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SOCL 2321: Research Methods

Research tools for sociology topics

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SAGE Research Methods

Research Timeline

SAGE Research Methods is an online collection of books, articles, research project planners and a research methods webpage for sociology.

The Librarians have made Research Tutorials to help with questions, such as How do I choose a research topic? 

Sometimes browsing a list of topics may help. Check the 600+ topics listed in Global Issues in Context.
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   at the top of the page 

OR scroll down the page and click on this button for research topic ideas.

Independent Research Projects

Check the topics listed in Global Issues in Context. This resource provides different types of information resources, including a curated list of websites. Here's a sample from the database:

NOTE: Use the citation tools provided by the database. For APA style citation questions, search in the APA Style Blog--the style keeps changing as more information options appear!

Starting your Research

Literature Review

Sage Research Methods is a collection of reference books, handbooks and manuals on research. Useful Project Planners give brief overviews of research, such as literature review (and how to have a successful one), sampling and online surveys. Try out the widget below. 


Visit the Research Tutorials Guide for quick video/slides/checklists how-to-do research!

Helpful Hints from Sage Research Methods Online include:

Find Books, Journals, Films or Music with Scholar OneSearch

Search for articles, books, media and more with Scholar OneSearch.


If you know the title of a book, journal or video. . . 

Click on Browse

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