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SOCL 302: Sociological Research

Finding Relevant Journals

Instead of trying to search every single journal on this list, make a smaller list of journals that are relevant to your topic.

1. Check the title. If your topic deals with religion, then journals with "religion" or "religious" in the title are probably a safe bet!

2. Read the journal's scope. Most journals have a website you can find by putting the title into a Google search. Look for a section called "About This Journal" or "Aims & Scope" - this will give you an idea of what kinds of articles the journal typically publishes.

Databases You Can Use

Each journal's page in GLOCAT will give you a list of the databases the journal is indexed in.

These three databases have the widest coverage of approved journals and are a good place to start looking.