Guide to Searching Sociological Abstracts
- Go to the Library Home Page.
- Mouse over Find Resourcesp
- Click on Articles & Journals
- In the pull-down menu, select Sociology.
- Choose Sociological Abstracts.
- Enter keywords in the text boxes
- To create a more precise search, click on the drop down menu containing
the word "Anywhere" and choose "Descriptors."
Descriptors are official words used by this database to describe
topics covered in the database - the full list of descriptors can
be found by clicking on Thesaurus near the bottom
of the searching screen.
Notice you can also search by author, title, etc., by selecting
those terms in the "Anywhere" drop down menu.
- Limit your search to Journal Articles Only and
English Only by clicking in the appropriate check
boxes in the Limited to: section of the search
- Click on the Search button.
- When the list appears, click on the green Peer-Reviewed
Journals menu button at the top of the list of articles.
This will limit your search to just scholarly articles.
- To the right of each article description (known as an abstract),
there is a list of Descriptors that describe the article. Check
to see if there are any that you might want to use in another search
to improve your results.
- You can mark article descriptions for printing or emailing to yourself
by clicking on the box next to the article title
in the list of articles. Then click on Save/Print/Email
at the top of the result list. Choose the format you want and then
email or click on Print Preview to print marked records. Note:
If your browser blocks pop up windows, you cannot print preview!
- Getting the full article:
- At the end of each article description, you will see information
about how to get the full text of an article. If you see:
- Full Text Linking: click here to view the full
text of the article in online format. Remember to print PDFs using
the Adobe print button - not your browser print button.
- Check if Reeves Owns this Title: click here
to find out if Reeves library provides access to the article.
You will be taken to the library's Journal Locator, which will
display information about where you can find the article (either
in the library's print holdings, downstairs in Reeves, or in full-text
in an online database). If Reeves does not own a journal, you
can borrow the article from another library by filling out the
interlibrary loan form here.