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Social Work and Sociology

This guide provides resources for performing social work and sociology research at NC A&T.

Social Work & Sociology Librarian

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Katherine Howell
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Find Scholarly Articles

Scholarly or academic articles contain original research on a narrow topic. They are usually peer-reviewed and are published in scholarly journals. To find articles on your topic, use keywords to search in one of the databases listed below.

If the article you want isn't available in full text you can request it for free through Interlibrary Loan.

Databases Specific to Social Work and Sociology:

Databases Specific to Other Related Subjects:

General, Multi-Subject Databases:

Find Books

Scholarly books are much longer than articles and they provide more depth and context. You can find physical books or e-books in our catalog below. Try searching by subject, keyword, author, or title. After you search select "Books" on the left side of the page to limit your results to only books.

Cite Your Sources

Any time you use another's work in your research, you need to cite the source with both in-text and reference list citations. American Psychological Association (APA) style is the citation style most commonly used for research in the social sciences. To learn how to cite in APA style, visit the resource linked below.

Advanced Research: Tools for Systematic/Scoping Reviews

As a graduate student or faculty researcher, you may want to perform a review for publication. A scoping review seeks to present an overview of a potentially large and diverse body of literature pertaining to a broad topic, while a systematic review attempts to collate empirical evidence from a relatively smaller number of studies pertaining to a focused research question. For a tool to assist with the review process, visit the link below.

If you have never used Covidence before, visit the NC A&T Covidence Sign-Up page and enter your name and NC A&T email on the sign in page. You will then receive an email inviting you to Covidence. Follow the link in the email and click on "Create an Account." 

For help using Covidence, contact the Social Work & Sociology Librarian via the box on the left side of the page.