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This research guide is designed for students in sociology at CSUDH.

Best Databases for Sociology

These databases are all subscription resources paid for by the library and your tuition. Most academic research is only available through expensive subscriptions, however, that's changing with the open access movement. To learn more about open access publishing models and how can you find and support freely available research check out our Open Access guide.

Searching in a library database

All Sociology Topics



Family, Social Psychology, & Gender

Public Health & Medical Sociology

Accessing Full Text


If you don't see a PDF button or icon, look for a "Find it @ CSUDH Lib"  button on the left side of the page. This will search our full-text options for anywhere we might have the article (such as another database) in a separate page.


Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

If a book or article isn’t available through one of the library’s subscriptions, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan. Interlibrary Loan is a resource sharing service with libraries across the country that provides research materials at no cost to you. If you're requesting an article or book chapter, you'll receive a copy as a PDF. 

First, check to see if it's available in OneSearch or another library database. Look for the Find It @ CSUDH Lib button. 

Find it @ CSUDH Lib button.

If there is full text or physical copy available, use the link to request it through Interlibrary Loan, or sign in to your Interlibrary Loan account to submit a fill out a request form. 

Link in OneSearch with text, "Request from InterLibrary Loan" and new window icon.
You can also borrow books from other CSU campuses and have them delivered to the CSUDH Library. Look for the Request through CSU+ option in OneSearch