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SOCI 201 (McEntee): Searching for Sources

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).


Sociology Journals

In addition to searching in databases, you can also search pertinent journals directly.


A few journals to try include:

  • American Sociological Review
  • Social Forces
  • Gender & Society
  • Continuity & Change
  • Socius
  • Sociological Theory

Sociological Sources

Article Databases: an A-Z List

If you'd like to explore options outside of the databases listed above you can search for databases by name or by subject.

Databases A-Z List

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 "Check Availability in SU Catalog"; if you see that then we may have a hardcopy version on the shelf in the library.

If you don't have either of those options then you can request it through Interlibrary Loan (ILL)! There are loads of ways to get a copy of an article you are interested in.

Statistical Resources