Sociology - Finding Articles

For some assignments, our Discovery Service will give you enough sources to work with.

Sometimes you may want to try specific databases or journals – perhaps your lecturer has recommended particular names as a good way of finding articles. This page lists key sources for Sociology:



An academic journal archive containing thousands of articles on a wide range of subjects. You will need to search other databases to find the most recent years.


A key source for tracking down articles across the social sciences. This database is available on the EBSCO platform allowing you to search this database alongside others within Discovery.

Very strong on sociology and criminology topics.


A top-ranking, peer-reviewed journal covering all aspects of sociology, including theory.

This peer-reviewed journal provides an international forum for analysis and debate on social policy issues.

A peer-reviewed journal covering race, ethnicity and nationalism, including multiculturalism.

A peer-reviewed journal covering a wide range of food topics, including food security, food fashions, eating disorders and cultural norms of food practices.

A peer-reviewed journal including articles relating to gender and sex from a feminist perspective.

A peer-reviewed journal including articles on all aspects of social policy in an international context.

A highly regarded, international, peer-reviewed journal which focuses on young people within a range of contexts, such as education, the labour market and the family, and highlights key research themes such as the construction of identity, the use of leisure time, involvement in crime, consumption and political behaviour.

A popular, peer-reviewed journal which explores the evolving roles and perceptions of men across society.

A highly regarded, peer-reviewed journal covering all branches of sociology.

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A very popular, peer-reviewed journal which covers a broad range of sociology topics.

A leading, international, peer-reviewed journal which includes articles on the sociology of work.

News Services & Archives

Use with care as this tabloid is known for its strong views but it can help with some assignments and certain dissertation topics. Search for stories or use the browse feature to flick through the paper on particular days, including special editions published in connection with Queen Victoria, George V, Elizabeth II's coronation and Winston Churchill. Use Nexis UK if you want to go beyond 2004.

Search for stories in this popular tabloid or use the browse feature to flick through the paper on particular days. Use Nexis if you want to go beyond 2004.

This archive gives you highly respected commentary and analysis of global news each week from 1843 to 2015. Search by subject or browse by date. The articles are full facsimiles, including photos and charts. 
Read about financial crises as they happened.

• The Guardian and Observer Archives not in Discovery 

Access stories and photos from The Guardian (1821-2003) and The Observer (1791-2003)

A British countercultural underground newspaper 1966-1986.

• Nexis not in Discovery 

Full text articles from many news sources and trade journals both UK and international. Archives sometimes stretching back to the mid 1980's.

Regional and national newspapers from the UK, Europe, the USA and Australasia, dating from the 1980s onwards - note that you will find Latin American sources in the Spanish section and Francophone African sources in the French section. 

• The Times: Digital Archive 1785-2013 not in Discovery 

Search over 200 years of articles. Articles are full facsimiles of what was published on the day and you can view the article in its original page location if you want.

• UKPressonline not in Discovery 

Access facsimile articles (including photos) from the Daily Express and Daily Mirror from the early 1900s onwards. Useful if you want the tabloid view on topical issues.

Useful if you want the tabloid view of political matters.

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