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SOCI 201 - Introduction to Sociology - Jacobson

This guide provides support for Professor Jacobson's SOCI 201 APA Style Assignment.

Sociology Databases

The following library databases are excellent resources for finding journal articles containing reports of sociological research studies (original research). Remember to look out for the terminology and features typically found in these reports: Method; Sample; Charts & Graphs; Results; Discussion; and References. You can also find magazine articles in Academic Search Premier and the Social Sciences (Proquest).

Recommended Databases for Sociology Topics

SocINDEX with Full Text

Sociology, social work, human services, criminal justice, anthropology, and cultural studies. Peer-reviewed journals, magazines, book chapters and conference proceedings.

Social Sciences (ProQuest)

Scholarly, peer-reviewed articles in anthropology, criminology, cultural studies, human services, sociology, political science and public welfare.

Communication and Mass Media Complete

Articles from scholarly journals, magazines and book chapters, in topics of communication, mass media and related fields of cultural studies, film studies, marketing and business.

Sage Journals Online

Peer-reviewed articles from scholarly journals in business, engineering, medicine, humanities, and social sciences.


Academic Search Complete

Articles from scholarly journals, magazines and newspapers covering every area of academic study and news.

Not finding what you need?

If your topic might also be covered in another subject-specialized database, here are some other ideas for places to go:

Databases by Subject

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Diversity in Scholarly Research

Despite the intent to be unbiased, most scholarly, peer-reviewed publications are not perfect. The people who make publishing decisions are mainly white, cis-gender straight people without disabilities. This means that even works focused on diverse populations are not often written by those who identify as part of the diverse group on which they write. Furthermore, the systems developed to organize information and algorithms used to search for information assume that being straight, white, and male is the default.