SOC255: Sociology of the Family


Welcome to the Library’s course page for SOC 255: Sociology of the Family! Here you can identify and access many resources and tools for your research, including databases, reference works, and citation help.

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

Key Databases for Research

Use the following library databases to find scholarly articles on your topics related to sociology of the family.

Key Databases: Additional Databases:
Academic Source Complete  Education Research Complete 
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection  Gender Studies Database 
PsychINFO  Gender Watch Database 
Sociological Collection  Social Sciences Citation Index 
SocINDEX  Social Work Abstracts 
  Women's Studies International 

Key Reference Resources 

Use the following reference resources for definitions and background information. Some of these resources can be found online full text; some are located in the library; click on the links below for more information.


Atlases of Data, Maps, and Information


Aging and the Elderly

Children and Adolescence

Death and Dying

 Family and Human Development

Gender and Sexuality

Juvenile Delinquency




Course Pages Home 

All Databases
Library Catalog 

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

Citation Help:
MLA & Style Guide 

Additional Links:
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Off-campus Access

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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: 16 February 2015 |  ODU Library Reference Services. 
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