About this page
This page provides tips for choosing the best resources to assist with your social sciences research.
Resources for Your Social Science Studies
Deciding What You Need
1. Does your assignment require books? Journal articles? Web sites?
- If your syllabus asks you for journal articles, click on the Articles tab, and learn about ProQuest.
- If your syllabus asks for books, click on the Books tab, and learn how to find books in the RTC Library Catalog.
- If your syllabus asks for web resources, click on the tab for your subject.
2. If no formats are specified, think about the age of the material you need.
- If you are researching something that is a established fact, try books (found in the RTC Catalog) or encyclopedias (found in the RTC Catalog) or Credo Reference (found on the RTC Library Database page). Examples of established facts include "the founding of Seattle", or "theories of Emile Durkheim".
- If you are reseaching something new, like "the latest trends in sociology", try journal and newspaper articles (found in ProQuest.)
Need More Help?
If you're not sure what you need, or how to begin, come in to RTC Library, call us at (425) 232-2331, or email us at librarian@RTC.edu. We'll be glad to help.