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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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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.
Sage Research Methods
A research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. The database links SAGE’s book, journal and reference content with search and discovery tools. Researchers can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings. Includes access to Cases and Datasets.
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
, Anthropology (Biological)
, Gender Studies
, Geography (Human)
, Geography (Physical)
, Social Work
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