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SOC 499: Scholarly Articles

Argument to search terms

  • Think of your argument / research question in two or three concepts.  
  • Use a database Thesaurus to locate search terms for each concept
  • Always choose ADVANCED SEARCH
  • Enter your search terms in each search box and separate each term with  AND

Sociology Journals

Below is a list of scholarly journals in Sociology.   This is not an exhaustive list.  Consult Dr. Lowry or a librarian with any questions about a journal's credibility. 

Sociology Subject Headings

Searching with Subject Headings

Standardized subject headings are used for subject searches in library catalogs. Some sample subject headings relating to sociology:

  • Clinical sociology
  • Communities
  • Criminal Behavior
  • Criminology
  • Deviant Behavior
  • Group Identity
  • Organizational Sociology
  • Political Sociology
  • Social Change
  • Social Conditions
  • Social Conflict
  • Social Ethics
  • Social Influence
  • Social Institutions
  • Social Problems
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Structure
  • Social Systems
  • Socialization
  • Sociological Aspects
  • Sociological Jurisprudence
  • Sociology
  • Sociology Research
  • Subculture

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Core Library Databases for scholarly articles

Brainstorm search terms

Sample Topic:  Women in the music industry (gender roles)  
Strategy:  Brainstorm on your own and consult a database Thesaurus for scholarly terms

  • PsycINFO Thesaurus
  • ERIC Thesaurus 
  • Communication and Mass Media Thesaurus 
  • Subject Headings in citations
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings 
Women  Music Industry  Race, gender, age, social issue??
Women Music industry  Gender Roles
Females  Management  Sex Roles 
Executives  Rock Music  Nontraditional Careers
Working Women  Sound recording industry  Discrimination 

Discovery Search Box

Search Strategy

Find scholarly articles and more in the library's Discovery Search box.  The Discovery system searches  for articles, books, and other material in the entire library.  You can limit articles to peer reviewed. 

Try this search strategy to locate scholarly sources 
Sample topic:  Women in the music industry (gender roles) 

  • Limit results to Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) journals