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SOCG 364: Find Articles

Research Methods for Sociology with Dr. Schleef

Search Process

1. Write out your search topic

2. Brainstorm keywords and synonyms

Truncation - Use an asterisk (*) to help search for different forms of a word:

adolescen* --> adolescent, adolescents, adolescence

teen* --> teen, teens, teenage, teenager, teenagers

3. Check the list of results and the database thesaurus for relevant Descriptors (main subjects)

4. Modify terms to incorporate descriptors and narrow down the search results

To find additional relevant articles...

1. Check relevant articles for additional useful articles in the list of references

2. Click on "Cited By" to see articles that were written more recently