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Anthropology & Sociology 205: Introduction

Ways of Knowing

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Purpose of this guide

This guide is designed to provide an introduction to conducting library research in anthropology and sociology.  

It provides: 

  • List of core databases to use to find scholarly articles 
  • Tips for advanced smart searching
  • Search Strategies for book searching  
  • Link to citation styles

Starting point

  1. Use known sources as jumping off points. Trace citations from the notes and bibliographies
  2. Follow the scholarly conversation on your topic by conducting citation searching
  3. Search for books in the library catalog
  4. Search for articles in the databases
  5. Don't forget to attribute all source and use a consistent citation guide 

 

 

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