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SOC 3130: Basic Skills Social Research (Arend): Home

For students in Professor Patricia Arend's Basic Skills of Social Research (SOC3130) class.

From Your Library Instruction Session

ASA Citations

Your professor would like your citations in ASA (American Sociology Association) style - these guides will help you cite properly.

Find Books

In the Gallucci-Cirio Library:


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Databases: Sociology


It is important to practice good research methodology whether you are conducting interviews, administering surveys, or observing subjects.  Consider some of these books to help you develop your own research tools:

  • Interaction and the standardized survey interview : the living questionaire - HM526.H68 2000
  • Interviews : an introduction to qualitative research interviewing - HM48.K9 1996
  • Readings in social research methods - HM571.R4 2001
  • Social research methods - HM571.D66 2001

Finding an Article with a Citation

Very often you will have a citation in hand - either from your professor, or from the bibliography of a book or another article. The easiest way to find the article in question is to use the library's Journal Locator.

Journal Locator

When you enter the name of the journal in which the article appeared, Journal Locator will search all of the library's databases as well as the print collection (located on the 2nd floor), and link you to the content for which you are searching, if it is available.

Writing a Literature Review

One of your assignments is to write a Literature Review. This short overview will show you all the component parts to a Literature Review:

Writing A Literature Review (UC Santa-Cruz)

Subject Guide

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