Specifically: "CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international
literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral
sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations
to book reviews drawn from over 1,700 serials publications, and also
provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference
papers. Records added after 1974 contain in-depth and nonevaluative abstracts
of journal articles". CSA Sociological Abstracts is a bibliographic
database providing citations and summaries but not the text of the journal
article. To retrieve the text of the journal article "click" on Find it/SFX.
is software that links the CSA database to O'Neill Library holdings and
access to an electronic version.
Finding periodicals in O'Neill Library
provides the search procedure for the paper or microform copy while
provides a link to the electronic version.
The thesaurus, a dictionary of descriptors, displays all terms that have
relationships with the found item (eg, broader and narrower terms) plus
any explanatory notes.
Research method in which data are gathered by researchers serving or
of a group or organization. The researchers' scientific motives may be
from subjects or revealed depending on circumstances.
[Formerly Research Methods]
Scope Note: Interrelated
techniques for formulating research problems, and collecting, analyzing,
and presenting findings.
Narrower Terms: Empirical
Methods, Methodology (Data Collection), Methodology (Data Analysis), Methodology
(Philosophical), Qualitative Methods, and Quantitative Methods.
Related Terms: Experiments,
Interviews, Hypotheses, Measurement, Models, Observation, Participant
Observation, Reliability, Research, Research Design, Statistics, Surveys,
Sampling, Validity, and Verification.
Note: Not all bibliographic
records include a specific descriptor such as, participant observation,
therefore search "participant observation" in the abstract field to expand
Participant Observation (D607400)
Research method in which data are gathered by researchers serving or posing
members of a group or organization. The researchers' scientific motives
concealed from subjects or revealed depending on circumstances.
When searching Sociological
Abstracts for a review of the literature on your topic use the descriptor
or insert the phrase "review
of the literature" in the abstract field.
Searching Tips: group or cluster words, (social OR society), (social*
OR societ*), (ethnic OR immigrant* OR cultur* ), (women OR female* OR mother*),
(youth OR teenage* OR adolescen* OR college student*)
provides access to the full text journal article. [with links
to Electronic Journal Collections, Serial Solutions, JSTOR, Project Muse]
Statistical Abstract of the United States
Paper copy available at the O'Neill Reference Desk. Excellent
source for statististics on your topic.
Research Guide: Sociology -Resources and Research strategy
- Books and bound volumes of journals are shelved in the STACKS
and arranged alphabetically in
Library of Congress Call number
HM is the call number for Sociology books. The HM call number labeled books
are shelved in the stacks on Level #4.
- For our purposes consider serials, periodicals, academic journals
and scholarly magazines as one in the same .
Library Research Guides
Research Guide for Sociology
- Sign up for RefWorks, software that organizes your list of references
into a style format. Services,
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