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Hunter Library
Research Guides
Western Carolina University


Guide for finding books, articles, data, and other information for Sociology

Key Resources


SocINDEX with Full Text

This major research database for Sociology indexes over 3,300 journal and other titles. It contains full text for 242 "core" coverage journals dating back to 1895 and 72 "priority" coverage journals. The database also includes full text for 547 books and 6,711 conference papers. In addition there is a 15,600 term sociology-specific thesaurus and searchable cited references.

Library Catalog

Library Catalog

The classic version of the library catalog. Search the library’s collections to find books, e-books, journal titles, films, and more. Search your topic by keyword or subject--or search for specific items by author or title.

Sage Research Methods

Sage Research Methods

A research methods tool that contains SAGE’s book, journal and reference content with advanced search and discovery tools. Researchers can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings. Includes the popular “little green books” and “little blue books,” which cover specific topics for research and data analysis.

Simply Analytics

SimplyAnalytics (formerly SimplyMap)

Create maps and charts using demographic information. Set up an account to save maps.