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ANSO 402: Welcome

Senior Seminar

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Christine Ménard
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Sawyer Library
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This guide offers

Research strategies for conducting library research in anthropology and sociology.  

  • Search strategies to find scholarly sources:
    • Strategies for citation searching (finding who cited what) 
    • List of core databases to use to find scholarly articles 
    • Strategies to search for scholarly books 
  • Suggestions for working with primary sources 
  • Tips for advanced smart searching
  • Link to citation styles

Starting Points

  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 tracing
  3. Start in multidisciplinary databases search engines such as the library catalog
  4. Deepen your searches in specialized library databases
  5. Construct effective searches. Watch the Selecting and Using Keywords tutorial and sue the Search Like a Pro guide
  6. Don't forget to attribute all source and use a consistent citation style

Upcoming EndNote Workshops

EndNote is a citation manager that will help you manage your research process and simplify the writing process.  The library offers EndNote workshops - here is where you can sign-up for the next workshops

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