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Sociology & Social Work

Please email nicholas.dandrea@pepperdine.edu with any questions, concerns, or suggestions about this guide

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Your research needs and assignment requirements will dictate the types of sources you will use to successfully complete your work. These may include scholarly, peer-reviewed articles, news sources, government documents, or data. In the following sections you can find a variety of sources separated by type which may be of use to you in your work.

If you would like to talk more about which sources would be best for you or would like assistance locating specific information, please reach out at any time! No question is too small.

nicholas.dandrea@pepperdine.edu

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This site is also a living document and if you feel certain information should be on here please let me know.

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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.

Data, Statistics, and Public Opinion

Working Papers, Briefs, Reports, & More

The material on this page is not peer-reviewed, but can still be relevant. Much of this is known as grey literature, information produced outside of the standard academic and commercial channels. This can include working papers, reports, and policy briefs.

Books

 

You can use this search bar to locate books for your work. If you would like assistance in navigating our catalog, please email me at nicholas.dandrea@pepperdine.edu.

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.

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Primary Sources

Primary sources are original records or objects create by participants at the time of historical events. Below are a handful of primary sources of interest. For further assistance locating primary sources for your work please email me at nicholas.dandrea@pepperdine.edu.

Reference Materials

Reference materials are publications materials which contain collections of particular information created to have sections referred to when needed and, if they're physically accessible, can only be used in the library. Encyclopedias and dictionaries are both examples.

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: https://pepperdine.account.worldcat.org/account/requests/

You can learn more about interlibrary loan through this guide here: https://infoguides.pepperdine.edu/interlibraryloan