the Careers in Sociology page
Researching prospective graduate schools? Use the database, Dissertations and Theses--Global
to locate institutions and faculty advising others with research interests similar to yours.
First time writing a research paper? Research Fundamentals (formerly the First Year Writing Guide provides a number of pointers and advice. The PLAN tab at the top of the page is especially useful when getting started.
Helpful Hints from Sage Research Methods Online include:
Is this journal academic/peer-reviewed?
Chart comparing scholarly v. non-scholarly publications
or search the journal title in
NOTE: Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date citation option in EbscoHost databases produces citations similar to ASA style.
Suggested databases for locating this type of journal article include:
How to find articles in recommended journals:
1. use keywords and limit the search to the article title
2. AND put in journal titles. Here's a sample search from Sociological Abstracts.
What does a peer-reviewed article look like?
Locate the full text for
Kerrissey, Jasmine. 2015 "Collective Labor Rights and Income Inequality." American Sociological Review 80(3)3:626-653. DOI:
This is an example of research article format.
Another approach to locate full text at NU--Use the Google Scholar @ NU search for "collective labor rights" Kerrissey
Check the chart comparing
Scholarly v. Non-Scholarly publications
and visit Research Tutorials
Sage Research Methods is a collection of reference books, handbooks and manuals on research. Useful Project Planners give brief overviews of research, such as literature review (and how to have a successful one), sampling and online surveys.