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Research support for Sociology students

Resources for Sociology

Database selections for Sociology research

Sociology Journals

What journals are available?

Drake library offers over a hundred different sociology based journals.  The titles ranges from the universal, American Journal of Sociology, to the more specialized, International Review of the Aesthetics & Sociology of Music.

How do I locate journals online?

The Drake library search will allow you to search for journals by a specific title or by a topic.  Enter the journal name or the subject, such as sociology, then use the Filter/Sort button to narrow your search to journals.  From the search results page you may select a journal then search directly within that journal.  

How to tell if an article or journal is peer reviewed?

This video, Locating and Verifying Peer Reviewed Materials, will help you identify peer reviewed articles. 


The Penguin Dictionary of Sociology

The fifth edition has been updated to reflect the shifts of sociological thought in the last five years. It is designed to support students and teachers of sociology and other related courses and the general reader. Available online Digital Sociology (9781138022775): Lupton, Deborah: Books   Digital Sociology  Deborah Lupton, 2015

People’s movements in space, their purchasing habits and their online communication with others are now monitored in detail by digital technologies. We are increasingly becoming digital data subjects, whether we like it or not, and whether we choose this or not.    Call # HM851 .L864 2015 Visual Sociology (9780415778961): Harper, Douglas: Books  Visual Sociology  Douglas A. Harper  2012

Written by one of the founding fathers in the field, Visual Sociology explores how the world that is seen, photographed, drawn, or otherwise represented visually is different from the world that is represented through words and numbers. Available Online


Sport SociologySport Sociology  Peter Craig  2016

Any study of sport is incomplete without consideration of its social function and structures, its economic impacts both locally and globally, and its political dimension – particularly when used by nations for competitive gain   Available Online


Feminist Perspectives on Sociology Cover Image  Feminist Perspectives on Sociology  Barbara Littlewood  2014

Feminist Perspectives on Sociology examines how sociology has been transformed under the influence of feminism in recent years. This transformation consists both of a critique of established areas and the opening up of new ones.    Available Online

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