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SOC 497: Sociology Senior Research Seminar

Research Guide for SOC 497

Access Library Resources Online

Trying to access library resources online? Follow the instructions on the Online Access to Library Resources page to access library databases, articles, and ebooks, both on-campus and off-campus.

Useful Databases for Sociology Research

Check out the library's self-paced online tutorial What Are Library Databases and Why Should I Use Them? for more info about library databases.

Annual Reviews: keep up to date with critical reviews of the most significant research of the year in the Annual Review of Sociology.

Black Studies Center: gateway to historical and current material for researching the past, present, and future of African-Americans, the wider African Diaspora, and Africa itself. It combines the following databases: Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience; International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP); Chicago Defender Historical Backfile (1900-1975), and Black Literature Index (1827-1940)

JSTOR: Journal articles from core scholarly journals in anthropology, sociology, history, and other key fields in the humanities and social sciences.

Gender Studiesprovides interdisciplinary coverage of gender-related topics, including sexual diversity and LGBTQ topics

GenderWatch: provides interdisciplinary coverage of the evolution of gender roles, including LGBTQ topics

LGBTQ+ Source: Full text for 130 of the most important and historically significant LGBT journals, magazines, and regional newspapers, as well as more than 170 full text monographs/books. Also includes indexing and abstracts for more than 200 LGBT-specific core periodicals and over 360 LGBT-specific core books and reference works.

Sage Journals: Search full-text SAGE journals in sociology, communications, criminology, psychology, urban studies, and other disciplines..

Social Sciences Abstracts: Covering the latest concepts, theories and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences, this database provides indexing and abstracts for the most important English-language social science journals.

Social Sciences Citation Index: A multidisciplinary database, with searchable author abstracts, covering the journal literature of the social sciences. It indexes 1,700 journals spanning 50 disciplines. Requires VPN for access.

Sociological Abstractscovers the international literature of sociology, social work, and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. 

Sociology Database: covers the international literature of sociology and social work, including related fields like social policy, social anthropology, social care, gender studies, social psychology, and population studies. 

Web of Science: use to identify related articles in your research area: Requires VPN for access.

  • Linked Times Cited lists (articles that have since cited the research article)
  • Related records (articles in the same research area)
  • Linked Cited Reference lists (articles cited in the research article)

Click here to see the full list of Mardigian Library's Sociology databases.

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