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SOC 101: Intro to Sociology (Ercem): Find Articles


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Opposing Viewpoints and CQ Researcher will provide background information on your topic and help you narrow your argument. Opposing Viewpoints will also provide opinion articles from both sides of your issue.

In Depth Research

Database Searching Basics

Enter single keywords or short phrases into the database search windows.

EBSCO search screen with search terms "gender roles" and "society" entered in the search boxes


Refine your results list to find exactly what you are looking for. Select Full Text to limit your list to full articles.

search limiters with full text and scholarly options selected


As you research, make sure you keep track of the source information for each article. You'll need this for your citations!

detailed record with article title, author, source, and database information highlighted


Identify the key concepts of your research topic. Spend a few minutes brainstorming synonyms and related words for each of these concepts. Use different combinations of these keywords to search the databases for relevant articles.

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