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Sociology 15 (Vang): Pre-Activities

Pre-Session Instructions

In preparation for our in-person library session, please complete the following. 

1) View the Sociological Abstracts video (2:30) for some context about the database.  

3) View the "From Idea to Library" video (2:28).  Think about the questions asked.

We will start our session with a review of what you have learned.

You're Invited!

The library session will take place on Tuesday July 14th from 2:30-3:30pm via Zoom. Click on the following link to go to the Zoom meeting:

https://ucmerced.zoom.us/j/98201891831?pwd=Znpxc1IvRWhtbndXaWpkU3M3QmxJdz09

Meeting ID: 982 0189 1831; Password: vang
+1669-900-6833, +1346-248-7799

You should have a webcam and a microphone to participate in class. At a minimum, you will need a microphone. Most laptops have built-in microphones and webcams; if needed please use the phone numbers above to call into the Zoom room to access audio. 

Sociological Abstracts Video Tutorial

This video presents an Introduction to using Sociological Abstracts. Created by Utah State University Libraries (2.30)

Introduction: From Idea to Library

North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries, 2:28

  1. How long can it task for an article to accepted for publication?
  2. How do libraries provide researchers with access to scholarly journal articles?
  3. What tools help researchers locate specific journal articles?
  4. Do databases always include full-text?