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Database List

Select the best database for your research topic.

List of Databases for Sociology Topics

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EBSCO's Databases

A good place to start your research, as this collection of databases cover (almost) all topics. Very powerful search interface, but works just fine with simple searches.  Need help searching EBSCO's Databases?

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Wiley Online Library

This is also a broad database that covers many subjects like EBSCO. Need help searching Wiley Online Library?

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This is a fantastic database for sociology topics.  Need help searching JSTOR?

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Cambridge Core Journals

This is a broad database that covers many subjects: the humanities, social sciences and science, technology and medicine.  

African Books Collective

African Books Collective (ABC) is an African-owned mission-based distribution outlet for books published independently in Africa.

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Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History Since 1940 (Part I & II)

This database contains primary source material (not articles) related to LGBTQIA+ people, groups, organizations, and topics since 1940.

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Disability in the Modern World: History of a Social Movement

One person in seven experiences disability, yet the story of this community and its contributions is largely absent from the scholarly record. Access to the primary and secondary source materials within this collection enables you to include this important piece of the puzzle in your research. (Alexander Street)

Not finding what you need?  Access other databases for sociology research.

Sociology Playbooks

The library creates "playbooks" for research.  In sports, teams have playbooks that help them win the game. At PVCC, the library has playbooks that help you "win" at research. Why use assignment specific playbooks?

  • They contain information related to specific assignments
  • They clarify the assignment instructions and requirements
  • They provide links to specific materials/journals/books/etc. that may be required by your instructor

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