1: Introduction: Some introductory remarks and a quick overview of the tutorial.
2: Overview: A general orientation to Queen's University Library and major research tools available from the library homepage.
3: Choosing Your Topic: Addresses selecting an appropriate sociological topic, tips on how to broaden or narrow the scope of your topic, and finding background information through discipline-specific encyclopedias.
4: Search Strategies: Search techniques you can employ to improve the efficiency of your search results.
5: Finding Books: How to search for books by title, author and topic (keywords) in QCAT, the Queen's Library Catalogue, how to locate them on the library's shelves.
6: Finding Articles: Characteristics of different types of articles you may come across in your research (scholarly, popular and newspaper); article indexes and databases including Sociological Abstracts and Academic Search Complete, Summon and Google Scholar.
7: Searching the Web: Search techniques for searching the web and tips on using Google's Advanced Search.
8: Using Information: Considers two very important aspects in the research process that occur after you have located a piece of information: evaluating and citing sources.
9: Conclusion: Tutorial wrap-up and where to go for research help if you need it.
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