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Sociology: 001 - Lopez

Sociology (SOC) 001 - Introduction to Sociology

This course provides an introduction to the general principles of sociology, emphasizing social organization, change and interaction. Reference is made to varied world cultures with concentration upon social institutions in our own society. Topics include culture, status, role, personality, socialization, social groups, social power, family, social stratification, collective behavior, and social change. 


Sociological Imagination

Two of the following--

  • Structural Functionalist
  • Structural Conflict
  • Symbolic Interactionism

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Red Box: Use the Search All tab on the library homepage to search all the databases at the same time; sort the results with the Refine Results toolbar on the left side of the results page.

Yellow Box: Search for database by name or view the A-Z list for database descriptions

Black Box: Search for a specific periodical (journals, magazines, newspapers) by name or view them grouped by subject. 

Green Box: Search for your course and view research guide


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Click Show More to find other sources.


Need ideas on where to take your research, how to narrow your topic, or what to focus on? Explore the subject terms by clicking Show More.

Individual Databases

Assignment Requirements

Type: Presentation

Length: 15 - 20 minutes

Citation Format: APA

Required Sources: academic sources

Example Sources:

Articles Academic/Scholarly, Newspaper, Magazine
Books Print, eBook, Reference
Media Video, Audio, Image
Websites .gov .edu --- no Wikipedia


Navigate to the Find Books tab and use the library catalog search box. 


Connect to the catalog by viewing the books below:

  1. Click on the blue link or image to open the item record in the library catalog. Take note of the school location, call number, and status. 
  2. To find similar books, click on Catalog Record and look at the Subject Terms to see how the item was cataloged. 
  3. Click on the Subject Term to navigate to items cataloged with that term and view results. 

To begin a new search after viewing a book, click Search/Home on the top left bar. 

Media Databases