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Sociology 101 (SOC 101): General Sociology: Getting Started

Check out the tutorial below

Check out the videos below. The middle video walks you through accessing scholarly sociology articles in Academic Search Premier/Academic Search Elite at Jefferson College Library. This resource is used for various Sociology assignments, including the Annotated Bibliography.

Library Resources Required

You are required to use library resources to find and use scholarly journal articles. So what does your instructor mean by this? Your instructor wants you to use databases to find reliable and up-to-date information about your topic.  Check out the Recommended Resources tab to begin searching.


Find Books

You have access to millions of titles through Archway, our library catalog, and MOBIUS, the statewide catalog. Students often find recently published titles about their topics or use slightly older titles as additional resources. Remember to search for books early (they can take a week or so to arrive at our campuses).

Sociology Research Tutorial

Note: (We recommend maximizing the Tutorial, and selecting the highest resolution from the gear icon at the bottom of the video window)

Sociology Databases

Tips and Tricks

Here are some tips to make sure you get scholarly journal articles when searching the EbscoHost databases Academic Search Premier, Academic Search Elite, and PsycARTICLES.

  • Limit date range to between 8-10 years, depending on your instructor's instructions.
  • Click the box that says Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals to ensure that your results are scholarly articles.
  • Add soci* to a search box and change drop down to SO-Source to get journal titles that have soci in them.  For example, society, social, sociology, sociological.