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SOC/POSC 310 Introduction to Research Methodology: Finding Articles

An introduction to locating library materials on sociological topics

Jaimie Beth Colvin

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Jaimie Beth Colvin
Payson rm. 231
(310) 506-7432

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Electronic Book Collections

In addition to search the Library Catalog, try search these collections of eBooks

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias (Online)


Getting Started

This is good database to start your research because its a collection of journals from multiple subject areas. 

ARTICLES from Subject Specific Databases

More multidisciplinary databases

Google Scholar

Question: Why would you use Google Scholar?

Answer: Google Scholar identifies scholarly research materials from a broad range of subject areas.

Google Scholar offers a "cited by" feature - it will display a list of documents which cited the document you originally retrieved. This can be useful in determing how influential a source has been.  The list only includes documents available in Google Scholar, though.

Go into the preferences of Google Scholar and select Pepperdine University from Library Links.



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(patriotism OR free speech OR protest OR nationalism)