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Medical Sociology

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On this guide are some potential places to look as you do your COVID-19 research papers, including article databases, scholarly journals, citation guides to APA and ASA, and more. 

Please note that the top link in the "Article Databases" section is to something called SocArXiV, which is an open access archive containing what are called "preprints" - research that has not yet gone through the peer-review process. Because COVID-19 is so new, there may not yet be a huge quantity of published articles on the topic. So, if you are looking for articles specifically on COVID, SocArXiv is probably your best bet. More traditional published articles, by contrast, will contain good contextual or background information on social issues related to health and medicine.

"What is a Scholarly Article?" Tutorial Video

Starting Points: Journals

These are some journals that specifically publish peer-reviewed articles on the sociology of health and medicine. You can use the links below to browse or search through each journal individually.

Article Databases

These are some databases you could consider using as you search for articles on your topic. They include sociology and social science databases as well as a few in health and psychology.