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SOCI 3925: Advanced Topics in Law and Society

Prof. Debbie Becher, Fall 2019

About this guide

""Welcome!  This page highlights key resources for conducting effective research for Prof. Debbie Becher's course, Advanced Topics in Law and Society.

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

  • Reference sources to find background information on your topic
  • Catalogs to search for books in print and online
  • Databases for locating scholarly journal articles
  • Primary sources including case law resources and documentation of the legal services profession
  • Reliable sources of data and statistics
  • Database for locating news articles, transcripts, and videos
  • Resources for citing your sources and writing in sociology
  • Tips to to help keep textbook costs down

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: Courtroom gavel by onaeg news agency, 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.

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