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SOCI 3928: Advanced Topics in Politics and Society

Prof. Debra Minkoff, Spring 2022

About this guide

Photo of Student Workers of Columbia-UAW on strike on a winter dayWelcome!  This page highlights key resources for conducting effective research for Prof. Debra Minkoff's course, Advanced Topics in Politics and Society.

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

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

Image: Student Workers of Columbia - UAW on strike, 2021. Photo by Madison Ogletree via Student Workers of Columbia - UAW. 

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.