Skip to Main Content


Subject Support Guide For Sociology

Welcome to the subject page for Sociology. We provide access to thousands of high quality texts and journal for sociology at the University of East London.

This guide includes information on key resources, such as databases, journal titles and links to other resources that maybe relevant to your studies.


Finding Sociology Research

Databases provide an interface that enables you to search thousands of journal articles, book chapters, dissertations and more. They will include either the full text of journal articles or the article abstracts.

A complete A-Z list of all databases​ is available on the library website.


EBSCO Academic Search Ultimate

EBSCO Academic Search Ultimate is the main resource for sociology research and should be your first point of call when conducting any literature search in this area.

Why should I use EBSCO Academic Search Ultimate?

  • Contains peer-reviewed full text journals 
  • Contains abstracts and indexes
  • Content covers a wide variety of subjects and disciplines relevant to the social sciences

How do I get to EBSCO Academic Search Ultimate?

EBSCO Academic Search Ultimate [opens in a new window]

You may need to sign in first. If so, under 'Find your institution' enter and select 'University of East London' to continue. You then may be asked to enter your UEL email address and password to proceed.

Select 'EBSCOHost Web'

Click on or select 'Academic Search Ultimate' to continue.


Other key databases

Why should I try other databases?

  • Journal titles, literature type and full text access may differ
  • Subject and content depending on your research area may be stronger in a different database 
  • Functionality and tools preference

What other databases are available to me?

What if I am looking for research in other subjects? For example, health?

The multi-subject databases listed above should locate literature depending on the search terms you use to search with. Also consider checking other subject libguides for specific databases and resources at Subject Guides - Subject Support Guide - LibGuides at University of East London (