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Sociology 117 - Principles of Sociology: Find Scholarly Articles

Defining Your Topic

Try this approach to identifying and developing your research topic:

        • State your preliminary topic as a question.
        • Pick out the keywords or main concepts in your question. 
        • Continue to revise your question and choice of keywords as you pursue your search for information.

        Inter-Library Loan (ILLiad)

        Have you signed up for Inter-Library Loan (ILLiad) so that you can request materials, especially journal articles, from other libraries?  Articles usually arrive within 5 business days; other items may take 4-6 weeks. 

        Finding journal articles

        Finding journals

        If you already have a citation (like from a bibliography or "works cited" page) follow this link to see if Whitman has access to the article you want by looking up the journal title (not the article title).

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