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

Getting started

All required reading for your modules should be available from your online reading lists. In addition to prescribed reading, when doing your own research ‘beyond the reading list’, LibrarySearch is a quick and easy way to simultaneously search for academic content across a number of different sources. If you get stuck, please don’t hesitate to contact your Academic Librarian.

Journal collections/databases

The key resources for your subject area are:

  • Sage Journals Online
    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.
  • Statista A comprehensive statistics platform with access to over 1.5 million data sets and revenue forecasts from 2015 to 2020 on over 400 industries. Includes access to the Global Consumer Survey database. For more information and a search tutorial, check this guide.
  • 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.

Websites

Websites - sources of freely available reports, papers, books etc

Academic Librarian

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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Other resources and support

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