Tutor profile: David F.
Subject: Library and Information Science
How can I narrow my search down for my research project?
We often use Boolean search terms when we search a database, like Google Scholar. The three terms we use are: AND, OR, and Not. Combining these terms with the keywords, can narrow or broaden the results in our searches. The three terms serve different purposes. Here is a reliable source that offers more details and examples: https://library.uaf.edu/ls101-boolean
How do I cite articles for my Sociology Paper?
Usually Sociology departments use ASA Style citations. Here is some information about ASA Style citations: https://guides.library.unk.edu/c.php?g=510530&p=3488886 I would recommend checking your class’ syllabus in case your teacher wants you to use another citation style.
How do I find fewer results for my research?
Many databases, like library catalogs, have filter options that can be helpful in narrowing your search. Depending on the subject, you may filter results according to your research needs. I would be happy to help with database searching and research.
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