Use your research topic, research question, and/or thesis statement to brainstorm keywords and search terms.
Keywords are Critical!
1. Sample topic:
2. Brainstorm related terms: slavery, teenagers, adolescents, types of trafficking: sex, labor, organ, illegal adoption...
3. Brainstorm aspects of your topic: social justice, human rights, policy, sweatshops sex work, sex tourism...
Use different combination of terms in library databases to find the most & sources.
EBSCOhost is a database of millions of news & magazine articles, scholarly journal articles, eBooks, & videos.
JSTOR is a database of HIGHLY scholarly journal articles and chapters from eBooks published by universities.
(After clicking, add keywords to narrow your search & limit to Sociology Journals on left.)
Check out some of MiraCosta's News & Controversial Issues databases!
Here is a list of MiraCosta's 20+ News & Controversial Issues or here are some of the most popular. All of the following include Scholarly/Academic peer-reviewed journals: