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SOCI 469: Health and Society: Home

Research Resources from the Library

One of the major components of your grade in this class is a research project.  The resources provided here will help you complete your research.

I recommend a few strategies to start:

  • Brainstorm a list of keywords about each concept in your topic to use as search terms
  • Start with Sociological Abstracts (in the database list below)
  • If you get stuck, contact me and/or schedule an appointment to talk about your research.
  • BONUS: You can use Oxford Bibliographies Online to find information about major theorists, journals and books on topics like medical sociology and the sociology of mental illness

Finding scholarly articles

Look for subject headings, descriptors, etc. in item records that match your topic to zero in on that database's terms

Think about the topic of the database: don't need to search "health" in PubMed.

Remember Articles+ and Google Scholar for interdisciplinary topics.

Finding research/policy briefs

Social Sciences Librarian

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Kristan Shawgo
Davis Library
UNC-Chapel Hill
Available for meetings on Zoom