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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.


Use the following databases to locate journal articles about sociology and use the "How do I" box to get step-by-step directions on working through the databases. 

If not on an Edison State campus, Edison State login credentials are required to access library online resources. This will require name and Library barcode number (1973 + student ID #). If additional help is needed, contact the Library by phone (937-778-7950) or email

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

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