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SOC 121 Introduction to Sociology: Academic Articles from Research Databases

This guide helps students use the resources of the Edison Library for their Sociology research paper.

Welcome!

The following databases will assist you in finding journal articles about sociology. Use the "How do I" box to get step-by-step directions. 

If you are not on an Edison State campus, you must login with your Edison credentials to access library resources. This will require you to input your name and Library barcode number (the 14 digit number on the back of your student ID). If you don’t have access to your barcode number, contact the Library by phone (937-778-7950) or email Library@edisonohio.edu

What is a "Peer-Reviewed" Article?

If an article is peer-reviewed, it means that a board of scholarly reviewers have analyzed the article for quality of research and adherence to editorial standards of the journal before accepting it for publication. This high standard of writing, content, and research quality results in the highest quality scholarly articles on your subject.

If you use materials from peer-reviewed publications, they have been vetted by scholars in the field for quality and importance (SDSU Library, n.d.). 

SDSU Library. (n.d.). What is peer review? Retrieved July 14, 2020, from https://library.sdsu.edu/reference/news/what-does-peer-review-mean

How to Use the Following Databases

Academic Search Complete

SocINDEX

Sociological Collection