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Sociology: Databases, Journals, & Articles

Macdonald-Kelce Library Sociology Resources


What is scholarship?

What are scholarly articles?

How can I tell if my journal is peer-reviewed (refereed, academic, scholarly, etc.) - See Ulrichs in the list of databases.

Scholarly Article Databases

Log in to Esearch for full access to the library databases. Several of these databases provide tools which limit the search to sociological journal content. Some topics will involve multiple disciplines (e.g., sociology and criminology) so keep in mind that you may want to include more than one category.

SOCINDEX: Scholarly Sociological research database.

Academic Search Complete: Multi-disciplinary database. Select "Scholarly/Peer Review" to limit your search to academic journals.*Under "Choose Databases" select Social Sciences Full Text and SOCINDEX to search all 3 databases simultaneously

JSTOR: Scholarly journal archive. * In Advanced Search under "NARROW BY DISCIPLINE AND/OR PUBLICATION TITLE" select "Sociology" or specific journal(s)

ProQuest: Multidisciplinary database. Select "Scholarly" and "Peer Review" to limit your search to academic journals. *In Advanced Search under "Search Subject Areas" select "Social Sciences"

ScienceDirect: Scholarly journal database which covers social and behavioral sciences. *In "Search" under "Refine Your Search" select "Social Sciences"