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  • Soc 101 – Brian Brutlag
    Gina Singh - Librarian
  • Today you will learn how to…
    Find books and journal articles.
    Develop strategies for narrowing your topic.
    Use advanced search strategies in ProQuest Research Library to find scholarly journal articles on your topic.
  • How to narrow your topic: Two stepsExample
    1. Read Article in Subject Encyclopedia.
    i.e. Encyclopedia of Social Problems
    2. Ask a question about your issue. Your answer will form your thesis statement, and the evidence will form your paper or speech:
    Topic: Prostitution (Too Broad)
  • How to Narrow the Topic
    Who?
    What?
    Which?
    When?
    Where?
    Why?
    Source: OSU Tutorial from liblearn.osu.edu/courses/english110/old%20stuff/narrow_topic.ppt
  • Who
    Age
    Race
    Population
    Gender
    New Topic: Prostitution among Hispanicteengirls.
  • What
    Types
    New Topic: No choice: Girls born in Chinese brothels
  • Which
  • Where
    Places
    New Topic: Born in brothels: Girls in Shanghai
  • When
    Timeframe
    New Topic: Devdasis: Effect of Prostitution in Ancient Indian Society
  • Why
    Evaluate
  • Mix and Match
    Combine two or more elements to find a topic of your choice.
  • Where to Search?
    Library Catalog http://library.riohondo.edu/
    For Scholarly Journals: Databases: Proquest, Gale Reference Library.
    Off Campus Users: Access Rio
    Other Libraries: Google Books, Google Scholar
  • Two Search Tools to Find Good Sources
    PROQUEST
    RESEARCH LIBRARY
    (Journal Articles)
    LIBRARY CATALOG
    (Books)
  • Start research from the library webpage
    FIND BOOKS
    FIND JOURNAL, MAGAZINE, AND NEWSPAPER ARTICLES
  • Library Catalog
  • Access Rio
    Accessible through Rio Hondo Homepage or library home page.
    For off campus database users
    Click on the library tab to access databases.
  • Research Sources
    SEARCH TOOL:
    LIBRARY CATALOG
    ENCYCLOPEDIAS
    Provide short entries/articles for an overview of the topic and its main
    ideas .
    SEARCH TOOL:
    PERIODICAL DATABASE
    BOOKS
    Give more information for an in-depth exploration of one or more aspects of the topic.
    (Example: Case study books, textbooks)
    JOURNAL ARTICLES
    Lengthy scholarly research studies on an extremely focused aspect of a subject.
  • Search Strategies
    Use keywords
    Use subject terms
    Look at bibliographic record & subject headings.
    Browse the database for the list of subjects
    Browse publications by title
  • Useful Tips
    Check out other Lib Guides for Soc 101
    Read the Library Handouts
    Do you Google? Beware! Learn to distinguish between legitimate and illegitimate sources. Check out the tutorial on next tab. Choose peer-reviewed articles
    *Special thanks to Stephanie Wells for letting me use some of her beautiful slides.