This guide will help you conduct research for your literature review. If you get stuck at any point during your research, feel free to contact Amelia Koford or another librarian.
You can find scholarly articles using the QuickSearch tool. QuickSearch searches a huge amount of content, including things that are not scholarly and not sociological, so be sure to use the filters available.
For advice on what filters to use, read on!
Is it current? Is it peer-reviewed?
Double-check to see whether the articles you find were published within the past 10 years.
If you used the peer-reviewed checkbox, all the journals you find should be peer-reviewed . You can always look at their websites to make sure.
Look at the journal title. If you are not sure whether this is a sociology journal, try searching for the journal's website.
Another thing to try: See whether the database record lists the author's academic department. If they are part of a Department of Sociology, perfect! If the database only gives their name, try looking them up on the web.
Is it relevant to your topic?
Don't just trust the title. Read the abstract to help you figure out whether this article is relevant to your topic.
For your literature review, you will need to find articles that are:
Interdisciplinary gender studies journals:
TLU librarians offer in-depth research help.
Ask a Question: The system will prompt you to send a text or an email, or a live chat if a librarian is available.
During library open hours, ask at the main desk for help finding what you need or help setting up an appointment with a librarian.