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Welcome to the Sociology 499 Capstone Research Guide. This Guide will help you locate library resources for your Capstone Thesis Paper. Hopefully you will leave today knowing how to finding good *scholarly* peer-reviewed sources for your paper topics.
Sociology Scholarly Per-Reviewed Journals
The library has over 100 databases that contain scholarly research. Use keywords from your thesis to craft your searches. Please select one from below to begin searching for scholarly, peer-reviewed content:
Offers peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources in the areas of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.
PsycARTICLES is a database of full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe Publishing Group.
Contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. The new solution features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
Statista provides statistical data on many topics including media, business, politics, society, technology and education. Sources include market reports, trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases. Charts can be downloaded in PNG, PowerPoint, Excel or PDF formats or embedded in web pages and can be great in papers or presentations. Data can be accessed by searching or browsing by industry, topic, country, digital market or infographic.
Sociology Call Numbers
The UM Library organizes books according to Library of Congress call numbers. The major sections for sociology are listed below:
Social history & conditions, Social problems, Social reform
The family, Marriage, Women
Societies: secret, benevolent, etc.
Communities, Classes, Races
Social pathology, Social & public welfare, Criminology
Since no library can carry everything, Interlibrary Loan allows you access to materials held throughout the state, country, and world - for FREE! You should see an Interlibrary Loan option in our Discovery or WorldCat systems when you pull up items our library does not have. To set up an account or manually fill out a request, visit our Interlibrary Loan page.
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: