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This guide provides search strategies and recommended resources for research in Social Science 101 with Prof. Tina Kistler.

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Your Assignment

Your assignment requires you to work as a team to explore a social issue or problem from the perspective of different disciplinary lenses in the social sciences. You will use background information on your team's broad topic to help you formulate an individual research question. You will find at least three peer-reviewed research articles from the perspective of your disciplinary lens to help you answer your research question. To represent your lens, each article must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • the author is a scholar with credentials in the discipline (such as a PhD in the discipline and/or a position as a professor in that discipline) 
  • the journal as a whole is devoted to the discipline

Getting Started

The information on the following tabs of this guide will help you identify keywords for your topic, find and evaluate different types of sources, and cite your sources.

If you need more help with your research, contact a librarian by chat, phone, email, or in person, or explore the library's online tutorials.

For writing help, contact the Writing Center in the Cartwright Learning Resources Center (CLRC). The Writing Center offers one-on-one tutoring and a variety of helpful support materials.

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Ellen Carey
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