TIP! Entering a Google-type search into library research databases often retrieves irrelevant results.To search like a pro, watch this brief video on search strategies.

The following are core databases for Sociology that provide peer-reviewed articles:

Academic Search Elite
Sociological Abstracts
Science Direct
Google Scholar

Related Databases

Most important database for the research on the socio-psychological aspects of sociological issues.

Communications & Mass Media Complete
Covers communications, journalism, television, print media and related fields, including gender studies and race and ethic issues.

ERIC and Education Full Text These databases provide popular and scholarly articles on education-related topics. ERIC also includes lesson plans and reports.

Not sure how to identify a peer-reviewed article? Watch this brief video.

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