Check databases on Subject Guides for specific types of institutions, such as business, education, engineering, etc.
Social Sciences Premium Collection (ProQuest) contains 14 databases, including Sociological Abstract, Social Services Abstracts.
NOTE: Do NOT check the Full text box--use the Find a Copy link to locate full text.
JSTOR, is a huge collection of scholarly books, articles and pamphlets. NOTE:Use Advanced Search to select journal collections
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (PQDT) Comprehensive -- Use the Advanced Search option. Check Help Guide for search tips.
ASA Citation Style (Purdue OWL)
Have some keywords to describe your research topic? Use them in Scholar OneSearch, (the Library Catalogs + Articles) option to locate materials on your topic!
NOTE: Scholar OneSearch is a Google-like search engine. If you want to search the phrase, higher education, use quotation marks!
Get basic information using Dictionaries & Encyclopedias, such as
International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Contains substantial, signed articles on aspects of social sciences.
Print/Online books, such as Dictionary of Race and Ethnic Relations
PLAN your research-- does the thesis statement need to be updated to reflect new information/knowledge? are there more keywords?
and check the ASA style manual on the Purdue OWL