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Internet Studies: Journal Articles & Working Papers


The Computer Science section of arXiv, e-Print archive, which allows researchers to search, browse and download papers through its online repository free of charge.

Abstracts and Indexes


Accessible via Web of Knowledge, includes literature on computing and information technology.

International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)

IBSS indexes political science content and includes more non-English language material than the other databases.

MLA International Bibliography

Provides citations for items from journals and series published worldwide, and indexes books, essay collections, working papers, proceedings, dissertations, and bibliographies; subjects include media and internet studies.

Sociological Abstracts

Use Sociological Abstracts, and its companion file Social Services Abstracts, for structured literature searching on politics, policy, social issues.

Internet, Law & Society

Berkman Publication Series

Scholarly publications on matters related to the Internet, law, and society, published jointly by Berkman Center for Internet & Society (Harvard University) and the Social Science Research Network (SSRN).

Oxford Internet Institute (OII) Publications

The social implications of the Internet and other advanced ICTs, covering the themes of everyday life, governance and democracy, network economy, science and learning, and shaping the internet.

Citation searching

For citation searching, i.e. finding out what articles have cited an article or book after publication go to -

Social Science Citation Index

Part of Web of Science®, uses citations for relevance and article ranking.


A bibliographic database for science, medicine and some social sciences going back as far as 1869.

Google Scholar

Also has 'cited by' links but these are not yet fully reliable.
To find articles and books cited within books try searching Google Books with the reference in quotation marks.
Google Book Search

Guide: Alerts


The monitoring and search service for global research publications provides access to the British Library's Electronic Table of Contents of current journals and conference proceedings from 1993 to date, and is updated on a daily basis. You can search for citations of journal articles and conference proceedings; set up, modify and delete email alert; set up RSS feeds for journals.

TOCs Journal Tables of Contents

This service makes it easy to keep up-to-date with newly published scholarly material by enabling them to find, display, store, combine and reuse thousands of journal tables of contents from multiple publishers.

You can also set up alerts and RSS feeds on SCOPUS, as well as WPSA (Worldwide Political Science Abstracts) and IBSS (International Bibliography of the Social Sciences).