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SOC 212: Principles of Sociology (Avedikian ): Articles & Databases

Finding Articles at BCC Libraries

BCC Libraries offer a variety of databases in which you can locate magazine, newspaper, trade, and scholarly journal articles.  This selection of databases have been chosen especially for researching topics in Sociology. Use the guide below for a quick refresher on searching databases and analyzing scholarly articles.

Recommended Databases

How to Read a Scholarly Article

What is Peer Review?

Why should I look for academic articles?

Why should you do research in academic journals?

  • Academic journal articles are often authored by scholars active in a particular field
  • Academic journal articles provide a close look at a particular topic
  • Academic journal articles often provide data to support their findings
  • Academic journal articles can lead readers to other sources through their bibliographies

If you find one good article that supports your research, you can use the bibliography at the end of the paper to locate further research.

Tutorial for Using Academic Search Premier

Tutorial for Using Academic OneFile

Opposing Viewpoints Tutorial

CQ Researcher Tutorial