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SOCI 3946: Global Health, Politics, and Society

Prof. Amy Zhou, Spring 2024

About this guide

Families United Against AIDS poster from South Africa circa 1990sWelcome!  This page highlights key resources for conducting effective research for Prof. Amy Zhou's course, Global Health, Politics, 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 
  • Opportunities to discover primary source collections, including the Barnard Zine Library
  • 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 with Jennie Correia, Social Sciences Librarian.  

For assistance organizing, analyzing, or visualizing data sets, please visit the Empirical Reasoning Center (ERC) or the Digital Humanities Center (DHC)

Image: Multicoloured hands forming a flower-like circle around the lettering 'Families United Against AIDS'; an advertisement for World AIDS Day by the Community AIDS Centre in South Africa. Colour lithograph, 199-. Via Wellcome Library AIDS Posters Collection.

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.