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Social Behavioral Sciences and Human Services: Databases & Journals



Type of Information You Need

What kind of information will you need?

By using various kinds of information, you can develop a good picture of your topic and write about it convincingly

Background information will help you understand your topic.
  • Definitions of words or concepts
  • Historical information 
  • Biographical data (e.g. dates of birth & death, parents' names)
  • Demographic data or population statistics 
  • Experimental data & studies 
You can use criticism, analysis, essays, and opinion pieces to learn what others think about your topic. 
  • Book or film reviews
  • Essays or opinion pieces
  • Literature reviews 
  • Academic/ scholarly articles

Recommended Databases

Databases are great sources for finding information for your research paper. In the databases, you will find peer-reviewed or scholarly articles for your research. You can also find:

  • Encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, and statistical abstracts 
  • News in newspapers, magazines, podcasts, and streaming news sources
  • Popular magazines and criticism
  • eBooks
  • Video (i.e. news & magazine programs, interviews, TED Talks, documentaries, series)

Scholarly Journals - Education

Journals written by and for sociologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, anthropologists, historians, political scientists and professionals in related human services fields.

To browse these journals, you will be required to log into the BC library.  

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Broward College Student ID

You must log in to use library databases, e-books, and My Account.

Borrower ID: Your BC ID#
Default PIN: A 4 digit code based on your birth date: MMDD. (For example, if you were born on July 04, your PIN is 0704.)

Need help?
Please contact the U/C Library at 954-201-6653 or 954-201-6649

How to Read a Journal Article