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SOC 302: Research Methods for the Social Sciences

Basic resources related to principles, research methods and data analysis used in sociology.

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ISU Library Quick Search - Books Only

NOTE: this will find both printed and electronic books!

Search Tips

There are many ways to locate books the ISU Library provides for researchers. Here are a few options to consider:

1. Use the Quick Search box above. Example searches might include: "research methods" AND criminology; surveys AND "rural life" (be sure to click on the Search button).

2. To find printed books, once you find 1 or 2 good books (remember you will need to get the call number of your book(s) to find in the Library.), head to the collection to find them. For an added bonus, look at books shelved nearby to find very similar books.

3. To find electronic books, follow tip 1 above and then use Tweak my results (on right side of the page) to select Full Text Online under Availability. On the results screen, click on the Online access link to open and read the book!

4. To locate books on specific techniques or methods: Run a search in the Quick Search box and click Search - for example: surveys or "focus groups" or questionnaires. When the results come up, change the Search Filter (left of search boxes) to SUBJECT and click on Search again. This will reduce your results to books that focus entirely on that method.

Your Librarian

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Lorrie Pellack
Head, Research & Instruction Services Dept.
150c Parks Library
Ames, IA 50011-2140
Phone: 515-294-5569