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SOC345 Special Topics in Sociology: Families, the State and Social Policy

Understanding Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed Sources

Check out our video below for an explanation of scholarly peer-reviewed sources.

Keyword Worksheet

Before using a database to find articles, you'll need to identify keywords.  Check out the video below and the Keyword Worksheet for help developing keywords.

To download a copy of the worksheet, click here or on the PDF link below.

How to Search Sociological Abstracts

Check out the video below for instructions on how to search Sociological Abstracts.

Need help using boolean operators?  Check out the UTM Library's guide, Searching with Boolean Operators, or download the PDF by clicking the link below.

Finding Journal Articles

Sociology and Criminology:


Social Work:

Political Science and Public Policy:

Gender Studies and Sexual Diversity Studies:

Indigenous Studies:

Multi/Interdisciplinary Databases in Social Sciences:

Legal Databases:

Can't find what you're looking for? Check out the Bora Laskin Law Library's Guide to Finding Law Journal and Journal Articles for links to more resources.

Searching LexisNexis Quicklaw and WestlawNext isn't intuitive.  Check out the help documentation below for instructions and search tips:

 The Library does not subscribe to all WestlawNext and Quicklaw modules.  If you need assistance, please contact the Sociology Liaison Librarian.

Get it! UTL Not Working

button not working in the database?  Check out our video for instructions on how to search for an article using the citation.

Is Your Article Peer-Reviewed?

Not sure if your article is peer-reviewed? Check out our video for instructions on how to search Ulrich's Periodical.