Leona O'Neil, Administrative Assistant
This guide has been designed to give you easy access to the resources most frequently used for sociology. The home page of this guide will provide you with information about Reference hours and how you can contact the librarians or make an appointment research assistance.
Types of Articles - Examples of two different type of scholarly articles published in academic journals.
Finding Articles - This page will explain how to locate articles in the library in addition to an annotated list of the electronic databases used most frequently for sociology. These databases will provide you with access to articles appearing in scholarly, peer-reviewed journals as well as items published in popular sources such as news magazines, newspapers and trade publications. This page will also provide you with a link to Google Scholar and Interlibrary Loan via ILLiad.
Literature Review - Access to a web page from the Writing Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a webpage from the OWL at Purdue University. Both of these resources will assist you in understanding how to write literature review.
Finding Books and Videos - This page will give you access to our library catalog, HillSearch and WorldCat. Use HillSearch to locate books and additional items. The WorldCat database contains records from libraries across the country and around the world. Use this in conjunction with our Interlibrary Loan service to request items not available in the MacPhaidin library.
Reference Sources - For background information, definitions, and basic facts consult the encyclopedias, dictionaries, and sourcebooks listed on this page. They are located in the Reference section on the first floor. Reference items are for use only in the library.
Citing Your Research with APA- Links to APA (American Psychological Association) citation guide.
Citing Your Research with ASA - Link to the ASA (American Sociology Association) citation guide.