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Sociology: Starting Page

This guide is intended to help Moorpark College students learn about a variety of resources for conducting research in sociology


Welcome to the Sociology Research Guide. This guide is intended to help you learn about a variety of resources useful for conducting sociology research and to provide you with tools to assist you in the following: 

  1. Finding books
  2. Finding reference materials
  3. Finding articles through the databases
  4. Finding Statistics
  5. Citing your sources in ASA, APA or MLA style

Before starting your research, make a list of the main concepts you want to learn about and identify the “keywords” that represent and describe these concepts. Consider alternative spellings, synonyms, acronyms and related terms for your keywords. Look at the "Help" pages of each database to find out more about refining your search results.

Example of related terms:
Gender equity: gender equality, sexual equity, gender inequality, sex roles, sexual inequality
Teens: adolescents, youth, teenagers
Women: gender, female (s), girl (s), ladies

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