Omni finds articles, as well as books and other material.
For more control and in-depth searching, use an index (database) to find citations to articles on your topic. Follow the links to the full article. See the "Finding Articles" tutorial for details.
To find articles, you search an index (a database) for descriptions of articles on your topic.
From there, follow the links to the full article. See the "Finding Articles" tutorial for details.
Successful searching requires two things: search in the right place, and select the best search terms.
For the right place, select a database that covers your topic appropriately.
For search terms, select a few key terms that you expect to find in a description of your topic.
The most important database to use for finding articles in Sociology is Sociological Abstracts. This database covers thousands of scholarly journal in Sociology. It's available to search alone, or as part of the ProQuest Sociology Collection.
You may also want to search Scholars Portal Journals and/or Social Sciences Citation Index (from Web of Science).There will be some overlap, but you may find different results in different databases, depending on your topic.
These databases might also be useful, depending on your topic and your research needs. They're in alphabetical order.
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