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Sociology

a wealth of information related to the Sociology Discipline

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Peer Reviewed means that an article is scholarly in nature.

The articles are evaluated by experts in the subject area before they are published.

Peer reviewed journal articles tend to be rather long, often over twenty pages.  They also use quite a bit of jargon, or language associated with a professional field.  Many peer reviewed articles are also empirical, meaning that they discuss original research.

Sociology Databases

Databases that may be particularly helpful to the sociology research include:

Finding Articles:

Tips for Finding Journal Articles:

1. Select the best database for your search. If you aren't familiar with the databases on the list, rollover the titles for a description.

2. For some topics, you may want to repeat your search in additional databases for more comprehensive results.

3. Remember to choose search terms carefully, thinking of synonyms or alternative terms. AND, OR, and NOT can be used to combine or exclude search terms. Check the subject terms listed on your results for additional words to search.

4. Each database has detailed help screens to assist you. Take advantage of features such as citation formatting and limiting to academic journals.

Core Sociology Journals: