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Sociology: Research Tools

Resources for your research

Research Assistance

The following tools and sites mentioned below are instrumental for gaining a better understanding of using QuickSearch and how to conduct a search.  Along with this, guides for citing materials and seeking one-on-one research help is made available.

Choosing a Database and Search Terms

This link goes over how to approach finding a database related to your research question.  With this, there is also guidance with selecting terms and keywords to search for more information or resources.

Using Quicksearch

This resource offers insight into the appearance and functionality of QuickSearch.  Going over entering an advanced search and refining results to find applicable materials.

Citation Tools

Rutgers faculty, staff, and students have access to a number of citation formatting tools to manage resources and have materials cited in different styles.  This includes, EndNote, RefWorks, and Zotero.  The library also recently gained access to an online version of the Chicago Manual of Style (16th and 17th edition).

Citing Styles

Depending on academic discipline, a specific citation style will be designated.  This link goes through the different styles with tutorials and videos for formatting the citations and making sure proper credit is given.

Finding Resources

This page review different steps and suggestions with the research process.  Tutorial videos and quizzes help to explain the decisions with information and seeking and practice these skills.

Seeking Assistance

Users can seek librarian assistance via email, chat, or telephone through the Rutgers University Library website.  For specific research questions, librarians specializing in that field can be found here and contacted for help.

Contact Triveni Kuchi for sociology

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