In the databases listed in this guide, you'll find scholarly and peer-reviewed articles, data and statistics relevant to your study of sociology. Use the data and statistics page to find evidence to ground your sociological work in.
Sociology is the study of social life, cultural and social change, and the social consequences of our behaviour.
Sociological topics you may be researching could include:
social theory and research methods
gender, sexuality and the body
race and ethnicity
media and popular culture.
Databases for Sociology
Here are some databases specifically suited to sociology. Start with these to find more focused information then try multidisciplinary databases for more generalised resources.
Full-text with varying dates, it hosts millions of articles from top sociology journals, books, conference papers, and more.
This database looks very much like Library SEARCH, but it focuses on international sociology research. You can use the 'Subject: Thesaurus Term' function to limit your search to material listed under particular sociological fields.
This full-text Informit collection includes journal articles, newspaper articles, conference proceedings, and reference materials from 1998+. It's dedicated to content from Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific and South East Asia. Watch this video on searching Informit databases.
An international multidisciplinary database covering a wide range of disciplines. Covers such subjects as childhood, comparative sociology, consumer culture, gender studies, leisure studies, social theory, sociology of sport, and sociology of work. Coverage from 1999 onwards.
Dates vary and it contains full-text access. This interdisciplinary, international database includes content from a broad range of subject areas.
You can search several databases individually or in combinations. Use ProQuest for full-text scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines, dissertations, working papers, and market reports.
This very large database has a strong focus on the humanities. Here, you can find full-text journal articles from 1997 onward.
Use the refinement options down the side to limit your search to relevant results with various filters such as year, subject, and publication.