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Nau Mai Haere Mai | Welcome | Afio Mai | Aere Mai | Malo e me'a mai | Fakatalofa atu | Bula | Fakaalofa lahi atu | Ulu tonu mai! This guide is a starting point for studying and researching Sociology at the University of Otago, and connects you to books, article databases & journal, major reference works, and other key sources, as well as information about citing and referencing.
Below are some great 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.
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.
There are many ways to get help at the Library
This guide lists key databases and journals you can use for finding articles and books for your assignments. Use keyword and topic searches to find relevant information on your topic.
If you need any help with finding the right information or referencing something correctly, you can contact your Subject Librarian, or use the Self Help guide for tips.
For other questions:
* EXPLORE the Ask Library FAQs, or
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