Sociology 492: Senior Seminar

Resource links to research focused on sociology

Use this guide to find resources to write your senior research paper. 

Collections Strategist & Anthropology, Sociology Librarian

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Anne Larrivee
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Contact:
610-436-2381

Library Catalog Search

*Note- this search will not search within library databases so it will not provide articles

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When searching within article databases, avoid searching complex phrases.

For example if you're searching how gentrification has impacted low income communities, search for a combination of terms such as ---

(gentrification OR gentrify) AND ("low income" OR socioeconomic) AND (communit* OR neighborhoods)

Note, an asterisk with search for different variations of a term and quotes will indicate a term rather than two separate words

Stay Focused! Here are some Narrower Areas Related to Sociology

  • Communication
  • Race relations
  • Social psychology
  • Power
  • Equality
  • Populations
  • Social history
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Ethnic relations
  • Social conflict
  • Conservatism
  • Social structure
  • Social ethics
  • Social marginality
  • War and society
  • Information society
  • Individualism
  • Sociological jurisprudence
  • Critical theory
  • Social integration
  • Secret societies
  • Social control
  • Social mobility
  • Socialization
  • Human settlements
  • Social institutions
  • Social systems
  • Social contract
  • Social capital
  • Communism and society
  • Social prediction
  • Hegemony
  • Degeneration
  • Risk
  • Family research
  • Progress

Resources for Brainstorming Topics

Resources for Article Searching

Archival/ Primary Sources/ Historical Perspective Resources

West Chester University   ---    WCU Libraries  25 West Rosedale Avenue, West Chester, PA 19383  610-430-4400