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  • 1. Sociology 355 Research MethodsCommunication Studies Librarian
  • 2. What kinds ofinformation do you need?
  • 3. Write down terms that relate to your subjects Remember synonymsDetermine vocabulary thatmay be used in a database
  • 4. 5 ways to tell it’s anpublications Empirical Article 10-15 pages long Published in an academic journal Contains words like: data, participants, results, methodology, discussion, further research 20-46 References Written by academics or researchers
  • 5. Narrows a search Both terms appear in same recordAND Terms have different meanings example: infidelity AND culture Broadens a search Either term may appear in recordOR Terms have similar meanings example: adultery OR cheating
  • 6. Can look for multiple endings of a word or pluralsasterisk measure* measure measures Allows you to specify how close you want your terms to appear in the record ProximityPhrase Searching online w4 interaction within 4 words “online interaction”
  • 7. Punk rock music and social protestSingle parents and academic achievement Football hooligans and social class
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  • 11. makes getting an article as simple as saying, "I want it!"
  • 12. Does the source: Meet the requirements of your assignment? Help you answer your research question? Include relevant information for your topic?
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