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Communication Studies: A Sage Full-Text Collection: covers such subjects as Journalism, Public Opinion, Political Communication, Mass Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Cultural Studies / Intercultural Communication, Television / Film Studies, Media Studies, Business Communication, Organizational / Management Communication, Written Communication, Rhetoric, and Literacy Studies
PsycINFO: Contains citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, and technical reports in the field of psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines including medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business and law
Sociological Abstracts: Abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Full text available through Find it @ Stanford link.
Sociology: Full text of articles on such subjects as Childhood, Contemporary Sociology, Comparative Sociology, Consumer Culture, Classical Sociology, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, Leisure Studies, Social Theory, Sociology of Sport, and Sociology of Work and Employment (Labor Studies).
For all resources for Polling Statistics and Public Opinion, see this list
Good General Analyses of Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theory: (look these up in Searchworks!)
The age of anxiety : conspiracy theory and the human sciences
Fear : a cultural history
Fear itself : the origin and nature of the powerful emotion that shapes our lives and our world
The psychology of fear and stress
Social rage : emotion and cultural conflict
The trouble with blame : victims, perpetrators, and responsibility
The age of anxiety : McCarthyism to terrorism
Believed-in imaginings : the narrative construction of reality
Conspiracy culture : from the Kennedy assassination to The X-files
Conspiracy nation : the politics of paranoia in postwar America]
Conspiracy theories : secrecy and power in American culture
Paradigms of paranoia : the culture of conspiracy in contemporary American fiction
Political paranoia : the psychopolitics of hatred
The Rough Guide to Conspiracy Theories
The age of manipulation : the con in confidence, the sin in sincere
Conspiracies, cover-ups, and crimes : political manipulation and mind control in America
The anatomy of illusion : religious cults and destructive persuasion
Coercion : why we listen to what they say
People-reading : how we control others, how they control us
Psychiatry and the CIA : victims of mind control
Seeking and resisting compliance : why people say what they do when trying to influence others
Social psychology : handbook of basic principles
Other Websites :
Kennedy Assassination Home Page: Did Lee Harvey Oswald kill John Kennedy by himself, or did a conspiracy do it?" The searchable site explores this question in great detail, containing information on the major players, places, and theories surrounding the event. This site includes many photos, sound clips, video, annotated links, searchable newsgroup archives, and information on subscribing to the newsgroup.
Diana Death A Tragic Accident: Collection of articles from December 2006 about "an official UK police inquiry into the  Paris car crash which killed Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed [and that] has found no evidence the couple were murdered." Includes a link to the full report ("The Operation Paget Inquiry Report Into the Allegation of Conspiracy to Murder") and to information about the life and death of Princess Diana. From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)