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SocINDEX Database: How to use it

Indexes the major literature in the field of sociology.

If There's a Link to Full Text?

To print those articles that are available full text, click on the link to the full text either in html or pdf format.  Remember that pdf format preserves the original pagination so that it is easier for you to cite a passage from the original.

From the Result list, the link is found under the citation.

If you have clicked on the title of an item to bring up the full record of that item, the link to full text will be on the left-hand side. 


What If There's No Link to Full Text?

If the record has a link to Find Full Text click on that link to automatically search Stetson’s Journals List to see if have access to it electronically in another database. 

SocIndex record with links


If the Journals List shows that we have that journal available electronically in a database, click on View Full Text to connect to the article you want. 

View Full Text in journals list


When the library does not have access to the full text, you will see an option to request the item. You will need to put in a request for an interlibrary loan (see last box on this page) to get the article. 

No full text available - request through interlibrary loan

Interlibrary Loan

There is no charge for interlibrary loans, and there is no limit on the number of requests you can submit.

NOTE: Allow about two weeks to receive an interlibrary loan.  Many times things come more quickly than two weeks, but you should allow two weeks just to be safe.

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