SOCI 2445

Changes to Library services during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Sociology of Deviance

Course Instructor: 

Adina Ilea


Finding the right words and concepts

Subject guides (on the right hand side of this page) have information about reference materials such as dictionaries and encyclopedias, which can give you background information about your topic (and relevant terms to use when searching).  They also have information about indexes and abstracts, which include article databases.

These will provide basic background information to help you evaluate the resources you find while searching and they will provide you with the right search terms.

Focusing your topic

If you are having trouble focusing your topic, read the "From topics to questions" chapter of

  • The craft of research / Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams, Joseph Bizup, William T. FitzGerald.

Doing library research

For conducting library research in general, borrow this book:


Check out the sections below for more information:

Content last updated: February 19, 2020