Use a library database (aka index) to find journal articles on your research topic.
If you are new to using indexes, this guide on Tips for Finding Articles will be useful. If you need a refresher on how to identify scholarly journal articles, refer to the Scholarly vs. Popular articles chart
Topics in sociology often overlap with complementary areas of inquiry. To that end, it may be useful to search within a multidisiplinary index, or other subject specific indexes. The list below is NOT COMPREHENSIVE and is intended as a starting point to direct you towards indexes that are often relevant to sociology topics. Be sure to browse in the e-resources for a complete listing of all MSU article databases.
If Find Text @ MSU does not automatically connect you to the full-text, do a journal/periodical title search in the library catalog to double-check our holdings.
If MSU does not subscribe to the journal in print or electronic, use Inter-Library Loan to request a copy of the article.
Distance students: If you see that MSU has the journal in print, use ILLiad to request a copy.
Look up the title of the journal where the article is published in the library catalog. Then, access the article via our print or electronic journal holdings.
For a complete step-by-step through the process go to the full tutorial on Locating a Known Journal Article from a Citation.
Ask a Librarian, or consult this brief tutorial on how to search with a purpose.
View this document on Advanced Searches for an explanation of various advanced search commands.