Many times, databases are sufficient for doing research for your literature review for class assignments. (See the list of databases in the next box below.) Databases sometimes do not have the most current research on any given topic. To do an exhaustive review of the most current literature, go directly to individual journal titles.
You can browse journal holdings by subject. The Social Sciences list is at the bottom of this webpage. You can also search for a specific journal title at this webpage.
You can view lists of the top-ranked journals in Sociology using Journal Impact Factor (Journal Citation Reports) or h5-index (Google Scholar). These are different measures of how commonly articles in particular journals are cited.
Here are some of the top ranked journals in Sociology (a Category in Journal Citation Reports), ordered by how frequently articles in the journal are cited (from most frequent to least frequent). You can either browse these journals or do keyword searching.