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Waidner-Spahr Library

Sociology: SOCI 240

Cite Your Sources: American Sociological Association (ASA) Style

Accessing Library Materials - Spring 2021

Information for Students Living Off Campus

  • Use links from the library website to access library databases and materials like books and journal articles. Always log in for full access.
  • If you use Google Scholar, be sure to set up a connection to Dickinson's library for seamless access to full-text content available to you.
  • If an article or book chapter you need is not available online via the Dickinson library, you may request a copy through the ILLiad service.

Information for Students Living On Campus

  • The library will be open to authorized students. See our library services updates for information about library building access and hours.   
  • Contact-free pick-up is available for most library materials. 
  • If an article or book chapter you need is not available via the Dickinson library, you may request a copy through the ILLiad service.

Find Scholarly Articles

Search these databases to find scholarly journal articles related to your research topic.  

Many of these databases contain a variety of different types of sources (including books, dissertations, news articles, etc.); not everything you find here will be scholarly journal articles.

See Anatomy of a Scholarly Article if you would like a reminder of the characteristics to look for in identifying scholarly sources.

Choosing Search Terms

Evaluating Sources

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Questions? Ask!

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