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SOCI 3927: Advanced Topics in Immigration and Inequality

Prof. Randa Serhan, Fall 2021

About this guide

Letter from the Editor from Proxy, a 2006 Barnard student publicationWelcome!  This page highlights key resources for conducting effective research for Prof. Randa Serhan's course, Advanced Topics in Immigration and Inequality.

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

  • Library research session slides, worksheets, and feedback form
  • Reference sources to find background information on your topic
  • Catalogs to search for books in print and online
  • Databases for locating scholarly journal articles
  • Databases for locating news articles, transcripts, and videos
  • Reliable sources of data and statistics
  • Resources for citing your sources and writing in sociology
  • Tips to to help keep textbook costs down
  • Remote library services

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

Image: Proxy [Barnard student publication], Fall 2006, March-April 1992, pages 2-3, via Barnard College Archives Digital Collections

Scholarly reference sources

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