Library > Finding Resources > Subject guides > Sociology

Looking for a book? Looking for books, journal articles, newspaper articles and more on a particular topic?

LibrarySearch allows you to search for all of these from a simple single interface. 

To conduct a more comprehensive search, or to search for specialist resources, please see the list of subject resources below. If you are unsure which resources LibrarySearch includes, see the LibrarySearch homepage. 

Subject resources:

ProQuest Central A multidisciplinary database of journal and newspaper articles with good coverage for Social Science students.

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


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.

Law subject guide If you  need to find  cases, law journals etc. have a look at the Law Subject guide. This also has links to video demonstrations which will help you use the main Law databases, Westlaw and Lexis Library.

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. 

Need help with finding and referencing sources of information? Contact your Academic Librarian.

School of Social and Health Sciences   Noelle McDougall -, Tel: 01382 308836


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