ERIC Number: ED270362
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Library Skills for Sociological Research: A Workbook for Soc 121.
Baum, Nathan; And Others
Designed as an instructional guide to help students develop library skills for sociological research, this workbook which accompanies an introductory college level sociology course is divided into ten chapters. Chapter one covers the author-title catalog; the Library of Congress classification system; card catalog filing rules; the subject catalog; subdivisions; tracings; and the subject search process. Chapters two and three cover major reference books and sociology journals respectively. Chapter four tells how to find journal articles using indexes and abstracting sources. Chapter five features magazines, newspapers, and newspaper indexes. Chapters six, seven, and eight cover public opinion surveys, statistical sources, and United States government documents. Chapter nine features the "Social Sciences Citation Index" and computerized information retrieval services. Chapter ten provides a simplified style manual guide to assist students with the proper way to acknowledge cited sources in research papers. The workbook includes chapter bibliographies, illustrations, and examples. (JH)
Descriptors: Card Catalogs, Databases, Higher Education, Indexes, Library Materials, Library Skills, Periodicals, Reference Materials, Research Skills, Research Tools, Social Science Research, Sociology, Statistical Data, Student Research
Richard Feinberg, Reference Department, Melville Library, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York 11794.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York at Stony Brook. Melville Library.
Note: Some illustrations contain small type.