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Sociology Guide: Find Articles

When and Where Can I Access Databases?

Databases are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can use them on or off campus. If you are using them from off campus you will be prompted to put in your SU username and password (the same one you use for Gull Net, MyClasses, or an SU computer).

Getting Full-Text

Some databases will have the full text of the entire article available within the database, others will only have a citation for the article. When there is only a citation available, you will see a yellow find it button. This button will give you options for getting a full text version of the article. If we have access to it in another database it will be linked there.

If it says "Not Available Online" then look for Interlibrary Loan (ILL). That means someone in SU Libraries will do their best to locate a copy of your article from another library.


COVID-19 limitations

Please be aware that with many libraries, not just our own, dealing with COVID-19, articles may be delayed or impossible for us to get right now. That doesn't mean you shouldn't put a request in, but know that there is only so much SU Libraries can do if other libraries are not loaning materials due to staffing issues. If we are able to locate a copy for you, you will get an email that a digital copy is available for you to download via a link.

Database List

Article Databases: an A-Z List

You can search for databases by name or by subject.

Databases A-Z List

Outward Differences between Scholarly and Popular