This guide will help you find library resources to support your research in sociology.
Try starting your research in these core databases. For other options, go to the Articles tab.
- Sociological Abstracts
Indexes sociology journals and journals from related social sciences. All sub-disciplines of sociology are covered including the sociology of crime, culture, ethnic relations, gender, health and medicine, marriage and family, religion, sports, sociological theory, history of sociology.
- ASSIA: Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts
A complement to Sociological Abstracts; content covers contemporary social problems research that focuses on the application of theories to practice. Coverage includes:criminology, education, ethnic studies, family, health, housing, marriage, immigration, industrial relations, national politics, race relations, religion, women's studies.
- Social Sciences Citation Index
This unique index lets you sort results by the number of times an article or book has been cited. This helps you identify articles that are most influential in your topic area and links you to other, more recent papers that cite them. Indexes a broad range of publications in Sociology and related fields.
There are more than 165,000 items in VCU Libraries' Collections on the subject of Sociology! This includes books, ebooks, journals, journal articles, videos, VCU master's theses and doctoral dissertations.
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