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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Sociology: Articles

By Ellen Sexton.

Some sociology journals

American Journal of Sociology

American Sociological Review

British Journal of Sociology

Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 

Social forces

 Most of our sociology journals are available online - if you are looking for a specific journal, search here.

 We do have sociology journals in print format - most are shelved around call number HM in the periodicals area, on the upper floor of the library in the south wing.  Search the catalog CUNY+ for precise call numbers.

Finding magazine & newspaper articles

EbscoHOST Academic Search Complete indexes articles from a broad range of magazines and scholarly journals, many in fulltext.

The news module of Nexis Uni contains the full text of newspapers from across the country, including the New York Times. 

Ethnic Newswatch covers "ethnic" newspapers such as El Diario and the Irish Echo.

Sociology literature databases

The best way to find academic / scholarly / peer reviewed articles on sociology topics is to search one of the sociology databases.

Review journals

These are journals whose articles review the current state of research and knowledge about specific topics, rather than presenting new knowledge. 

Scholarly v. Popular articles

This 3 minute video from the Peabody Library at Vanderbilt University talks about the differences between popular and scholarly articles.  It also mentions trade publications.