This guide introduces important sources for sociological research.
- See Reference Online for useful reference sources that will help with understanding a topic
- See Books to learn how to search for books in Western's catalog and via the search box on the library homepage
- The Articles tab will lead to databases that index journals publishing articles relevant to sociological research
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Reviews of Research and Book Reviews
Review articles will familiarize you with trends and key ideas in current sociology. They will provide a brief summary of research and findings.
Annual Review of Sociology
Comprehensive reviews of the most significant primary research literature for Sociology. Written by leading scientists and are one of the most highly cited in scientific literature.
Reviews of approximately 50-60 books in each issue in the subject area of sociology and related disciplines. Significant works are presented in review essays.
Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Provides reviews across over three decades of “knowledge, insight, and research on topics critical to gerontologists.” Internationally recognized experts provide reviews in critical issues such as: genetics, healthy longevity, transitions of care for older adults, and biopsychosocial approaches to longevity.