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SOC3010 Spring 22: Research Methods: Books & Encyclopedias

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Getting Started

When looking for books or media, you'll want to start with Search All, our all-in-one-search tool.  Search All combines our Books & Media search with most of our Databases, allowing you to find articles, books, and other resources, all in one search!

Enter simple terms or concepts, rather than long phrases and questions.  For example, use terms like “gender” or “free trade” rather than “gender discrimination at work/glass ceiling”.  In this case, less is better…  Too many terms make it harder to find resources!

Combine more than one term or concept to narrow your results, and use the different limits on the results page to narrow even more.

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