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Sociology and Social Work Research Guide

ELECTRONIC RESOURCES
You can use library electronic resources from any computer on or off campus. See a complete listing of electronic resources by name, provider, or subject. Databases covering sociology and social work are listed below.

  • Academic OneFile (Gale/Infotrac) – scholarly database containing journals, podcasts, and transcripts
  • Academic Search Premier (EBSCO) – scholarly database containing peer-reviewed journals
  • Business Source Premier (EBSCO) – scholarly business journals and publications
  • Criminal Justice Collection (Gale/Infotrac) - a subset of Gale Academic and General OneFile journals covering law and law enforcement
  • Diversity Studies Collection (Gale/Infotrac) - search a subset of Gale Academic OneFile journals covering cultural differences, contributions and influences in the global community
  • Gender Studies Collection (Gale/Infotrac) - search a subset of Gale Academic OneFile journals covering gender studies, family and marital issues, health aspects, and more.
  • Guide to Social Science and Religion – index to periodicals covering religion and social science
  • Health Reference Center Academic (Gale/Infotrac) – nursing and allied health journals, plus personal health information sources
  • Health Source - Consumer Edition (EBSCO) – consumer health articles and information
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCO) – scholarly journals in many medical disciplines; includes medical dictionary.
  • JSTOR - a collection of core scholarly journals, many going back to the first volume. Emphasis is on back issue coverage and does not include the current 3-5 years, unless Gordon has a current subscription to the journal. JSTOR provides long term preservation for journals.
  • Medline (EBSCO) – authoritative health and medical information
  • Oxford Reference Online: Sociology – find definitions, biographies, and more from Oxford reference titles.
    Please log out when you are finished searching. Our subscription allows one user at a time.
  • Oxford Reference Online: Social Welfare and Social Services – Find definitions, biographies, and more from Oxford reference titles.
    Please log out when you are finished searching. Our subscription allows one user at a time.
  • PsycINFO (EBSCO) – index for psychology journals, books, etc. with links to many full text articles
  • Sage Journals Online - a searchable collection of scholarly online journals published by Sage, covering many subject areas including sociology and social work 
  • Thomas - find federal legislative information such as bills and resolutions, activity in Congress, committee information, and more

More electronic resources are available through Boston Public Library. However, you must first take a minute to sign up for a BPL eCard.

JOURNALS

  • Gordon's Periodical List is a complete list of all journals available through Jenks Library (full text in databases, online, and print).
    • You can search for a journal title in Periodical List.
    • You can also see subjects under the category of Social Sciences in Periodical List. Click on a subject such as "Social History and Conditions", "Social Pathology. Social and Public Welfare", "Sociology", or "The Family" to view the journals available.
  • Print journals are located in the periodicals area on the 4th floor of Jenks. Please note that journals are arranged alphabetically by title, not by subject area.

BOOKS, DVDs, VIDEOS, CDs

  • Search the online catalog to find materials on topics in sociology and social work.
  • If you want to browse the shelves, some related call numbers are:
 GF  Human Ecology (Anthropogeography)
 GN  Anthropology
 H  Social Sciences - General
 HM  Sociology (General & Theoretical)
 HN  Social History, Social Problems, Social Reform
 HQ  Family, Marriage, Women, Sexual Life
 HS  Societies - Secret, Benevolent, etc.
 HT  Communities, Classes, Races
 HV1-5840  Social Work, Social & Public Welfare
 HV6001-9950  Criminology, Criminal Justice
 HX  Socialism. Communism

WEB SITES

  • APA Style - tutorials and quick answers on APA style
  • Information for Practice – news and emerging scholarship in the field of social work
  • NationMaster – Compiles data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, UN, and OECD. Using a search form, you can generate maps and graphs on all kinds of statistics.
  • Social Services – U.S. government Web sites compiled by Jenks Library staff

 Recommenda Website – Do you know of a good Web site to add to our list?

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