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Sociology: TSOC 8240

Finding resources for Sociology research

Course Description

Development and dynamics of schooling in urban centers across the United States, including historical and critical analyses of current problems, issues and reform initiatives.

Course text:

Noguera, P. (2003). City Schools and the American Dream: Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education. New York: Teachers College Press. [Library Catalog record]

Locating Books for your course (by subject)

You can find books in the UToledo Library Catalog using either keywords for your topic, or using Subject Headings such as those listed below. 

Searching by keyword allows you to find words mentioned in book titles, chapter titles, subjects, and author names.  Keyword searches can be combined to find books on two or more topics using AND or OR.  Searching by Subject Heading is more precise, but searches for broad topics in the book.  See the UToledo Library Catalog Guide for more information about searching.

Some subject headings you may want to start at include the following.  Some will have cross references to other related topics, and most will have sub-headings for more specific topics, formats, or geographic areas:

Search the OhioLNK Catalog

Don't forget that in addition to all of the books available in the University of Toledo Libraries locations, you also have access to books from any of the more than 85 OhioLINK partner libraries.  Whenever you are in the University of Toledo Library Catalog, you can click on the OhioLINK button to perform the same search in libraries across the state.  Or you can start your search in the OhioLINK Catalog itself.  See here for more information about requesting and borrowing items from OhioLINK libraries.

OhioLINK Search

Finding Articles

Peer-reviewed electronic journals:

British Journal of Sociology of Education, ISSN: 1465-3346 (online), Coverage: 1980 to Present

Journal of Educational Sociology, ISSN: 0885-3525 (print), Coverage: 1927-1963

Sociology of Education, ISSN: 1939-8573 (online), Coverage (print & online): 1963 to Present

Directory of Open Access Journals

This is a portal for peer-reviewed international literature in multiple languages... (Google Translator...for general use only)

Sociology (General)

Education

Educational Sociology Commons

A collection of open access articles collected from institutional repositories across the world.

Electronic Journals

You may also want to browse for journals available electronically in your field.  We maintain a current list of online journals from all of our various sources (including the OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center, individual publishers, and those included with various database packages).  See our listings for Social Sciences.

Web Resources

Access these supplementary information to locate resources for your research, such as professional organizations, blogs, and others. As with any content on the Web, links to the sites listed below may cease to function without advance notice.