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Sociology: Home

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Welcome to the Library Subject Guide for Sociology!

This Subject Guide brings together important research resources for Sociology. These include article databases & journals, major reference works, and other key sources.   Click on the tabs at the top (in the blue banner) to find more details about the various resources! 

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Key resources: 

Below are the four best places to start searching for academic literature on your topic.  Explore the Journals & Databases tab above in the navigation bar for even more database options.

Google Like a Pro:

Did you know that there are over 40 search operators that you can use to search  Google more effectively, many of which can be used in  Scholar too?  Here are the top five that I use consistently, plus a Handout that we produced for a workshop for postgrads this year.

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This page lists key databases and journals you can use for finding resources for your assignments. Use Keyword searches to find articles on your topic.


If you need help with using these resources please contact your Subject Librarian Lisa Chisholm. 

Alternatively you can use the Self Help guide for tips on searching and evaluating 

You can also look at the Ask Library FAQ's or use LibChat to ask library staff for help

Need Help? Contact your Subject Librarian / Kaitiaki Pukapuka

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