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Sociology: Home

Winter, 2017

 

Welcome to the Sociology Subject Guide.  In these pages you'll find information about, and links to, important resources in Sociology.

Use the tabs across the top to navigate through the pages of this guide.  If you need help, check out some tutorials or send me a question.

 

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Library Skills Tutorials

There are three basic tutorials you must read, in order to find your way around library research. If you haven't already seen them, take a few minutes now.

For more tutorials, see the Library Tutorials page.

Recent Articles from American Sociological Review

American Sociological Review (ASR) is the ASA's flagship journal. Peer-reviewed and published bi-monthly, all areas of sociology are welcome, with emphasis on exceptional quality and general interest.

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Getting Started

Before you start searching, you should know what you want to find. The type of information you want determines where you look:

The keywords you select will affect what you find. Plan where you want to search and what terms you will search for. The plan may change as you find results and learn from them.

Course textbooks and Reserve readings are often a great place to start. They provide background reading and often include a bibliography. Check to see what's already available for your course. The list of reference books under the "Books" tab may also offer helpful background reading and bibliographies.

We have a set of 3 online tutorials that will get you started with your research. You should read these tutorials before trying to do your research - it will save you time and frustration.

APA Formatting Help

Here are some online resources to help you with your APA formatting. 

Also, ProQuest databases and Scholars Portal offer the option to click on "Cite" for records you find to get an APA formatted citation you can paste into your References list.

Formatting a Word Document for APA

This 91/2-minute video walks you through the settings in Word.

Watch this video on YouTube.  There's a template there you can download.

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