SOC 1160 / 4810 (Slusser)

Finding Reference Books

GIL-Find@VSU Library Catalog

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Finding Journal Articles

SocINDEX with Full Text GALILEO icon

SocINDEX is an EBSCO database that provides access to a multitude of full-text sociology articles.

Other Sociology-Related Databases

  • Social Services Abstracts
  • Sociological Abstracts
    • For both Sociological and Social Services Abstracts, be sure to check the citation for a "Full Text Linking" link before clicking on the "Find It" button.  The "Find It" button does not recognize links outside of the database to full text.
  • Sociological Collection GALILEO icon
    • Sociological Collection is a ProQuest sociology database with full-text articles.
  • Social Science Research Network
    • SSRN is an open-access database that provides abstracts for Social Sciences eJournals that cover over 400 different Social Sciences subject areas. 


Library Quiz and Student Opinion of Library Instruction (SOLI) 

Click here to access the Library Quiz


Other Helpful Library Resources

Library Website Help

  • Getting Started (video)
    • This video presents an introduction to the Odum Library webpage.
  • Anywhere Access
    • Log in to Anywhere Access to use library resources while off-campus.
  • Live Chat
    • The Live Chat page brings together every possible way to contact a Reference Librarian.  Contact methods include online chat, text message, email, phone, or visiting us in person during normal reference desk hours.

Search Techniques and Strategy


Using Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Interlibrary Loan allows you to request articles, books, and other materials from other libraries.  You can use ILLiad, our online interlibrary loan system, to get articles in 2-5 days, or books in 2 weeks. 

Other Helpful Databases

Evaluating and Presenting

These guides will help you distinguish between the different types of information sources, evaluate the sources you find, and present your information in a professional manner.

Types of Sources

Evaluating Sources

Presenting Information

Other Skills / Resources

Finding Books

  • GIL-Find Tutorial (guide)
  • GIL Universal Catalog / GIL Express (guide)
    • The GIL Universal Catalog allows you to search for library books across the University System of Georgia.  GIL Express allows you to have those books delivered to any USG library within 2-5 days.
  • WorldCat
    • WorldCat is a catalog for library holdings throughout the world.  You can search for a particular book here and find detailed information about it, which you can then use for Interlibrary Loan (ILL) forms.  While using this FirstSearch version of WorldCat, you can click on the "Find It" button within a record and then send WorldCat information to our ILL system automatically. 


Dissertations & Theses

Citation Style Help