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Remote Access

Access articles and electronic books from the Library's subscription databases from off-campus! When you click on a database, you will be prompted for your user name (your student ID) and PIN (the two-digit month and day of your birth in MMDD format). 

Example for student with ID number 88-123-4567 born February 25th:

User name: 881234567
PIN: 0225

ProQuest Video Tutorial

Suggested Books

The encyclopedias below are a good starting point for your research, providing a broad overview of many topics in sociology.

Recommended Databases

Search Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) for a broad overview on your topic. Made up of many specialized, subject-specific encyclopedias, GVRL is a great place to start your research to gain a general understanding of your topic before you begin your more focused research.


ProQuest is one of our most popular databases. It covers a wide range of disciplines with content from academic journals, magazines, newspapers and more. This would be a great place to search for current events information.


Opposing Viewpoints in Context examines controversial issues and hot topics from different perspectives. It's also very handy for browsing research paper topics!


Similar to Opposing Viewpoints, CQ Researcher also analyzes the pros and cons of a large selection of current topics. 


Use JSTOR to find scholarly journal articles on a variety of topics, including sociology, literature, political science, history and more.

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Need help? See the "How to Search JSTOR" guide.

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Search the Library catalog for print books and other physical items located in the Library, such as audio visual media.

Search for print books at the Library.

You are limited to print and other physical materials when searching the Library catalog but you can include electronic books and articles in your results by searching Summon One Search.

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