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Penrose Library

Sociology 207: Find Books & 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. 
  • Look these up in subject encyclopedias and dictionaries to set the context for your research. 
  • Continue to revise your question and choice of keywords as you pursue your search for information.

Sherlock

Sociology databases

Inter-Library Loan (ILLiad)

Have you signed up for Inter-Library Loan (ILLiad)?  ILLiad lets you request materials, especially journal articles, from other libraries.  Articles usually arrive within 3-5 business days; other items may take 4-6 weeks. 

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