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Look to see if you can limit your search to Scholarly Articles before you search. In most databases, you can do so. JSTOR and Annual Reviews only contain scholarly material.
SocINDEX with Full Text - info
A subject-specific sociology database with extensive coverage of many important journals published in the field. Notice that you can limit to Scholarly journals, including peer-reviewed before you search.
Annual Reviews - info
This database offers fully searchable and browsable titles published under the Annual Reviews. The chapters within these volumes offer overviews of academic research within any given field, and so are appropriate and often ideal for background reading. You can limit your search to just the Sociology volumes.
JSTOR - info
This database offers full-text journal articles in just about any discipline. Though some journals’ most recent issue is from 3-4 years ago, current issues are now available for selected journal titles. Over 30 journals from the discipline of sociology are included, and all journals within Jstor are scholarly.
A freely-available database on the web run by the U.S. department of justice, this resource covers very specific and concrete studies and discussions about current policies, procedures and trends in the criminal justice field.
Academic Search Premier - info
A general database that indexes articles in academic journals, newspapers and magazines covering nearly all academic disciplines. Go to the Advanced Search tab and search for your topic. Notice that you can limit to Scholarly journals, including peer-reviewed before you search.
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