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Full Text Journals at the Butler Libraries
The Butler Libraries provide access to many journal titles, some online and some in print format. To browse an alphabetical list of Sociology or Criminology titles, or to search for a specific journal title, follow these links:
Tutorial - Evaluating Journals & Periodicals
The following tutorial will help you distinguish between scholarly, professional, and popular periodicals; important when performing scholarly research:
Core Databases for Sociology
The Butler Libraries subscribe to important article databases that are not freely available via the Web. Search these databases to find journal articles about sociology, criminology, and related topics. In your search result list, look for links to full text, or click the "Find It!" button to access full text from another source, or to request an interlibrary loan.
SocINDEX with Full Text
SocINDEX with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive and highest quality sociology research database.
Social Sciences with Full Text
Covering the latest concepts, theories and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences, this full-text resource provides access to the most important English-language social science journals.
Academic Search Complete
This large multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,770 journals, including full text for over 4,000 peer-reviewed titles.
PsycINFO, from the American Psychological Association (APA), contains nearly 2.3 million citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, all in psychology and related disciplines, dating as far back as the 1800s.
JSTOR provides access to full-text academic electronic journals in various disciplines including economics and finance, political science, history, literature, anthropology, mathematics, sociology, statistics, and education.
Sage publishes over 100 academic sociology journals, and you can search for articles from those journals directly on their site
Social Science Open Access Repository
SSOAR collects electronic full texts from the domain of the Social Sciences and makes these texts available according to the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Scientific Knowledge.
ERIC [Educational Resources Information Center] (EBSCO)
ERIC is an internet-based digital library of education research and information sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC contains citations for articles from education literature and journals from 1966 to the present, and links are provided to the full text of the articles when available. By using this EBSCO version, rather than the public ERIC site, you can easily link to the full text of additional articles if the library has access to them.
Rather than using Google, which will only provide access to information that is freely available, use Google Scholar to locate and access scholarly library-subscribed content. Google Scholar acts as a metasearch engine, providing results from all library-subscribed databases, and a clickable "Find It" button to link you to full text when available.
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.