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Electronic Resources - Sociology
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Databases and E-Journal Collections
You can search or browse these online collections to find e-journal articles.
In some cases the full-text of an article will be available directly from your search results to view online. If the full-text isn't available from your search results, look for the@Keele logo and click this. This will search all our e-journal collections and provide a link to the whole paper if available, or direct you to where a paper copy may be found in the Library's print journal collection.
Academic Search Complete contains the full text of over 8500 journals covering almost every area of academic study. EBSCO also provides access to AgeLine, with resources on aging, retirement and health care services.
You will need your Keele username and password to access the EBSCO databases from off-campus
View the Quick Guide to Using EBSCO.
A searchable full text archive of over 130 important journals. JSTOR is not specifically a collection of Sociology journals but some titles may be of interest.
Click here to access JSTOR from off-campus using your Keele username and password.
View the Quick Guide to Using JSTOR.
NEW Oxford Journals
A collection of more than 250 electronic journal titles from Oxford University Press with full-text access from 1996 to the latest issue for all titles.
Access to many different resources, including Sociological Abstracts and the National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts (which contains summaries of over 174,000 U.S. and international publications), and the NEW Social Sciences Premium Collection.
You will need your Keele username and password to access ProQuest from off-campus.
View the Quick Guide to Using ProQuest.
A collection of over 600 full-text international peer-reviewed journals titles, dating back to 1999. You will need your Keele username and password for off-campus access to Sage Premier.
An online database which contains the full-text of more than 1000 journals in the life, physical, medical, technical and social sciences.
You will need your Keele username and password for off-campus access to Science Direct
View the Quick Guide to Using Science Direct.
NEW Taylor & Francis Online
A collection of over 1500 journals from Taylor & Francis Online with full-text access and backfile content from 1997 onwards for most titles.
Click here to access T&F off-campus (you will need your Keele username and password to log-in).
Click here to access a range of interactive tutorials to help you find journal articles.
Web of Science
Includes the Social Sciences Citation Index, Conference Proceedings, access to Journal Citation Reports and Book Citation Index.
You will need your Keele username and password to access Web of Science from off-campus.
View the Quick Guide to Using Web of Science.
NEW Wiley Online Library
A collection of over 1400 journals from Wiley's Online Library with full-text access and backfile content from 1997 onwards for most titles.
Click here to access Wiley off-campus (you will need your Keele username and password to log-in).
Click here to access a range of interactive tutorials and user guides to help you find journal articles.
To find out what titles are available in the Library's print collection, use the advanced keyword option on Library Search and set the material type to 'Journals'.
Selected E-journals for Sociology
Looking for an e-journal?
The e-journals listed below are just a few of the relevant titles which the Library provides access to. Please see our e-journals search to find out what other titles are available.
From off-campus you will need to log-in to access the full-text of articles within these journals. Look out for a link called “institutional log-in” or "Shibboleth log-in", select the UK Federation and then Keele University and log in using your Keele username and password. For further help with logging-in please see our off-campus access help page.
Journal of Consumer Culture
Multidisciplinary research focused on consumption and consumer culture. The full-text of articles in this journal are available online from 2001 (volume 1).
Focuses on the qualitative interpretation and analysis of social life. The full-text of articles in this journal are available online from 1997 (volume 20).
The journal of the European Association of Social Anthropologists. The full-text of articles in this journal are available online from 1997 (volume 5).
Areas covered by the journal include: conflict and social action; crime and juvenile delinquency; drinking, drugs and addiction; health policy and services; race and ethnicity; and sexual behaviour and politics. The full-text of articles in this journal are available online from 2001 (volume 48).
Sociological Research Online
An online only journal which applies sociological analysis to a wide ranges of topics. The full-text of articles in this journal are available online from 1996 (volume 1).
Sociology publishes peer-reviewed articles which advance the theoretical understanding of and promote and report empirical research about a wide range of sociological topics. The full-text of articles in this journal are available online from 1999 (volume 33).
Use Library Search to search for individual titles held by the Library.
In addition, several ebook collections are available for you to use. These allow you to read books in full, online.
View the Quick Guide to Using ebooks for help starting to use these collections.
Blackwell Reference Online
With online, full-text access to the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology edited by George Ritzer.
An expanding collection of ebooks purchased by the Library which includes many titles relating to Criminology.
You will need your Keele username and password to access individual ebooks and to access the collection off-campus.
A collection of ebooks purchased by the Library which includes many titles relating to Criminology. The collection is developing and new titles will continue to be added.
You will need your keele username and password for off-campus access.
You may also like to look at Google Books. Whilst this does not provide access to the full text of many books, you can access limited previews for some titles.
Selected E-Books for Sociology
Looking for an ebook on Sociology?
The following are suggested titles in our collection. Many more are available through Library Search.
(N. B. Students should of course refer to, and follow, guidance on reading provided by tutors or module handbooks in the first instance).
Sociology - General
Gender and Feminism
The following services provide full-text access to a large number of newspapers.
ProQuest European Newsstream (previously UK Newsstand)
Provides the searchable full-text of articles published in around 30 UK newspapers including The Times, Telegraph, Guardian and The Independent.
You will need your Keele username and password for off-campus access.
View the Quick Guide to Using ProQuest European Newsstream.
A news and business service which includes around 12,000 publications, including worldwide, national and local newspapers.
You will need to use your Keele username and password for both on-campus and off-campus access to Nexis UK.
View the Quick Guide to Using Nexis UK.
The Times Digital Archive
Search the complete digital edition of The Times from 1785-2006. The entire newspaper is captured with all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos.
You will need your Keele username and password for off-campus access.
View the Quick Guide to Using The Times Digital Archive.
Use the advanced keyword option on Library Search and set the material type to 'Thesis' to search for Keele these held in the Library.
The British Library ETHOS project provides electronic access to research theses from many UK universities.
Index to Theses
A searchable listing of theses with abstracts accepted for higher degrees by universities in Great Britain and Ireland since 1716. You can only access the Index to Theses from computers on the Keele network.
NDLTD – Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
Details of theses and dissertations from universities in the United States and worldwide.
An index of doctoral dissertations in progress around the world.
Other Useful Links
Other Useful Links
Foundations of British Sociology Archive
The Foundations of British Sociology: The Sociological Review Archive dates from the 1880s to the 1950s. the collection is held in Keele University Special Collections and Archives and includes manuscripts, printed materials, photographs and glass slides.
The most famous web search engine can search for academic journals and literature too.
You can use the 'Scholar Preferences' options to set Google Scholar to recognise which articles you have full-text access to through Keele's subscriptions. View the Quick Guide to Using Google Scholar to see how this can be done.
A vast range of official UK statistics and information about statistics.
Reference management software which you can use to import, manage and save references from your research, whether they are from books, library databases, journals, web pages or other sources.
You will need your Keele username and password to access RefWorks.
View the Quick Guide to Using RefWorks.
Use this site to set up e-mail alerts to your inbox when new issues of journals are published. Zetoc will send you an e-mail containing the new issue’s table of contents.
Guides and Tutorials
The following tutorials are available:
Internet for Sociology
A free, simple, interactive tutorials to improve online research skills for Sociology students.
Online Reading Lists for Sociology
View reading lists for Sociology modules online.
When viewing your list, select any resource to view more details, including links to ebooks, ejournals and websites and the availability of print copies in the Library. From here, you can access the library catalogue to view additional details, place a reservation or use other borrower services
Sign-in with your Keele username and password if you wish to add personal study notes to your lists.