If this is a new topic, get definitions for your terms from
International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Science, 2nd edition --major resource to help define your research terms and concepts, such as critical race theory, gentrification, or equity
Use Scholar OneSearch --similar to Google, but better for finding articles from peer-reviewed journals
NOTE: use the quotation marks to search for phrases, and the Filter My Results menu to get articles from peer-reviewed journals.
Try an interdisciplinary database, such as Academic Search Complete (does NOT search like Google!) but has helpful subject tags to help focus your search:
or JSTOR-- use the Advanced Search to select the subject collection(s) in your research area.
Check the subject guides to find Key Resources in your research area: databases, statistics, and onine reference tools.
Check the librarian directory to make an appointment for a research consultation. Or use the quick contact links below for subject librarians in the social sciences:
Anthropology: Christine Oka
Business: Khyle Hannan
Communication Studies: Brooke Williams
Criminal Justice: Roxanne Palmatier
Economics: Roxanne Palmatier
Education: Education Support Team
History: Karen Merguerian
Human Services: Christine Oka
International Affairs: Roxanne Palmatier
Journalism: Brooke Williams
Political Science: Roxanne Palmatier
Psychology: Kathy Herrlich
Sociology: Christine Oka
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