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Sociology and Legal Studies: SOC 101 Aurini

About This Page

This page is for students in Sociology 101 with Prof. Janice Aurini. It provides information on how to find and access  peer-reviewed journal articles for the literature review portion of the assignment. 

Cite Using APA or ASA

It's important to cite your sources properly and give proper credit for ideas. This research project requires that you cite your work using APA.

Suggested Databases to Search

To find peer-reviewed academic articles try searching any of the following

How to Write a Literature Review

What is a literature review?

A Literature Review is exactly what it says, a review of the literature. This is the space where the author cites the work they've read and identifies themes, areas of agreement or disagreement and generally gives an overview of what research has already been done in an area. 

Below are some links to useful resources about how to create your literature review.

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Check If a Journal is Peer-Reviewed

Want to check if a journal that you found articles in is peer-reviewed? Search for the journal in Ulrichsweb to see if it's "refereed." If it is, you know that the journal is peer-reviewed.