Current Sociology (request articles through interlibrary loan)
Journal of Contemporary Ethnography (request articles through interlibrary loan)
Symbolic Interaction (request articles through interlibrary loan)
Search the EBSCO Discovery Service including databases, and catalog:
The library's discovery tool gives you the chance to search books and online resources at the same time. You can immediately limit your search results by selecting "Full Text" or "Peer Reviewed." Or, by selecting "Catalog Only," you are limiting your search to only those materials owned by the library.
Empirical research articles are research based articles reporting observed and measured phenomena. It's research that derives knowledge from actual experience rather than from theory or belief. Articles reporting on empirical research can be quite long, and almost always contain the following sections:
You will be frequently asked to use peer-reviewed, scholarly/academic articles for your research and paper writing at Washington College.
Peer review means that a board of scholarly reviewers in the subject area of the journal assesses materials they publish. They are looking for quality in the research and adherence to journal standards before articles are accepted for publication.
If you use materials from peer-reviewed publications they have been vetted by scholars in your field for quality and importance.