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Sociology Research Guide: Finding Articles & More

Off-Campus Access to Databases

To access any database in this Research Guide from off campus, you will need your myMCC login.

Academic Search Complete

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Selecting and Using Keywords Video (3:50)

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Joshua Vossler's video "Selecting and Using Keywords"

Keywords and Database Searching

  • Use specific keywords, not questions.
  • Revise your keywords to see how that changes your results.
  • Look for more keywords in the articles you find.

Opposing Viewpoints

This database is a great place to start your research when you are looking for various perspectives on a topic.

Scholarly Journal Articles

Use these databases to find articles in scholarly journals.  For Academic Search Complete and ProQuest, check the Peer Reviewed or Scholarly Journal box to limit your search to scholarly journals only. We suggest limiting your results to full text, as well.

Social Issues

If your research assignment requires you to write about a current social or controversial issue, these databases may help: