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Writing for Sociology

Developing the Sociological Imagination

Mapping Demographics


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.

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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.