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Sociology: Sociology/Psychology Databases

A general guide to starting research in the area of sociology.

Search Tips

Quick Steps to Locate Journal Articles on a subject

  • Use a database (electronic index)
  • Start with a broad subject
  • Use Boolean Operators (And, Or , Not) to narrow the search
  • If you find the perfect article, locate the subject headings/descriptors then search by them, or use the find more like this feature
  • Remember to refine by dates and/or peer review


Search the ebsco databases individually or after launching an individual database, use the Choose Databases by Subject link at the top of the screen to search multiple databases at once.  Psychology/Sociology is one of the subject areas.