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Anthropology & Sociology 402: Introduction

Senior Seminar

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Christine Ménard
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Purpose of this guide

This guide is designed as an overview of research strategies for advanced library research in anthropology and sociology.   It  provides information about searching for and using secondary and primary sources. 

It includes: 

  • 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 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 style 

 

 

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