SOC101


  
sociology 

Welcome to the Library’s course page for Sociology! Here you can identify and access many resources and tools for your research, including databases, reference works, search terms, and citation help.

If you have any questions, you can ask a librarian or ask your professor.

Start here for all Topics | Select More Resources by Topic | Outcomes  

Start here for all Topics

Key Databases - for research articles

After using the reference resources begin searching in these three general databases. 

  1. Academic Source Complete - a good starting point for scholarly research articles  
  2. SocINDEX - a database that covers all topics within sociology 
  3. Social Sciences Citation Index (ISI Web of Science) - an in-depth database for all topics within sociology. 

Additional databases and sources are avaliable depending on your debate topic.

Key Reference Resources - for definitions and background information

The following sources will provide a basic understanding of your debate topic terms from a sociological perspective.


Select More Resources by Topic

 

Family  Is the decline of the traditional family due to the high divorce rate a national crisis?
Education  Are competition & school vouchers the reforms that will improve student success?
Politics  Does the threat of terrorism warrant curtailment of civil liberties via the Patriot Act?
Economy  Is increasing economic inequality (income gap 12:1) a serious US problem?
Health  Should the US move to a more socialized or universal system of health care?
Religion  Is the moral decline of the US a myth?
Population  Are undocumented immigrants a threat to US decline?

 


Family 

                                                

Key Research Databases:

  1. Education Research Complete  
  2. PsycINFO 

Key Reference Resources:

Education

Key Research Databases:

  1. Education Research Complete  
  2. ERIC 

Key Reference Resources:

Politics

Key Research Databases:

  1. America: History and Life 
  2. Business Source Complete 
  3. PsycINFO 

Key Reference Resources:

Economy 

Key Research Databases:

  1. America: History and Life 
  2. Business Source Complete 

Key Reference Resources:

Health

Key Research Databases:

  1. America: History and Life 
  2. Business Source Complete 
  3. PsycINFO 

Key Reference Resources:

Religion 

Key Research Databases:

  1. Business Source Complete 
  2. Humanities International Complete 
  3. PsycINFO 

Key Reference Resources:

 Population 

Key Research Databases:

  1. America: History and Life 
  2. Business Source Complete 

Key Reference Resources:

 

Course Pages Home 

Research:
All Databases
Library Catalog 

Research Help:
Database/Catalog Help
Evaluating Info Sources
Know How (Research Tutorial)

Citation Help:
MLA & Style Guide 
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Library Course Page Outcomes 

 According to one of the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education from the Association of College Research Libraries (ACRL), information literate students are able to access needed information effectively and efficiently and retrieve information online or in person using a variety of methods (2.3.).  

This course page was created to help meet the following desired outcomes of that standard, wherein the information literate student:

  • Uses various search systems to retrieve information in a variety of formats
  • Uses various classification schemes and other systems to locate information resources within the library or to identify specific sites for physical exploration
  • Uses specialized online or in-person services available at the institution to retrieve information needed

Page last modified: 10 September 2014 
Creator of course page: Shaunda Tichgelaar, during her 2010 K.S.U. Practicum at ODU Library; Course maintained by Christina Bonner, M.L.I.S., Ph.D., Reference & Instruction Services. ODU Library. Readings, documents, and links above determined by faculty request.