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Sociology Subject Guide — SOCI 3821W: Social Movements

General resources for sociology


This page offers your resources useful for your SOCI 3821W: Social Movements research projects. If you have questions or need help with your assignment, feel free to contact me anytime.

Photo Caption: In this Oct. 10, 2015 file photo, a man wears a hoodie which reads, "Black Lives Matter" as stands on the lawn of the Capitol building on Capitol Hill in Washington during a rally to mark the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)



Databases/Journal Articles

Databases: The following databases are good starting point to search for academic/scholarly articles on social movements. Be specific about which social movement or group you want to search and use quotation marks (" ") when searching phrases, e.g. "Black Lives Matter", "Suffragette Movement", etc.  to get better results.


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Journals: You can search specific journals that specialized in social movements research to find more in-depth articles on your topic. You can search within a journal to find articles on specific social movements.

Where to Find Full-Text for Articles and Chapters?

In a database, look for
UConn Full Text button

UConn Full Text will help you

1. Get the full text online if UConn subscribes to it
2. Request what we do not own through Interlibrary Services
3. Request scans of articles and chapters we own in print through Interlibrary Services

Check to see if we own the journal in print. Request a scan using Scan on Demand

In Google Scholar, click on the link "UConn Full Text"!

Other options:

  • If the article is from JSTOR, you can click the title link directly
  • If the article is from an Open Access journal, can click the title link directly

Books (Selection)

Books are excellent sources to learn a topic in-depth. This selection of books focuses specifically on social movements at the national and international level. If you don't know much about social movements or don't know what movements to focus on, check these books to help narrow down your topic. There are other books about social movements in electronic and print formats available at the library. You can search for them using the Library's General Search. Check the Where to Find Articles, Books, and Videos Page to learn how to search for them.

Newspapers & Other Primary Sources