FE137/SO100 Thinking Sociologically (Murphy-Geiss)
Library Research Guide
Library instruction provided for Professor Gail Murphy-Geiss’ Block 1, 2010 class.
- Search the Tiger Catalog for books available in Tutt Library.
Try searching “college* or universit*” and “alcohol*”.
- Search Prospector for books available from academic and public libraries in Colorado. Materials can come in as few as 3 days.
- Search Google Books to identify books by words in the text.
Finding Journal Articles
Finding Full Text Versions of Articles
When searching article indexing databases, sometimes the full text of the article you need is not provided to you by the database. Or you have identified a citation in a bibliography or footnote and need to find the full text. There are two ways of finding the full text of any article that you need.
- Check Find Journals to see if Tutt Library subscribes to an electronic version of your journal or magazine or if we own databases which may have your article in full text. Find Journals a.k.a Tutt Link is available next to the citations in most of our databases.
- Request an ILLiad/Interlibrary Loan of your article directly from your database (use button or hotlink) or log into ILLiad and fill out an Interlibrary Loan Request Form. (Articles can come in as few as 24-48 hours.) You must be registered with ILLiad for either method to work – see First Time User Registration for Interlibrary Loan.
Look through the Sociology Subject Guide to find databases with statistics useful for your “Doing Sociology” paper.
See also the list of Statistical databases available at Tutt Library.
Citing Your Sources
Style guide / American Sociological Association
HM569 .A54 2007 (1st Floor North-Ref Desk, 1st Floor North-Reference)
Managing Your Bibliography
ASA style handbook available at Tutt Library; one is behind the Reference Desk and one is in the Reference stacks under call # HM569 .A54 2007
See Purdue OWL citation guide at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/583/01/
Creating a Survey
Colorado College has a license for the survey creation software Survey Monkey. Passwords are available at the Tutt Library Reference Desk.
Contact Reference Desk, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m., x6662, IM=tuttlibrarian
Contact Diane Westerfield, Electronic Resources & Serials Librarian, x6661, Tutt Library 208, email@example.com, IM=TuttDianeWesterfield (Yahoo), TuttDianeW (AIM), TuttDianeW@gmail.com (XMPP)
Last revised, 08-12-10, dw.