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Sociology: SOC 212 Tips

Tips for Successful Literature Reviews

  • Use multiple search tools
  • Use multiple keywords (and track them)
  • Focus on what scholars say about each other's work - use both reference lists and "Cited by" options to find more

Brainstorming Keywords

  • Start a list of keywords and add to it as you explore
  • Look closely at lists of subject headings in library databases
  • Consider terms that are older, more formal, and the opposite of your topic

Additional Databases for Researching Sexuality