Covers the international literature of sociology, social work, and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. It provides abstracts of articles and book reviews drawn from thousands of serials publications, plus books, book chapters, dissertations, conference papers, and working papers.
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Sociology Abstracts Tutorial provided by ProQuest
Basic Searching Instructions
Search using the Sociological Abstracts Thesaurus
The Thesaurus feature in Sociological Abstracts operates much like the Mesh Database, offering hierarchical taxonomy of terms used to index articles with the database. This tool can be helpful both at the beginning of a search or when you are struggling to find relevant results.
Screenshot depicting how to access the Thesaurus feature within the Advanced Search.
Screen shot depicting the hierarchy used within the Thesaurus tool.
Read more specifics about the thesaurus below:
If you are unable to find full-text articles using the links below, you will need to order it via InterLibrary Loan (Step #3).
Before making a request for full-text articles through Interlibrary Loan (ILL), please try steps #1 and #2 to search for the full-text. This allows our service to focus on articles that are not available for free nor via our Duke subscriptions. Our Interlibrary Loan service is no charge to Duke borrowers for all article requests. If there are copyright or other fees associated with your article request, we will contact you.
If you can't find the citation in a database or you don't see a GetIt@Duke button, you can place a request manually through our interlibrary loan service. Follow the steps below.
Questions about Interlibrary Loan? All interlibrary loan questions should go to Louis Wiethe, Document Delivery & Interlibrary Loan Manager, 919.660.1179 or email@example.com