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Sociology 15 (Lor)

Sociological Research Methods


Dear Sociology 15 students, 

Hello! I'm Olivia Olivares, Instruction & Outreach Librarian at the UC Merced Library. On Tuesday, September 13, I'll join your class to provide a research strategy workshop to help prepare you for your Soc 15 projects. 

Before September 13:

We will begin the library workshop with a review of the information presented in the tutorial and video. Hope everyone's semester is off to a good start!


LibWizard Using Sociological Abstracts

Using Sociological Abstracts

Using Sociological Abstracts Tutorial

Through this tutorial you will learn how to

  • access Sociological Abstracts
  • construct a search
  • apply useful database limiters
  • access full-text of articles
  • generate citations in ASA format


1. Connect to the campus network via the VPN if you are off-campus.  You will need this connection to access one or more library databases while taking the tutorial.

2. Take the short quiz at the end of the tutorial.  Enter your email address AND your professor's email address. Afterwards locate the email confirmation. These emails often go to your SPAM folder, so be sure to check there.  It is often easiest to search in your email account for the phrase "Results for Using Sociological Abstracts" to find your email confirmation.

3. You are ready! Click on the link below to start the tutorial. Follow the instructions on the left hand of the screen and, as directed, complete activities in the main screen (right).

Using Sociological Abstracts >>

Using Citation Trails to Find MORE Resources (UCML Video Tutorial)

Use an article's citations trails to find more information related to your research. This video will show you how to locate an article's citation trails in Web of Science, Google Scholar, and UC Library Search. (3 min.)

Learn more at the research guide linked below: