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SYG 1000 Introduction to Sociology


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Welcome to the guide for Introduction to Sociology. You will find tips for research and helpful resources on this page. If you need more help please feel free to use the ask a librarian chatbox or email your sociology subject librarian Emily Mann

Effective Searches

Using the correct terminology helps to find quicker, and more effective results. To find the best information, make sure to implement the Boolean search terms: AND, OR, and NOT. Additionally, make use of quotation marks and asterisks to help maximize your search results!

Here is a short video to help you understand Boolean searches!

Quotation Marks

Place quotation marks around your phrases to make sure that the search engine locates the complete phrase, and not the individual words.

For example:

"john smith" without quotation marks in search bar

will find information on all people named "John," and all people named "Smith."



"'john smith'" in quotation marks in search bar

will only give you results for people named "John Smith."

***The Asterisk***

An asterisk acts as any combination of letters that follow the preceding word.

For example:

"writ*" in search bar

Gives you all words that start with writ!

This includes: write, writing, and written.

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