Answered By: Lizah Ismail
Last Updated: Aug 27, 2016     Views: 88

First, the best place to find information on your topic is to  search the library research databases which contain articles from many different journals. Secondly, just to clarify your question:

Are you are looking for information on an "at risk populatio" that has been subjected to oppression and discrimination throughout histoy? OR is it a population that has a history of being subjected to oppression and discrimination?

To find journal articles, get to the research databases, go to our librray website at and then click on theResearch Databases link located in the middle of the page.

Once on the Research Databases page, browse the Subject Categories listed and click on Social Sciences link. This will take you to a long list of research databases that contain many journal articles related to Sociology. Although you can explore most of these, I would recommend that  you search the following databases on that list first:

Research Starters - Sociology

Social Sciences Full Text

and SOCIndex.

You may also search the following General databases: 

Academic Search Premier and Academic OneFile (go to the alphabetical listing when you are on the Research Databases page to find these)

Some possible search terms for you topic may include:

"at risk population" AND discrimination

(groups OR population) AND "at risk" AND oppression

If you are required to only use peer reviewed journal articles, then you need to be sure to check the Scholarly (or Peer Reviewed) Journals Box usually located in the area below the search box. Also, check the Full Text box so that you are able to read and print the whole article right away.

If you are using our research databases from off campus, you do need to login using your Limestone email username and password first.