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SOCI 3750: How Race Gets Under Our Skin: The Sociology of Race, Health, and Biomedicine

Prof. Amy Zhou, Spring 2021

About this guide

""Welcome!  This page highlights key resources for conducting effective research for Prof. Amy Zhou's course, How Race Gets under Our Skin: The Sociology of Race, Health, and Biomedicine.

This guide highlights key resources for conducting effective information research in sociology, including the following: 

  • Reference sources to find background information on your topic
  • Resources for researching COVID-19 and other pandemics
  • Catalogs to search for print and e-books and other media
  • Databases and recommended journals for locating scholarly journal articles 
  • Reliable sources of data and statistics
  • Resources for citing your sources and writing in sociology
  • Tips to to help keep textbook costs down
  • Information about remote library services during the pandemic

If you need assistance identifying additional resources, search terms or strategies, please schedule a research consultation

If you need assistance organizing, analyzing, or visualizing data sets, please visit the Empirical Reasoning Center (ERC).

Image: Multiphoton fluorescence image of cultured HeLa cells with a fluorescent protein targeted to the Golgi apparatus (orange), microtubules (green) and counterstained for DNA (cyan). Nikon RTS2000MP custom laser scanning microscope. National Institutes of Health (NIH). Via Wikimedia Commons.

 

Background information

Consult scholarly reference sources to get an overview of a topic, an introduction to a theory, definitions to discipline-specific terms, and more.