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Marriage and Family course, SO 2203: Databases for Research

This guide will help you find resources for General Sociology course as a student at East Central College. A study of the family, society, and the individual.

Off Campus Login

YES! You can access all of ECC Library's databases from home.

When you select a specific database (through the Library website) it will prompt you to enter:

ECC ID # followed by EC

Last Name

For example:

0123456ec

Smith

If you need assistance please call 636 584-6560

Search strategies

The Library can help you improve your searching to find your resources.

Books

  • Use keywords and link using "and", do not search by phrase.
  • Use Library of Congress subject headings.  Ask a Librarian for assistance as this is a specific language that can quickly narrow down your results.

Articles and Scholarly Journals

  • Use Boolean searching, "and" "or" "not" to narrow down your results.
  • Use subject headings to find results that are the focus of your topic, not just a keyword.

Websites

  • Google scholar for research materials

Images

  • EBSCO Images
  • Credo Images
  • Flickr - watch for copyright

Statistics

  • Can be difficult to find current information, use credible resources of .gov sites or articles

 

Ask Us

 

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Library Directory

Databases for Research

Psychology and Sociology

CORE DATABASES

CQ Researcher - Reports and analysis of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy (limit 5 simultaneous logins)

** Recommended - EBSCOhost - Academic Search Premier - Articles from 4,500 magazines and journals; full-text and scholarly options

** Recommended - EBSCOhost - Associates Programs Source Plus - Journal and book resources related to 2 year college programs and vocational studies

EBSCOhost - Humanities International Complete - Resources from journals and books with worldwide coverage of humanities

** Recommended - EBSCOhost - PyscINFO - Articles and book chapters of peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health

                                            Choose Scholarly option in EBSCOhost databases



Global Issues in Context - Global perspective of international issues from variety of media formats and sources

Issues and Controversies - Articles on hot topics in politics, government, business, education and popular culture

Opposing Viewpoints - Includes viewpoint articles, magazine, journal and newspaper articles, statistics, images, and website links

RELATED DATABASES

ARTstor - Images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences

Credo Reference - Subject specific references including images, maps, in-depth writings, biographical writings, sound files and more

EBSCO eBooks - Over 125,000 electronic books available for viewing with an internet connection

Gale Virtual Reference - Collection of electronic books on a variety of topics

Database search tips

Keyword Index

Use Boolean operaters to combine keywords.

   AND - combines two or more words and the results will contain all the words

   OR - broadens the search to include either keyword in the results; great for synonyms

   NOT - narrows the search by excluding a keyword

Title Index

   Enter a title, but exclude starting "The" "An" or "A"

Author Index

   Last name, First name

Library of Congress Subject Headings Index

   The subject of the book is about  x, y, z.

   A special language used in library catalogs and research databases, it can narrow the results better than keyword

   Review the abstract or summary of the article for "Subject Terms"  These are clickable and will generate a new search with the focus of the article on THAT subject.  You can combined more than one subject in the Advanced Search Option.