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SOCI 691H/692H: Honors Thesis in Sociology: Research Process

Research Design and Reference

Library Data Services

Library Data Services cater to researchers interested in working with data, mapping, texts, visualization, and technology. Many of these services are available online. Davis Library Data Services, located on the second floor of Davis Library, offers:

  • A computing lab with specialized software for GIS and data visualization & analysis.
  • Walk-in assistance provided by knowledgeable student consultants during set hours
  • Consultations with specialists for more in-depth inquiries (by appointment).
  • Spaces for collaboration and presentation, complete with white boards and external displays.
  • Technology short courses and programs that promote digital scholarship. .

The Odum Institute

The Odum Institute is located on the second floor of Davis Library. They provide quantitativequalitative, and mixed methods services, training, and consulting. They are a great resource if you are designing a survey, conducting interviews or if you are interested in taking a short course on social science research. 

Interlibrary Loan

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Can't find the article, book, or report you need at our library? You can request it from another library through interlibrary loan.

Other Guides

Writing & Citing


UNC Writing Center has in-person, online & asynchronous consultation available. 

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Citing Information Tutorial

Guide to Citing Data - This guide provides guidance on how to construct a citation for data. Doing so is important to acknowledge the work of others if the data is not your own but, even if it is your own, to enable others to find (and perhaps re-use) your data.

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Social Sciences Librarian

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

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