Sociology of Sex and Sexuality

Course Instructor: 

Alexis Shotwell

This course guide will highlight some resources that may be useful for your final paper, depending on the topic that you choose.

Keyword searching

Consult the course guide for SOCI 4850 for tips on keyword searching.

Subject headings

Subject headings are "tags" that denote the major themes in a resource.

In the catalogue, use keyword searches to locate good candidate resources; then check to see what subject headings have been used.  Click on the headings to locate other sources which have been tagged in the same way.

Many databases provide a searchable thesaurus so that you can discover what the subject terms are, and these databases will also help you to construct searches using these terms.  Sociological Abstracts has a thesaurus.  Consult the help within the databases for more information.

Other resources