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Scholarly Research in Sociology: Overview

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Joanna Russell Bliss

Finding Peer-Reviewed Research in Sociology

General tips:

  • Start with a broad keyword search in the databases at left and use the limiters (usually along the left side) to narrow and focus your results.
  • Read the abstracts of several articles and save those that might be of interest. 
  • Use those first few to glean additional keywords and subject terms to re-run your search. 
  • Collect more than you are planning to use and evaluate and examine their references. 
  • Discard the less useful articles and repeat this process.
  • To expand your research, do a citation search for articles that cite your articles.

To cross-search the databases below (search more than one at a time), select "Choose databases" on the EBSCO screen next to the database name and select additional databases from the list. This will dramatically enlarge your search results.