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Lets search Scopus “ While religion has played an important role as an agent of social control, certain forms of religion have increasingly been seen as deviant in contemporary societies.” Discuss this apparent paradox. religion, religions social control, deviance religion* and social control and deviance
Let’s search Scopus Is Singapore a welfare state? If yes, why and from which perspective? If no, how would you call the Singaporean social policy regime? welfare state or welfare society singapore (welfare state) or (welfare society) and singapore
Let’s search Scopus How do micro-level and meso-level models of international migration contribute to understanding the initiation and perpetuation of foreign workers in Singapore? foreign workers and singapore and migration foreign workers singapore migration
Premier resource for research literature in Sociology
Provides indexes & abstracts to journal articles, book chapters, conference papers & dissertations.
Culture, social structure, social differentiation, social psychology, sociology of the arts, business, education, studies in violence and power and more……
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L et’s search Sociological Abstracts Successful ageing for Singapore: the roles of the government and family aging or retirement singapore and government and family (aging or retirement) and singapore and government and family
Lets search Sociological Abstracts How are surveillance technologies changing the nature of the modern organization? surveillance technologies systems, computers, organization, workplace*, work environment* surveillance and (workplace* or work environment*)
It is a multidisciplinary database covering the journal literature of the social sciences, 1980-
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L et’s search SSCI via Web of Science Is Singapore a welfare state? If yes, why and from which perspective? If no, how would you call the Singaporean social policy regime? welfare state or welfare society singapore (welfare state) or (welfare society) and singapore
Lets search Social Sciences Citation Index How are surveillance technologies changing the nature of the modern organization? surveillance technologies systems, computers, organization, workplace, work environment* surveillance and (workplace* or work environment*)
Lets search Social Sciences Citation Index Measures to improve return rates in a telephone survey responses, research telephone surveys responses and research and telephone surveys
Good source for research relating to Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei & ASEAN, 1980s-
Index to journal articles, book chapters and conference papers relating to humanities, social sciences, business, architecture, building, science, technology, law & medicine
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Lets search PERIND What potential problems does the existing social security system in Singapore pose? social security singapore social security and singapore
Lets search PERIND Analyze either the gender or class dimensions of Singlish and its relationship with the formation of “Singaporean” identity. (gender or class) and (singlish or singapore english) and identity singlish identity gender, class
In-house collection of articles from Straits Times and Business Times
Articles about Singapore, Malaysia, ASEAN
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Available from Singapore-Malaysia Collection (SMC)
The Straits Times from 1880 -
Let’s search Factiva or LexisNexis Discuss the extent to which the Workfare Income Supplement scheme reflects a major change in the social policy of the government. workfare income supplement singapore welfare or recipient* workfare income supplement and (welfare or recipient*) and singapore
Lets search Factiva/LexisNexis Academic demand* OR prefer* OR usage OR choice* Why do people use/not use public transport in Singapore? (demand* OR prefer* OR usage OR choice*) AND public transport* AND singapore public transport singapore
Resources on WWW American Sociological Association Anthro.Net British Sociological Association Dead Sociologists' Society Electronic Journal of Sociology Intute: Social Sciences Resources for Methods in Evaluation and Social Research Social Science Research Network (SSRN) Sociolog Sociosite SocioWeb Statistical Resources on the Web: Sociology
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