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Research Guides
Western Carolina University


Guide for finding books, articles, data, and other information for Sociology
To find scholarly, peer-reviewed journals, use the EBSCO Quick Search box and type in your topic, or use one of the more specialized Sociology databases (library search tools) listed below. The OneSearch box on the library's homepage includes books and journal articles.

Use this search box to search for articles within relevant databases such as SocIndex and Academic Search Premier.

Limit Your Results

AND/OR use one of the resources below.  If you are doing a complete review of the literature, use them all! Scholars typically publish their research in articles and books.

I am looking for a specific journal or book (I already know the title).

Use this search if you already know what journal you need (examples: Social Forces, Research in Community Sociology).

Use this search if you know the title of the book you need (examples:The Gender Trap, The Sage Handbook of Sociology).

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