Contents for Sociology
- Starting research: reference books
- Other electronic books
- Finding articles in journals: article databases
- Finding pictures: image databases
- Streaming video
- Additional resources, including print
- Help from a librarian
Good Starting Places: Reference Books
Reference books are a good place to start research. They can help you find background information, choose topics, and understand concepts and terminology. To access online resources from off campus you will need a your My Chemeketa user name and password; host provider students may obtain a login from the instructor or librarian.
Specialized encyclopedias, which cover a single subject area, have longer and more detailed treatments of subjects than either dictionaries or general encyclopedias. The best and most comprehensive online encyclopedias of social science is the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences.
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Child Development
- Cultural Encyclopedia of the Body
- Encyclopedia of Children, Adolescents, and the Media
- Encyclopedia of Counseling
- Encyclopedia of Death & the Human Experience
- Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol, and Addictive Behavior
- Encyclopedia of Gender and Society
- Encyclopedia of Gender in Media
- The Encyclopedia of Elder Care: The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric and Social Care
- Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology
- Encyclopedia of Identity
- Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology
- Encyclopedia of Play in Today's Society
- Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society
- Encyclopedia of Social Psychology
- Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, & Recovery
- Encyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development
- Encyclopedia of School Crime and Violence
- International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences
- Learning and Memory: A Comprehensive Reference
These dictionaries define specialized terms, identify important figures and concepts, and explain symbols.
Finding more electronic books
Use the Library Search to find books. Limit your search to electronic books by selecting the eBooks resource type under Refine My Results. Chemeketa E-books will show as having Online access, with a green disc indicator. To access these books from off campus you will need your My Chemeketa user name and password.
Finding Articles on Your Subject
All the electronic databases listed in this section may be accessed by going to the library's Database Page. If you are accessing the databases from a location other than Chemeketa Community College, remember to click the link marked, "Off-campus users."
- Academic OneFile [Gale] How to use
- Index to periodicals, including thousands of peer-reviewed, abstracted and indexed journals, many which are in full text.
- JSTOR How to use
- JSTOR is a digital journals archive. Chemeketa Chemeketa has the archive collections Arts & Sciences I and Arts & Sciences III, comprising about 400 journals. The collections are strong in the humanities.
Britannica ImageQuest is a very large database with high quality images of all kinds of subject matter. Images have been cleared for educational use.
Streaming Video Databases
- Intelecom Online Resources Network lets instructors and students access video clips covering a range of key concepts and topics, including religion.
Finding Additional Resources
See a list of printed reference books.
The library subscribes to the following current periodicals in printed form:
- American Journal of Sociology
- Social work
- Social Work In Health Care
Use the Library Search to find books. Limit your search to books by selecting the Books resource type under Refine My Results. Chemeketa books will show as Available, with a green disc indicator, followed by the location and call number.
You may have to do several searches to find books that might be pertinent to your subject.
Books not owned by Chemeketa may be requested through Summit or via interlibrary loan.
Chemeketa students registered for credit may request Summit books from other Orbis Cascade Alliance libraries. The Orbis Cascade Alliance is made up of 37 member libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Authorized users have access to all of the material in the Chemeketa Community College library, plus about 28 million items in Summit.
To comment or request help, please e-mail Reference or call 503.399.5231.
Address of this page: http://library.chemeketa.edu/information/virtual/religion.php
Updated: 16 December 2014