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Peer-reviewed articles in scholarly journals may assume a level of knowledge that students don't have. Before plunging into the articles, you may want to read up on your topic in one of these sources.
Key Resources for Sociology
Try these two important resources for peer-reviewed articles. As prospective sociologists, your research may span many disciplines. Be sure to consult the Articles and Journals tab for more databases, and to find tips on searching multidisciplinary topics.
Basic Search Tips for Most Catalogs and Databases
Find more (broaden your results) with OR and wildcards:
cat or cats or feline* [finds cat, cats, feline, or felines]
Find less (narrow your results) with AND:
dogs and obedience training
Find less with NOT:
toys not poodles
Find less by selecting limiters (peer-reviewed, date, etc.).
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