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Writing for Sociology: Resources for Research

Developing the Sociological Imagination

Mapping Demographics

Databases

SUBJECT SPECIFIC DATABASES are databases which index the most important scholarly/academic journals in a specific subject area, and are essential for doing in-depth research on a topic in that subject area.

Sociology terms


DISCIPLINE-SPECIFIC DATABASES index materials from several related subject areas. The materials are usually professional/trade publications and scholarly/academic journals.


GENERAL INTEREST DATABASES are good places to begin research especially if you are unsure about which database to use. They contain a broad range of materials and include many different subjects and disciplines.

POWER SEARCHING

WOW! Use any of the three databases below to search hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks all at the same time!