Welcome to the Sociology subject page.  This guide highlights the key resources for your subject area, and the key services and facilities available from the Library.

Your Librarian is Sinéad McGhee. Sinéad can help you find the resources you need for your research, and advise you on how best to reference them.

Email: s.mcghee@abertay.ac.uk

Tel: 01382 308867

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Journal collections/databases

The key resources for your subject area are:

  • Sage Journals 
    Full-text of nearly 500 Sage journals covering all disciplines, dating from 1999. 
  • ScienceDirect 
    Full-text articles from more than 2,000 journals in the ScienceDirect Freedom Collection, covering all disicplines. Most titles are available from 1997.
  • Scopus 
    Access to the largest abstract and indexing database of peer-reviewed literature. Coverage is multidiscipinary.
  • Lexis Library  
    Good coverage of Uk newspapers. Remember to click on News from the menu to access the newspaper search. 
  • SpringerLINK 
    Full-text articles from more than 2,500 journals including Social Indicators Research and Journal of Child and Family Studies.
  • Taylor & Francis Online 
    Access to over 1100 social sciences and humanities journals including International Review of Sociology and International Journal of Social Research Methodology.
  • Web of Science 
    A multidisciplinary abstracting database indexing over 10,000 journals in science, social sciences, arts and humanities.
  • Wiley Online Library 
    Access to nearly 1,500 peer-review journals including Journal of Historical Sociology and Sociological Inquiry.
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Sources of freely available reports, papers, books etc

Key websites for your subject area include: 

  • National Records for Scotland. This website will provide statistics and census information for Scotland.
  • Quandl. Over 7 million financial, economic, and social datasets.
  • UK Data Service. The UK Data Service is a comprehensive resource  to support researchers and policymakers who depend on high-quality social and economic data. It is a single point of access to a wide range of secondary data including large-scale government surveys, international macrodata, business microdata, qualitative studies and census data from 1971 to 2011. 
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Evaluate your sources

Remember, when deciding which resources to use for your research, ask yourself the following questions:

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Other resources and support