subject Librarian(s)

Social & Behavioral Sciences Librarian, Collections Manager
Phone: (405) 325-2607

Government Documents

Research Guides