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Related Guides

Other guides that maybe helpful to your research are:

Access the Research Guide Directory for a list of all guides.

Visit the Map and Data Centre virtually and in person for support in these areas.


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.