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SOCL 100: Introduction to Sociology: Home

Milne Library, SUNY Oneonta, Fall 2014 Librarian: Michelle Hendley

Reference Sources

Online Reference Sources

Print Reference Sources

21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook              REF HM 585 A13 2007

The Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology                           REF HM 425 C36 2006

Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice                                   REF HV6017 .E52 2002

Encyclopedia of DNA and the United States Criminal

  Justice System                                                                 REF RA1057.55 .P34 2004

Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement                                    REF HV7921 .E53 2005

Encyclopedia of Police Science                                        REF HV7901.E53 2007

Encyclopedia of Social Theory                                         REF HM 425 E47 2005

Encyclopedia of Sociology*                                             REF HM 17 E5 2000

Encyclopedia of Victimology and

Crime Prevention                                                  REF HV6250.3.U5 E55 2010

Sociology of Work: an Encyclopedia                                REF HD6955 .S648 2013


 * This encyclopedia is also available in Gale Virtual Reference Library

Finding Books

Classic Catalog

This searches the contents of Milne Library's online catalog, which is an index to the contents of the physical library along with a large electronic book collection. Use this if you need to find a book that you can use immediately. It cannot be used to find individual journal articles. Note the call number for the item and consult Library Floor Plans information guide to determine the location.  

“Search Everything” (EDS)

Searches across the library's catalog and many of its databases in a single search. This is the default search box (Search Everything) on the library home page. Because the results are so broad, learn to refine your results by using the toggle boxes on the left of the results screen.
To narrow a search to print books only, scroll down to Location and check the appropriate boxes. 

WorldCat (OCLC FirstSearch Legacy Interface--requires signon from off-campus)

Comprehensive database of books, journals, and media owned by libraries world-wide. Requires signon from off-campus.

Finding Scholarly Articles

For academic research, it is often important to use peer-reviewed (or refereed) journals rather than popular magazines. Peer-review is the process by which a journal article is evaluated by experts in the field. An example of a peer-reviewed journal is the American Journal of Sociology. An example of a popular magazine is People

Sociology and Criminology Resources

General Databases with Sociology Resources

Finding Copies of Periodical Articles

Locating the full text of the article in electronic form:

If there is no full text with the citation for an article in a database, click on or Find It! If a full text of the article is available in another database, there will be a link that connects to that database, where the article can be found.  If the article is not readily available, enter the article title in the search box. 

Locating the article in print or microfilm, if not available in electronic form:

Link to Milne Library Print or Microfilm Copy, and then click on Is it here? Note available issues and location. Print periodicals are located on compact shelving, and microfilm is available in metal cabinets in the Microfilm Room, both of which are in the Periodicals Room. 

Requesting an article on Interlibrary Loan

If you find an article from a periodical that is not available at Milne Library in any form, you can request the article through the link Request through Interlibrary Loan. You need to be registered to submit requests. You can also request articles through the Interlibrary Loan link on the library web site under the Student/Faculty Services tab.



Finding an Article in a Particular Periodical Title

Finding an Article in a Particular Periodical Title

·         Use the Journals tab on the top of the library home page.

·         Enter the title of the journal or magazine, for example, Journal of Organizational Culture, Communications and Conflict, in the search box and click on Exact Match.

·         Look for the journal title in the results list and follow the link to the database(s) listed.

·         Link to the correct issue of the periodical OR enter the title of the article in the search box.

·         If an electronic text is available, click on the link provided.  If the library subscribes to the periodical in print or microform, click on the specific library holdings and locate the title in the library. 


October 28, 2014