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Library resources for research and study in Sociology
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If you're not sure where to begin your research in Sociology, this page will get you started. Use the other tabs to find the wealth of information in your discipline provided by the library.  If you'd like to talk to an expert in searching the literature, make an appointment with a librarian or just drop in.   Embracing by Masaru Takiguchi

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Peer-reviewed articles in scholarly journals may assume a level of knowledge that students don't have.  Before plunging into the articles, you may want to read up on your topic in one of these sources.

Key Resources for Sociology

Try these two important resources for peer-reviewed articles. As prospective sociologists, your research may span many disciplines. Be sure to consult the Articles and Journals tab for more databases, and to find tips on searching multidisciplinary topics.

  • SocINDEX with Full Text  
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    Ebsco database that provides abstracts of books, journals, and conference papers, with full-text of many, but not all.
  • Sociology: SAGE Journals
    Only 36 journals covered, but the complete full-text is available on all articles. Sage is an important publisher in your discipline.
  • SAGE Research Methods & Cases
    Includes Little Green and Little Blue Books, articles, videos, and more on research methodology, along with case studies that have learning outcomes and discussion questions

Basic Search Tips for Most Catalogs and Databases

Find more (broaden your results) with OR and wildcards:
cat or cats or feline*     [finds cat, cats, feline, or felines]

Find less (narrow your results) with AND:
dogs and obedience training

Find less with NOT:
toys not poodles

Find less by selecting limiters (peer-reviewed, date, etc.).

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