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Sociology : Find Articles

Empirical Articles

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Finding Journal Articles

The most current research is often found in journal articles.  Library databases provide citations for articles, abstracts (a summary of the article) and often link you to the full text of the article.  If the full text for an article you need isn't available through this Library, you can request it via interlibrary loan.

To the right is a list of databases relevant to Sociology.  If your subject is multidisciplinary, it may be worthwhile to consult databases from other subject areas

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Database Contents

In addition to journal articles, databases may also provide access to book reviews, magazine and newspaper articles, theses and dissertations, government documents, book chapters, and conference proceedings. 

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Recommended Article Databases

Google Scholar

Google Scholar: Search scholarly literature covering many research areas. To determine if the UofL Library has the full-text of an item, conduct a search and click on the Find it @ the U of Lethbridge link from the results list.

Note: Coverage and quality is uneven so Google Scholar should be just one of the tools used in research.