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Social Science Research Skills

This LibGuide is intended to support students' work on literature reviews for courses in Sociology/Anthropology and Political Science.


Welcome! This guide is intended to help you navigate the world of social science literature so that you can join the scholarly conversation with your own original research. Your research will "speak" to the current literature (for example, by offering a new example of a trend or idea or attempting to refute current assumptions), and you will need to be selective about which literature you choose for that conversation. After all, you can't talk to everyone!

This LibGuide is definitely a work in progress, so if you find that you need something that is not here, please don't hesitate to inquire. I will be happy to add your suggestions!

Research is messy, and you will have many false starts. But I am confident you can do this. Please remember to use me as a resource. Contact me to set up an appointment or we can chat over email, Gchat (now Google Hangouts), or Zoom. Be in touch.

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