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 six-digit 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
The library has many electronic books. To access these books from off campus you will need your My Chemeketa user name and six-digit password. Type a word or phrase describing the subject in the search space below:
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 catalog to look for additional materials
- The catalog page includes instructions on using the catalog, as well as links to other library catalogs
- You can search by key words, by authors, or by subject headings
- A suggestion on where to find subject headings to use in the catalog is given below
Fig. 1. The library catalog search
The Library of Congress has a Web site where you can search for subject headings. When you put in a search term, the results will list terms in a table. Those with a red button marked, "Authorized and references" are terms that the Library of Congress uses in subject catalogs. Clicking the button may show more specific ("narrower") terms.
You may have to do several searches in the library catalog to find books that might be pertinent to your subject. Try different combinations of key words.
If you live in the Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service (CCRLS) district, you may also access the catalog online at your local public library. In addition to the books in the Chemeketa College Library, the catalog also contains the collections of the 17 public libraries located in the regional library district. You can request books through the catalog, and can pass your search through to Summit (see below).
Chemeketa students registered for credit may use Summit, the Orbis Cascade Alliance catalog, to request items from 37 member libraries in Oregon and Washington. Summit uses a search called WorldCat. Authorized users have access to all of the material in the Chemeketa Community College library, plus about 28 million items in Summit. Chemeketa users may request items using the barcode number from their ID card, and have them sent to Chemeketa, or they may set up a Visiting Patron account at another Alliance library.
- Summit: http://summit.orbiscascade.org/
- How to use Summit: http://library.chemeketa.edu/information/summit.php
- More Summit Help: http://www.oclc.org/worldcatlocal/help/default.htm
- Help with the WorldCat interface: http://www.oclc.org/support/help/navpatron/ApplicationHelp.htm
- Libraries & Map: http://orbiscascade.org/index/member-map
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 July 2013