Search the Library’s entire collection (PointCat, the Databases, & Selected Web Pages) with one simple search.
Academic Search Complete
Full text and/or abstracts for scholarly publications covering most academic areas. Large collection of peer reviewed journals and an extensive image collection.
A to Z The USA
A web-based encyclopedia of detailed information and images for 56 U.S. states and territories.
The African American Experience
Full-text database providing in-depth coverage of African American history and culture.
Provides access to high quality streaming videos in science, drama and history. Collections feature: BBC Shakespearean Plays, World and U.S. History series, core sciences series (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Environmental Sciences) and much more.
American History in Video
Part of the VAST collection, American History in Video provides access to online videos for the study of American history. Videos include newsreels, archival footage, and important documentaries. Under the "Disciplines" drop down select "American History" to access these videos.
Communication & Mass Media Complete
Full text and/or abstracts covering research in areas related to Communication and Mass Media.
Provides full text access to electronic books covering a variety of subjects. This resource also allows the user to automatically cite, print, and take notes electronically.
Films On Demand
Provides access to a variety of online academic streaming videos. Please consult the FAQ section for connection and browser requirements.
Global Road Warrior
Provides information on countries of the world related to culture, travel, communications, business, trade and marketing.
Health Source: Consumer Edition
Full text articles covering topics such as AIDS, Cancer, Diabetes, Drugs & Alcohol, Aging, Fitness, Nutrition & Dietetics, Children’s Health, Women’s Health, and more.
Humanities International Complete
Full text and/or abstracts for scholarly publications covering all aspects of the Humanities, with worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought.
Full text articles from scholarly journals in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and selected science areas.
The Latino American Experience
A full text database that explores the history and culture of U.S. Latinos.
LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe
Full text newspapers and wire services, business news, market reports, SEC filings, legal research including Shepard's Supreme Court citation service, state and federal codes and case law, medical news, journals, and abstracts.
Is an online language learning system which allows you to learn a language at your own speed. Courses for over 30 languages are available, including Arabic, Spanish, French, Russian and many more! Create a profile and begin today!
New York Times
Provides full text access to extensive news, multimedia and archives from the New York Times. Follow the link provided to register with your Point Park email address and claim your academic pass.
Provides full text and/or abstracts for 159 US newspapers, 18 international newspapers, 6 newswires, and 9 newspaper columns.
Provides full text access to articles from acclaimed Humanities and Social Sciences journals. Project MUSE also has a vast selection of journal titles from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies.
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
Full text and/or citations covering topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, Psychiatry & Psychology, mental processes, Anthropology, and observational & experimental methods.
Religion & Philosophy Collection
Full text and/or abstracts covering topics such as World Religions, Biblical Studies, Religious History, Epistemology, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Moral Philosophy, and more.
Provides full text access to prestigious scholarly journals in Business, the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Technology, among others.
Provides statistics related to a variety of fields, including media, advertising, finance, politics, etc. Located in one simple, easy-to-use database, Statista’s information is pulled and compiled from market research, trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases.
The portal to government information. Provides a search engine to access official information and services from U.S. government agencies.
VAST: Academic Video Online
Provides online streaming video of multidisciplinary topics including documentaries, interviews, performances, news reels and more.
Vocational & Career Collection
Full text coverage of trade and industry-related periodicals.
To search for a particular newspaper, magazine or journal in the Library’s collection, use the Journal List.
Library Books / DVDs
Sociology Books generally have call numbers that begin with HM and are located on the Lower Level of the Library. DVDs are shelved alphabetically by title on the Main Floor of the Library. Please use PointCat: Find Books &More for more detailed information.
Internet Sites Related to Sociology
How to Cite Resources
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Purdue OWL: APA Formatting and Style Guide
Purdue OWL: MLA Formatting and Style Guide
Nova Southeastern University for APA
Ohio State University APA Style Guide
Ohio State University MLA Style Guide
Ohio State University Chicago Style Guide