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Sociology - Finding Articles

For some assignments, our Discovery Service will give you enough sources to work with.

Sometimes you may want to try specific databases or journals – perhaps your lecturer has recommended particular names as a good way of finding articles. This page lists key sources for Sociology:

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A journal archive containing thousands of articles relevant to courses taken by Sociology students.

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A key source for tracking down articles across the social sciences, including public administration - very strong on sociology and criminology topics.

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A top-ranking, peer-reviewed journal covering all aspects of sociology, including theory.

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This peer-reviewed journal provides an international forum for analysis and debate on social policy issues.

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A peer-reviewed journal covering race, ethnicity and nationalism, including multiculturalism.

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A peer-reviewed journal covering a wide range of food topics, including food security, food fashions, eating disorders and cultural norms of food practices.

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A peer-reviewed journal including articles relating to gender and sex from a feminist perspective.

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A peer-reviewed journal including articles on all aspects of social policy in an international context.

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A highly regarded, international, peer-reviewed journal which focuses on young people within a range of contexts, such as education, the labour market and the family, and highlights key research themes such as the construction of identity, the use of leisure time, involvement in crime, consumption and political behaviour.

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A popular, peer-reviewed journal which explores the evolving roles and perceptions of men across society.

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A highly regarded, peer-reviewed journal covering all branches of sociology.

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A very popular, peer-reviewed journal which covers a broad range of sociology topics.

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A leading, international, peer-reviewed journal which includes articles on the sociology of work.

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Search for stories in this popular tabloid or use the browse feature to flick through the paper on particular days. Use Nexis if you want to go beyond 2004.

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This archive gives you highly respected commentary and analysis of global news each week from 1843 to 2012. The articles are full facsimiles, including photos and charts.

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Access stories and photos from The Guardian (1821-2003) and The Observer (1791-2003)

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A British countercultural underground newspaper 1966-1986.

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Nexis not in Discovery 

Regional and national newspapers from the UK, Europe, the USA and Australasia, dating from the 1980s onwards

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Search across 200 years of articles. Articles are full facsimiles of what was published on the day and you can view the article in its original page location if you want.

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UKPressonline not in Discovery 

Access facsimile articles (including photos) from the Daily Express and Daily Mirror from the early 1900s onwards. Useful if you want the tabloid view of political matters.

Most Sociology books are on the Ground Floor in the University Library but numbers in the 360s are on the First Floor. Useful classmarks include:

ageing
consumption/consumer culture
Crime (causes)
culture & institutions
ethics
family
gender
media (mass communications)
race
risk
social change
social theory
youth culture

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