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SOC 200: Introduction to Sociology

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Scholarly Articles

Use these databases as starting points for searching for scholarly, peer-reviewed articles. The subjects covered and journals housed within these databases range over multiple subjects. For assistance with the databases please email me at



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If you are at one of our libraries and would like to browse the books in person, use the call numbers below to locate books related to your interests.

  • HA - Statistics
  • HM-HV - Various Topics in Sociology

Did you know if there is a book at any Pepperdine Library in California, you can have it placed on hold for you at Payson Library? If a book is marked as available in the catalog, just press the request button on book page and library staff will pull it for you and it will be placed on the hold shelf. This also includes books at Payson.

Data & Statistics

For a more exhaustive list of data resources, please see here

Reference & Primary Sources

These sources will provide further context to various social issues and groups you may study within sociology in your text and scholarly articles.

Need Books or Articles We Do Not Own?

If you find any articles, books, or book chapters you would like to read but cannot access through the Pepperdine Libraries you can make a request for our staff to ask other libraries to send it to us. To request something, either locate it in the library catalog, open the individual library record, and click the request button. This will fill out the request form and all you need to do is update your information. You can also fill out the form manually following this link:

You can learn more about interlibrary loan through this guide here: