The Annual Review of Sociology covers the significant developments in the field of sociology. Topics covered in the journal include major theoretical and methodological developments in the field as well as current research in specific subject areas of sociology.
Full text archive of selected core scholarly journals in various disciplines. All parts of the journals are scanned, including any images. Using the advanced search that ticks the "Sociology" subfield box is an excellent place to start a literature review. With the subfield checked, you can search by keyword or by a term in the abstract and be good to go in terms of finding literature.
The review essays generally cover one or more books by a leading author, compare two or three books on a topic, or present a symposium by a number of authors on an important book, topic or debate in sociology. You can search the full-text of Contemporary Sociology through either JSTOR or Sage. A journal of review essays and short book reviews, organized by twelve broad categories (e.g., Ideology and Cultural Production; Social Control and Law; Inequalities).
Coverage Dates: 1972 - present.
AJS offers a substantial book review section that identifies the most salient work of both emerging and enduring scholars of social science. You should also look into topical journals offers reviews as well.