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SOCI 122: Applied Sociology Capstone

Applied Sociology Capstone

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Library Workshop Goals

Welcome! In these workshop activities, you will have the opportunity to:


  • Develop and practice strategies for mapping capstone questions to databases.
  • Apply your new awareness of white papers (purpose, audience) by identifying one publisher and report
  • Identify strategies for growing your literature review (cited by, pearl growing, works cited)
  • Trace a scholarly conversation around one article of relevance that you identify


Library Workshop Goal:


Find 2 research scholarly articles and 2 white papers studying similar phenomena with respect to your social issue that you might use in your literature review. 

Workshop Exercise 1 (Synchronous)

Topic Development and Search Form 

Use this Google Form for our in-class exercise. Be sure to select "Send me a copy of my responses".

Workshop Exercise 2 (Asynchronous)

Find 1 scholarly article that looks like it has potential for your topic. You can "grow" your literature review using this article by finding 1 article it cites (finding the "before" conversation), and looking for 1 article that cites it (finding the "after" conversation). 

Once you have chosen your article, use the article's references list to find the "before" conversation and use Google Scholar to find the "after" conversation. 

To find the full-text of those articles in the library, use the Library Journal Finder.

Post the citations for your 3 articles in this Jamboard under your name.

Example citation:

Mann, B. (2019). "Whiteness and Economic Advantage in Digital Schooling: Diversity Patterns and Equity Considerations for K-12 Online Charter Schools". Education Policy Analysis Archives , 27 (105–107), 1–28. Article link. 

Extra: Source Matrix & Example Matrix

Use the source matrix below to record information about your sources and organize your sources.