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SOC 497: Sociology Senior Research Seminar

Research Guide for SOC 497

Access Library Resources Online

Trying to access library resources online? Follow the instructions on the Online Access to Library Resources page to access library databases, articles, and ebooks, both on-campus and off-campus.

eBook Collections

Library eBook collections that include Sociology books:

Mardigian Search (searches all of the library's ebook databases at once)

Advanced Search

Search FAQs

1. How do I search for my topic?

  • Identify the keywords of your topic and use those as your search words. 
  • Each book, ebook, and handbook has tags assigned to it, words or shorts phrases that make them searchable - you want your search words to match those tags
  • Example: The topic for your research project is: What challenges do university students graduating in a recession face?
    • A search about this topic could be: graduating university students recession

2. How do I focus the search hits to just books?

  • Use Refine Your Search in Summon to focus your search results to just books
    • Check the box beside Book/ebook and Book chapter under Content Type 
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