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Research Resources: Class Guides

SOC 302: Research Methods


Oxford Reference Online: A Dictionary of Sociology

Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology


Annual Reviews: Sociology
Features critical reviews of the most significant primary research literature in a field.

Social Sciences Citation Index
An index of articles from major journals in all areas of the social sciences. Records include citation cross referencing.

Sociological Abstracts
Comprehensive database of abstracts from articles in over 1500 academic journals covering sociology and other social sciences.

Social Sciences Full Text
An index of English-language periodicals covering anthropology, economics, psychology, social work, sociology, and related fields. Includes both abstracts and full-text articles.

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, ERIC provides access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.

ACCESSING ARTICLES not held by the F&M Library

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To obtain articles from publications to which F&M does not subscribe, fill out an Interlibrary Loan request form, using the information found in the article's citation.

If you have any questions about the library and/or the research process, or would like further assistance, contact:

Lisa Stillwell, Information Literacy Librarian: or 717.291.3844

Updated: 01/2013, ls


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