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SOCI 210--Research Methods: Articles

This guide is a resource for students taking SOCI 210. It will lead you to databases with helpful journal articles, books, websites, and other resources.

Translating Your Question into Database Language

Subject: Database's vocabulary (different for different databases)

Keyword: Your vocabulary

LImiters: Special to each database

How questions are translated into database language using keywords, subject terms, and special limiters

Databases use a grammar of AND, OR, AND NOT -- a language of mathematics. No prepositions, verbs, determiners, affixes  -- anything you learned in English or human language classes.

Sociology Databases

These databases are the ones you should use to start your search for research articles.

Other Sociology related databases

These databases also include resources covering Sociology topics.

CLICsearch

CLICsearch searches all library resources simultaneously, including the CLIC catalog.

Search Journal Titles

Find journals and newspapers subscribed to by St. Thomas. Enter all or the beginning of the title (e.g., New York Times or Harvard).

GET IT

Click the GET IT button in any database to get the full text of an article.  If UST Libraries doesn't own it, you'll be given an option to request it from another library

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