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SOC 300 - New York City in the 21st Century (Fall 2017): Home

Introduction

Welcome to the class research guide for  SOC 300:  New York City.  Use the tabs above for a quick guide to some specially selected resources from Syracuse University Libraries.

This guide was created to assist students in finding and identifying sources that cover issues of urban sociology in New York City . This guide will also describe a few research skills that students can employ to find the most relevant materials such as developing key words, or evaluating and determining the types of  sources that are needed for their research.

For questions, please don't hesitate to contact the guide creator, Bonnie Ryan,  bcryan@syr.edu Librarian for Sociology.

Citation and Style Guides for your paper

Make use of the Writing Style Sheet for on the Sociology Department website https://www.maxwell.syr.edu/soc.aspx?id=405

Style Guidelines for Sociology

Check out the Libraries' page on Citation Styles for help with other citation styles such as APA, and citation management systems such as RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero or Mendeley.

Research Methodology

There are a variety of methods you can adopt for your research strategy, depending on your subject area or the outcome of your research.  Research methodology will differ depending on whether:

  • you are doing an empirical study, using quantitative data or qualitative information
  • If you are seeking very current sources, or
  • historical research

Your strategies will be different as will the type of information sources you will seek and find.

Writing a Sociology Paper

Literature Reviews

(The Writing Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Annotated Bibliographies

(OWL - Purdue Online Writing Lab)