Reed College Library


For finding books:

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For finding journal articles, etc. in the academic literature:

For finding fulltext journal articles:

For finding articles in nonacademic publications (newspapers or magazines):

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How to Get Journal Articles

For finding journals and e-journals that Reed owns

For requesting articles from journals that Reed does not own:

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Other Important Resources

Bibliographic review essays by leading scholars that review current research, key debates and selected topics in a subfield of sociology.

Journal of review essays and short book reviews, organized by twelve broad subject categories. Review essays gerneally cover one or more books by a leading author, compare two or three books on a topic, or present a symposium by a number of authors on an important book, topic, or debate in sociology.

  • Encyclopedia of Sociology (online and in the library reference room, HM425.E5 2000, 5 vols.)

Overviews by leadings scholars of concepts, topics, theories or phenomena addressed in sociology.

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Citation Searching

Social Science Citation Index (in Web of Science) allows you to:

  • view the number of times a journal article has been cited in other articles.
  • sort a list of journal articles from most cited to least cited.
  • search for newer articles that have cited a seminal publication on your topic.

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Citation Style Formats

Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed. Z 253 .U69 2003. (Four copies in the library reference room and reference desk.)

Examples of Chicago-Style Documentation from the Chicago Manual of Style web site.

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