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A Guide to Sociology Resources

Guides to sociology-related resources available through WUSTL Libraries.

Best Bet

The list of journals included in SocINDEX with Full Text can be found here.

Other Databases and Index

If full text of the article is available through the databases, a link to a PDF (or other electronic formats) appears on your search results. If you do not find full-text articles through the databases listed here, follow the steps below to look for print copies or althernative electronic editions. Wash U Libraries's collections may include a print or stand-alone electronic copy of the journal. (See also the list of print sociology journals held at Washington University Libraries, and e-journals available through the library catalog).

1. Gather as much information about the article (journal/magazine title, year of publication, volume, number, article title, pages, etc) from the index/databases.

2. Look up the journal/magazine title using the Classic Catalog.

3. If you find the journal at Wash U Libraries, follow the location(s) and call number to locate the physical copy (if print), or use the link provided on the Classic Catalog (if available electronically). If the journal is not held at Wash U, you can still request journal/magazine articles through Interlibrary Loan. (Sometimes Google Scholar provides free access to full-text articles as well).

Off Campus Access

While some resources in this guide are openly available, many research databases and electronic journals have access restrictions that require that you be a current Washington University student, faculty member, or staff member.