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SOCY 3171 Whiteness Studies: Get Started

This is a course guide for resources for Professor Wilken's class.

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Search Strategy

Think before you search! No matter which search tool you use (databases, Google, etc.), it always helps to have a search strategy. A little planning at the beginning of your research process will save time. 

Think of alternative terms, here are a few examples

  • Undergraduates
    • broader = college students, students, university students, etc.
    • narrower = freshmen, sophomore, junior, senior, etc.
  • Race
    • alternative terms = racial, ethnicity, nationality, etc.
    • narrower = white, black, Chicano, Hispanic, African-American, etc.

Here are two different versions of the worksheet we used in class:

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