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This is a great resource to look for articles arguing for or against a particular issue. Each weekly edition of this newsletter discusses a social issue from a pro and a con point of view.
Looking for information or a pro/con argument on a social topic? Contexts is a magazine that reviews social issues. Click on the title, then click on the GO button next to the first database listed to search through the specific journal!
Use the following databases to search for research papers in many forms: articles, book chapters, government reports, conference proceedings, etc.
SocINDEX – info
A subject-specific sociology database with extensive coverage of many important journals published in the field. Notice that you can limit to Scholarly journals, including peer-reviewed, before you search.
Academic Search Premier - info
A general database that indexes articles in academic journals, newspapers and magazines covering nearly all academic disciplines. Notice that you can limit to Scholarly journals, including peer-reviewed, before you search.
Annual Reviews- info
This database offers fully searchable and browsable titles published under the Annual Reviews. The chapters within these volumes offer overviews of academic research within a given field, and so are appropriate and often ideal for background reading. They publish volumes in Sociology, Psychology, and Law and Social Science that are all included in this collection.
Issues of the Annual Review of Sociology that are 5 years old or older can be found in JSTOR.
JSTOR – info
This database offers full-text journal articles in just about any discipline. Note: Current issues are now available for selected journal titles. Over 30 journals from the discipline of Sociology are included, and all journals within Jstor are scholarly.
This database is produced and maintained by the U.S. government offering information on most aspects of criminal justice. The database contains abstracts describing over 200,000 resources, including “statistics, research findings, program descriptions, congressional hearing transcripts, and training materials.”
*FREELY AVAILABLE VIA THE WEB - THIS DATABASE DOES NOT REQUIRE AN SJU LOGIN
International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Center - info
This database is designed to inform the analysis process, as well as enhance the general understanding of security and terrorism-related issues. The database also contains some information on general crime analysis and criminal justice from an international perspective. Content includes articles, news feeds, reports, summaries, books, blogs, FAQs, and proprietary Background Information Summaries.
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