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SOC 100: Introduction to Sociology

A course guide for Soc 100, taught in Winter 2018 by Prof. Terence McGinn.

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Use books and journal articles to find two kinds of information:

  • theoretical perspectives that have been applied to your issue
  • examples of empirical studies that have been done on your topic

Sociological Abstracts

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Additional resources

Other useful databases for sociology and other disciplines

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