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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.