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Sociology 001 (Duenas): Search Tools

Introduction to Sociology

Know Where to Look

Different search tools contain different kinds of information. Consider your subject matter, discipline, type of information needed, etc. when selecting where to search. The library subscribes to databases in different disciplines--over 600!--which you can sort by discipline.

Search Engines vs. Library Databases

Surface Web, Deep Web, Dark Web

Why Search in Library Databases?

The deep web includes databases you can only access with permission, like the ones you can access through the library, and fee-based websites. This video explores why you may want to use these types of tools (2:36).