Course: SSI123 Introduction to Sociology

Professor Paul Udolfia
Instruction Librarian Ted Intarabumrung

Social Meeting

This guide is designed to help you research sociological topics. It includes an index of scholarly sources that should be used. Included in the list are websites and search engines that will be helpful in your research. If you have any trouble finding these sources, please ask a librarian for help. Good Luck! Any comments or suggestions are welcome!
  • RCC Library Home Page: Most materials found in this research guide are available at the library's home page.

Learning Objectives:

  • Able to identify types of information sources.
  • Able to locate information sources under subject-sociology in MBLN Online Catalog, and Subscribed Electronic Databases (Academic Search Premier, and Issues and Controversies ), as well as BPL-subscribed JSTOR.
  • Able to evaluate quality of the information sources.
  • Able to select the information.
  • Able to gather the information sources.
  • Able to take some notes of the selected information sources

Information Literacy

Types of Information Sources, prepared by the Pima Community College Library, Tuscon, AZ.



The on-line catalog provides access to the Library's collection of approximately 40,000 books, periodicals and audio-visual titles. These resources may be used to find information for assignments or general interest.
Tutorial for searching catalog and ordering books from Metro Boston Library Network (includes Boston Public Library)
Electronic Books



Browse these paper journals and magazines in the library's first floor periodicals section for articles about sociology.
  • Time Magazines
  • Newsweek
  • U.S News and Reports

Browse the list of electronic journals by E-journal List


Access to millions of journal, magazine, newspaper and reference source articles through our research databases.

Web sites

There are many good [insert topic] web sites on the internet. These web sites have been evaluated by library staff. Remember to always evaluate internet resources. To find out more about evaluating web sites, Lesley University has a very good guide.

Search Engines

Web sites

Open Access journals

Citing Sources: Style Guides

APA Style Tutorial
Duke Library Guide to Assembling a List of Works Cited
Laguardia Community College Library MLA and APA citation styleThe Owl at Purdue: APA Formatting and Style GuideThe Owl at Purdue: MLA 2009 Formatting and Style Guide

Basic Research Help

Please click the Ask a Librarian icon if you have any questions concerning these guides, need help finding material for your research or any general questions you might have.


Library Workshop.Gathering Inf.Sources.SSI123.pdf

General Library Information

Research guide prepared on 04-06-10 by Ted Intarabumrung: