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SOC 111 • Principles of Sociology: Introduction

Library resources and information supporting SOC 111 with Dr. Piscitello


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SOC 111 Library Guide

This guide supports your sociological perspectives paper for Dr. Piscitello's SOC 111 Principles of Sociology course.

Here you will find library resources and information used during your library instruction sessions.  

Guide Overview

This library guide includes:

  • Introduction: A guide overview with links to Archer Library and References in the drop down menu.
  • Library Databases • Sociology: Archer Library database resources selected for use with sociology research. Drop down menus includes a link to the full A to Z database list.
  • Evaluating Information: Explore how to apply CRAAP text criteria to evaluate information resources. Download one of the handouts to use later.
  • Research Starters • Activity: Apply skills introduced during the library session.
  • Books & eBooks:  Introducing use of the library catalog and OneSearch to locate books and eBooks.

Using this Guide

Navigate this library guide using the tabs at the top of the page.  During instruction, resources will be presented from left to right, starting with this welcome page.  After class, explore and review resources as needed. There really is no wrong way to use the resource.  

This guide will remain available at the conclusion of our instruction session and, like all Archer Library guides, accessible online 24/7.  

Questions? Need help?

If you have questions about any of the Library resources presented in this guide, or need help using them, feel free to contact me via email at

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