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Sociology 15 (Lor)

Sociological Research Methods

Getting Started

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Session Goals

By the end of this session, you will be able to ...

  • craft a search strategy based on a research question to more effectively search databases.
  • use functionality in UC Library Search, Google Scholar, and Sociological Abstracts (and other databases) to locate relevant scholarly research articles.
  • access the full text of articles through Get it at UC and/or Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
  • obtain citation information in order to correctly source your work through in-text citations and reference lists.


  • Search Terms & Strategies to Locate Resources 
    • Using UC Library Search
    • Using Google Scholar
    • Social Sciences Combined/ Sociological Abstracts Databases
  • Questions & Wrap-Up 

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