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Sociology 185 (George)

Indigenous Sociology

Instruction & Outreach Librarian

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Olivia Olivares
Kolligian Library
KL 260
(209) 285-7742

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Introduction & Goals

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

  • craft a search strategy based on a research question or topic to more effectively search databases.
  • optimize database features 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 (10 minutes) 
  • Database Practice (15 minutes)   
    • Using Sociological Abstract
    • Using Google Scholar
  • Evaluating Sources (5 minutes)
  • Questions & Wrap-Up (5 minutes)

Puzzle pieces labeled, search, access, assess, repeat