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Nature & History of Sociological Theory

Scholarly Encyclopedias & Companions

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Scholarly Journal Articles

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  • Sociological Abstracts
    Covers sociological topics in fields such as anthropology, economics, education, medicine, community development, philosophy, demography, political science, and social psychology.

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  • Social Sciences Citation Index
    Provides access to the journal literature in the social sciences. Search by article title word, journal title, author, cited author or reference. Coverage: 1956 to present.
  • Social Sciences Full-Text
    Index to international, English language journals in sociology, anthropology, geography, economics, political science and law.
  • Philosopher's Index
    Indexes and abstracts books and more than 480 journals of philosophy and related fields in many languages.

Please contact your librarian for further database recommendations or consult the Library's subject guide for sociology.

Books on Social Theory

Citing Your Sources

  • Documenting Source in APA Style
    Research and Documentation Online by Diana Hacker. Includes sample paper and list of cited reference in APA style.
    Sample APA style paper and list of cited references.
  • Export references in APA style for your cited reference list
    Check off all articles in which you are interested and click on Save, Print, Email. The QuickBib feature has a selection of styles available from which you can choose. APA is the most widely used style in the social sciences.


  • Refworks
    Never type a bibliography again! RefWorks will help you easily gather, manage, and store bibliographic citations for all types of information, as well as generate footnotes and bibliographies.

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