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Research Guide: General Sociology Resources

Find Articles (Databases)...

Start at the library's home page (http://library.sccsc.edu).

Off Campus Access: username is your Web ID (ex: absmith), and the password is your portal password.

Gale Power Search (previously Gale Database Articles or Gale Full Database List)
Search 12 different databases at once!
A good place to search for almost any topic - covers a wide range of subject areas.
Notice the different results links on the left on the search result page: Magazines, Academic Journals, etc. (each link is a different set of results)
Note which database you article comes from - look for "From ______" on the search page (ex - From General One File).
Academic Search Premier
Search many different topics - covers a wide range of subject areas.
Gale Biography in Context
Researching a Person? This is a fantastic place to find lots of information about famous people.
Begin by entering a name into the search box
Notice the different results links on the left on the search result page: Reference, Magazines & News, etc.

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Find Books...

Recommended Books
Title Location Call Number
Taking Sides Series (cover many social issues) Reference HN5. T35 A26 2007
Social History of the United States Reference HN57 S622 2009 (10 vols)
Social Issues in America Reference HN57 S624 2004 (7 vols)

 

Call Number Range:

  • HM (Sociology)
  • HN (Social History and Conditions/ Social Problems)
Library Catalog
Find materials that are in the physical library.
Primarily good for finding books.
Books are usually about broader topics than articles, so you may need to broaden your search terms (ex- instead of "texting" perhaps search for "cell phone use").
Books are not going to be as up-to-date as articles because they take longer to publish.
See which library the book is located in, and what section.
Be sure to write down the book's call number!
eBook Collection (EBSCO)
Search the full-text (every word on every page) of over 120,000 books - completely electronic
E-Book Hint:: On the search page, check the box "Also search within the full text of the articles" to search within the text of the book to get more results.
Note you can only print 10 pages at a time - only print out the important pages
For citation information: click on "Detailed Record" in the left sidebar when viewing an e-book. You will need this information later on!
Ebook Central (Proquest)pascal resource
Search entire books available online.
Find More Books...

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Find Websites...

American Sociological Association: http://www.asanet.org/.

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Find Citation Help...

See our MLA Guide & APA Guide for help with citations.

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Last updated: 07/28/17