This guide is intended as a starting point for research in sociology. The Best Bets section lists the database(s) that are likely to yield the most relevant results. Many students are looking for scholarship and research published in academic journals in sociology. This database is a good place to start.
If you have questions about any of the resources listed in this guide, don't hesitate to contact the subject library liaison for sociology.
SocINDEX with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive and highest quality sociology research database. The index features more than 1,300,000 records with subject headings from a 15,000 term sociology-specific thesaurus designed by expert lexicographers. SocINDEX with Full Text contains full text for 235 "core" coverage journals dating back to 1895, and 72 "priority" coverage journals. This database also includes full text for 545 books and monographs, and full text for 6,601 conference papers.