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Sociology: Articles & E-Journals

An introduction to databases and tools for sociology research

Database Search Tricks

  • AND returns results containing all terms:  alcohol AND murder
  • OR returns results with either term:  murder OR homicide
  • Parentheses ( ) indicate separate concepts, like an equation, (A or B) and C:  alcohol AND (murder OR homicide)
  • Quotation marks " " return results using that specific phrase: "alcohol consumption"
  • Truncation * returns results with a root word and any ending: sociolog* [finds sociology, sociological ...]
  • Watch for citation chaining features that allow you to find items that are cited by or also cite a relevant item.

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Best Article Databases for Sociology

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