BCC Libraries offer a variety of databases in which you can locate magazine, newspaper, trade, and scholarly journal articles. The databases below have been chosen especially for research for SOC101.
Why should you do research in academic journals?
If you find one good article that supports your research, you can use the bibliography at the end of the paper to locate further research.
Boolean Operators (AND, OR, NOT):
Truncation (*): The "*" replaces any number of characters and will find all forms of a word root. For example, "therap*" will find therapies, therapies, therapist, therapists, theraputic, therapeutically, etc.
Wildcard (#): The "#" replaces extra charactors that may appear in alternative spellings. For example, "colo#r" finds both color and colour.
Wildcard (?): The "?" replaces one character. For example, "ne?t" finds neat, nest, or next, but will not find not.
Phrase (" "): Enclosing two or more words in quotation marks " " tells the database to look for those words in that exact order, without other words in between. Most, but not all, databases recognize this command.