This guide provides help finding sources for the Winter 2023 SOCI 315 Learning through Practice assignment #1.
Please refer to your assignment instructions for additional requirements and details.
This assignment is asking you to think about how previous research can inform a potential sociological study relating to a world pandemic (i.e., COVID-19).
As the following video illustrates, reviewing existing literature on a topic is a critically important part of developing an academic research study:
You need two peer-reviewed articles to complete this assignment.
The following provides a quick refresher on peer-review of scholarly sources:
It can take years to get a research article published and some areas of research are explored more than others, so the articles you find might not be on the exact same topic that interests you. That's totally okay. Just make sure that the articles you use can help to frame your interest into a research question and new area of sociological investigation.
Here's a video that helps to explain how to approach a research topic when looking for sources:
Useful databases for finding articles for this class are noted below.
Tip: Since you need to identify a topic for a potential sociological study, try starting with the Library's main sociology databases: SocINDEX and Sociological Abstracts.
For additional options, visit the Library's Find a Database list.
Watch the Library's tutorial "1.5 Search Language" to learn more about database searching.
The two articles you use in your assignment should meet the following criteria:
Citations for the articles you use should follow this example:
Thirsk, L. M., Stahlke, S., Perry, B., & Gordon, B. (2022). #Morethanavisitor: Experiences of COVID-19 visitor restrictions in Canadian long-term care facilities. Family Relations, 71(4), 1408-1427. https://doi.org/10.1111/fare.12712
For more information and examples, visit the Library's APA Citation Guide.