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Seminar w/ Dr. Kristi Hoffman: SOCI 454 Resources

Your one-stop source for useful databases, effective search strategies, and guidance with your literature review.

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WHERE to gather information: Databases Worth Your While

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The landing page for Fintel Library is a great place to begin. More narrowly focused collections of electronic journals can be found below.

Search Secrets! (Click to watch video.)

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Once you've determined your topic, it's time to do some brainstorming! No need to get on a computer quite yet! In fact, it's probably best to to this with paper and pencil.  Click on the image above to see what happens when we are too anxious and we overlook the mind mapping and brainstorming needed to get good results. Don't forget to to return to this page after watching this short video.
(Source: Leonard Lief Library of Lehman College.)  

Your Annotated Bibliography

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Looking for a clear explanation on how to do your annotated bibliography? Look no further! Click on the video above!

Your Literature Review


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literature review is summary that pulls together, interprets, and logically arranges the current state of knowledge on a subject that others have been researching. It can be done as an introduction to one's own research, or it can be presented as a stand alone paper.  Have a look at the video above to get a clear understanding of how to write your literature review.