Reference is a good place to begin research, especially if you are unfamiliar with your topic. Browse the 301-306 section of reference. You will find a surprising variety of resources such as the following:
International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences
R 300.3 In8si
Encyclopedia of Sociology
R 301.03 En19b2
The Blackwell Dictionary of Sociology
R 301.03 J63b2
Protest, Power, and Change: An Encyclopedia of Nonviolent Action
R 303.6103 p946p
Encyclopedia of Peace
R 303.6603 Ox2y
Encyclopedia of Gender and Society
R 305.309 En19o
Women in Today's World
R 305.403 En19s
Encyclopedia of Religion and Society
R 306.603 En19s
Marriage, Family, and Relationships
R 306.803 B796m
Annual Review of Sociology (301.05 An78)
- Critical articles reviewing significant developments in sociology and anthropology.
- Available for check-out, or accessible online via the website or JSTOR.
- Search and view table of contents, abstracts, and full text on the web.
- Browse by year.
- Keyword: most flexible, most results, try your term with the words “sociological aspects.”
- Subject: more restrictive, categories, works like an index, idea farm. Start with sociology and go from there!
- Title: more restrictive, has precise titles, works like an index.
- Modify/Limit: limit by language or location. Ex.: media center
SocINDEX indexes over 4,500 journals and covers sociological topics in fields such as anthropology, economics, education, medicine, community development, philosophy, demography, political science, and social psychology. Some full text is provided.
- Use the advanced search for more searching options.
- Use * on the end of your term for variant endings, and ? to account for variant spellings. Ex.: Chin* for China, Chinese, etc. wom?n for woman and women
- Boolean/Phrase search mode requires “AND” to break your search terms.
- Check our Journals List to see if we carry the journal.
A largely full-text, social sciences database that covers complete runs of scholarly periodicals. MAY NOT BE CURRENT!
- Use the Advanced Search.
- Select whichever disciplines that are relevant to your research, noting that you decide whether or not JSTOR includes citations and links to other content.
- Use the drop-down menu to connect search terms: AND, OR, and NEAR.
- Use “?” on the end of your term to account for plurals, and “*” to account for variant word endings.
- Use quotes to search phrases. Ex.: “gay marriage” AND america* or “united states”
Full text of nearly 200 scholarly journals published by university presses in the humanities and social sciences.
- Limit to books or journals on the initial search, if desired.
- Limit to research area, author, or language after you've performed a search.
- Use truncation (*) on the end of a term to search for plurals or parts of words.
- Deselect the "Only content I have full access to" for more citations.
Remember that you can use interlibrary loan to get books and articles that we and UCA don’t have. Check our catalog and Journals List as well as UCA’s catalog, BearCat, and Journals List first. Use our interlibrary loan forms to order your materials.
Core Sociology Journals*
American Journal of Sociology
American Sociological Review
Annual Review of Sociology
British Journal of Sociology
Crime & Delinquency**
Gender & Society
Sociology and Social Research
Sociology of Education
Theory, Culture, & Society
*For a complete list of journals at Bailey, consult the Journals List.
**These journals are only available through interlibrary loan.
Last Modified on 1/24/2013