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Academic journals are key sources for your Sociology studies. They publish articles which are written by specialists in the field and provide an insight into current thinking, debate and research. They can also cover a specific topic in depth, e.g. a case study.
LibrarySearch » is a good place to start. Use it to search for a topic and find books, articles and other resources. Just type your keywords or a phrase in the search box. At the results screen, use the filter options on the left to limit your search to articles. Check this quick guide Using LibrarySearch to find journal articles on a topic (PDF) NB LibrarySearch doesn’t cover all of our e-resources. We recommend using a database for more in-depth research.
Finding journal articles guide (PDF) » Includes tips on how to search databases effectively.
Literature search plan (Word) » Designed to help you plan your search - download a copy and add your own notes.
You are welcome to contact the Academic Liaison Librarian for Sociology for 1-to-1 help.
Media Studies:Communication & Mass Media Complete - very good for topics relating to media and society. Many articles are full-text.
Health and Psychology:
Multi-disciplinary - databases covering all subject areas:
Collections of journals from specific publishers:
NB We do not have access to all the journals in these collections. To check our holdings of a specific journal, go to the Library home page and select Journal titles, then type in the title of the journal.
Historical news sources
For further help with tracking down news sources, see our News and current affairs guide.