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Your project for this class requires you to locate several sources (written by sociologists - tips for identifying these are in the box below) and correctly cite them using APA format.
As you do your searches for books and articles (links to appropriate search tools are located on the tabs above) it is useful to develop a list of words for your searches. Librarians call these "keywords". To do this:
1. Think about the main concepts associated with your topic that you have selected from Chapters 3 and 4 from your textbook. For example, if your topic is "The Amish tradition of rumspringa and its effect on their children.":
The main concepts are the sub-culture Amish and the specific cultural tradition of rumspringa.
2. For each concept, select the best keywords you can think of to describe those concepts.
In this case you might try:
3. Think of synonyms for those keywords. Some people refer to rumspringa as "The Wilding" for example. Depending upon how successful your first search is, you may need to change a keyword or two.
4. Once you try a search, be flexible. If you have three keywords and you receive few results, remove the least important word and try again. In general, each keyword must appear in each result of the search. So, fewer words will provide additional results, although they will be less focused. If you received a large number of results you could include a word to limit the search to the outcomes and/or effects of rumspringa.
If you have difficulty locating a book or the articles for your project, please contact me. My contact information is on this page and I look forward to working with you.
I check my email and phone messages several times a day during my normal work hours (9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST Monday through Friday). I also monitor discussion boards in online classes that I participate in, with the goal checking them at least once each work day.
If you need immediate help after my work day ends, during the weekends, when I am on vacation, or if I am not available when you call, contact the librarian at the Reference Desk, send our reference staff an email, or chat with a librarian online (likely not a JCC librarian, but helpful nonetheless) as outlined on our "Ask a Librarian" web page.
I look forward to working with you.