Pew Learning Center & Ellison Library

SOC 402: 

Sociology/Anthropology Research Craft

Fall 2012

Professors: Laura Vance (ext. 5851) and Siti Kusujiarti (ext. 3703)
Librarian: Heather Stewart Harvey (ext. 3062)

Books, Books, and more Books!

  • Use our catalog to find books, videos, CDs, etc.            
  • Use WorldCat to find and request books from other libraries.  If you are overwhelmed by the amount of content in WorldCat, try looking up a book that has already been helpful to you.  Then search by some of the same subject terms.  Or look for the section of the record that says 'More Like This' and click the 'Advanced Options' link.  What you see there should help you find similar materials.                                                              

Find Articles

Finding an article can involve three steps.

 1. Use Articles & Databases to find articles or citations. If the citation includes the full-text or image, you can get the article right away. If not, go to Step 2.

 2. Use Journal Finder to see if we have the journal you want. Note: this is the step to go to if you *already have a citation* in hand. If we do, get your article from the source. If not, go to Step 3.

 3. Use Interlibrary Loan to request the article from another library. Please allow time.

Selected Databases

 Interdisciplinary databases 

 Social Science Databases

Selected Websites

   Click here for a list of websites for this class

AAA Style Guide

   Click here.

ASA Style Guide

   Click here or here.

Literature Review Links

ASA & AAA Codes of Ethics

   Click here or here.

  Suggestions for Citation Management:

   Zotero – this is an excellent citation management tool that functions through Firefox.  Note that you will need to sign up for an account if you intend to use this on public/multiple computers.  Pay careful attention to which vresion is best for you to download.  This tool integrates into Word or OpenOffice documents, via a plugin available here.


  • Painless Library Research includes additional information on documentation and plagiarism.                                                  
  • Personal assistance: send me email, call me at ext. 3062, or come see me.                                                                            
  • Tour the library.

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