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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

Research is challenging work and involves problem solving. When you hit a problem with your research consider one of the following possible avenues for support: visit our Service Help Desk; Chat with a librarian virtually or contact me via the Email Me link to the right.

Click on the image below to view a module on evaluating sources.

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.

Congratulations to Eugena Kwon

Eugena, a PhD student in the Sociology department, was one of the top 25 SSHRC storytellers at Congress 2018. Learn the details of the contest and view other winning videos by visiting the SSHRC website.

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