Journals are the main source for original research and analysis in psychology and many other subjects. If you have never used journals, these guides may help you learn how to get started.
These are some well-known sociology journals:
Use library databases to search many journals, magazines and other published sources at one time.
You may want to select the "full text" or "scholarly journals" option with some databases.
A comprehensive sociology database with coverage of psychology and counseling.
- Academic Search Complete
A multi-disciplinary database of journals, magazines, book chapters, and government reports.
Full-text from 1,300 academic journals, plus historical pamphlets and primary sources. Most content is archival (1834 to 5 years ago), with current content for 200 journals.
AgeLine focuses exclusively on the population aged 50+ and issues of aging. AgeLine is the premier source for the literature of social gerontology and includes aging-related content from the health sciences, psychology sociology, social work, economics, and public policy. Indexes over 200 journals, books, book chapters, and reports, covering 1978 to the present, with selected coverage from 1966-1977.
- CQ Researcher
Reports on "hot" topics with detailed analysis and opposing viewpoints.
- Gale Virtual Reference Library
Search many specialized encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks.
- Gender Studies Database
Covers the full spectrum of gender-engaged scholarship inside and outside academia. It includes more than 869,000 records with coverage spanning from 1972 and earlier to present.
- LGBT Life with Full Text
Full text for more than 120 of the most important and historically significant LGBT journals, magazines and regional newspapers, as well as more than 150 full-text monographs and books.
- MEDLINE with Full Text
An index of medicine and the biosciences.
- Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Editorials, news, statistics, multimedia, and web sites on controversial topics.
- SAGE Journals Online
Journals in communications, criminology, education, health, management, political science, psychology, and sociology.
- Periodicals Archive Online
Articles from over 550 periodicals in the social sciences and humanities from 1665 - 2000.
- Journal Citation Reports
Compare how frequently individual journals have been cited by scholars.
- Web of Science
An important index for graduate-level research in the social sciences. (Citations only).
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For some topics, you may want to explore research or news from other fields of study.
Use these library guides to quickly find the best databases in each field: