SOC 110 Secs. 3, 4, 7 (for Hickok) Spring 2019

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This library guide is to help you research your course assignments.

Library Home Page

The Library home page is a great place to start!  It has links to:

Important!  Evaluate Your Sources

It is important to critically evaluate your sources to determine their appropriateness for the topic you are researching. The tutorial Evaluating Information can help with this

Also Important!  Cite Your Sources

When writing a paper it is important to cite where you find your information, quotations, and ideas.  For examples of how to format your citations see the following guides: MLA Style Guide and APA Style Guide.

Also in the Library’s reference and circulating collections you can find the following books:

  • MLA Handbook, 8th edition.  LB269 .G53 2016
  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), 6th edition.  BF76.7 .P83 2010

Finding U.S. Census Information

Searching for Books

Use the Online Catalog and/or eBooks to find books in both print and/or electronic formats.

In the online catalog you may need to expand your search results to "Quick delivery libraries" and/or "Worldwide libraries." Click on "GET IT" to submit a request through Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad).

How to Find Articles

Discovery Search  Searches many of the Library's databases at once.

Search example:

(use advanced search)

alice rossi 





  • On the results page (left side), you can set search limits, e.g., academic journals, scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles, publication date, available in library collection.


Social Sciences Full Text  Journal articles from applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences.

Search example:  alice rossi

  • In this database, as it is a singular index, it may be easier to narrow the focus of your search using the subject terms (found on the article records).
  • On the results page (left side), you can set search limits, e.g., academic journals, scholarly (peer-reviewed) journals, publication date.


More databases for social sciences, including JSTOR.

More SUNY Broome Library databases

Reference Resources

If a topic is new to you, reference works are helpful for looking up terminology, background, and short biographical information. These resources can be general or subject specific, i.e., sociology (sociological terms, theories, sociologists). You can also browse the sociology section (H - call numbers) in the SUNY Broome Library's reference room.



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