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Sociology: 36/90.266 Families and Society

A guide to Sociology resources available through the John E. Robbins library

Finding scholarly sociological sources for your class assignments

This page is geared specifically to the research assignments for the course Families and Society and will focus on using databases to find journal articles. Please also see the Finding Books page of this guide, for books on your topic.

Dr. Petrella suggested two topics to use as examples for how to do your research in the databases:

1. The evolution of family functions; what new functions do families now perform that they didn't in the past?

2. Effects of divorce on children

Pre-recorded videos using these sample essay topics to show how to use the databases, the searches I entered, and how I narrowed my search results: