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Writing Social Science: Starting Your Research

Getting Started

Find Books - Search the YULIS Library Catalog

YULIS Library Catalog

Search here to find books, e-books, journals, e-journals, DVDs & etc. that the library owns or subscribes to. Direct links to electronic resources.

  • Click on Title for more info.
  • Look for "Location" and "Call Number" to locate the book.
  • Includes both Wilf and Beren Campus Libraries.

Using Keywords

Searching the library catalog is different than searching Google.  

Keyword is a term that represents the main concept of your research topic.  Using keywords improves search outcomes.

When you are developing these keywords consider:

  • What are the most important words/phrases in your research question
  • How to describe your topic
  • How might someone else search for your topic
  • Do you need to use subject specific terminology
  • Synonyms
 

Specialized Search Techniques

Google Scholar

Google Scholar at YU  

 

Google Scholar uses the familiar Google interface to locate articles from scholarly and peer-reviewed journals and ebooks across multiple disciplines.

Look for the “Yeshiva U. Full Text” link next to each result. Use that link to get the full text via the Libraries’ subscriptions:

Google Scholar YU Full Text Link

To Quickly set up the Google Scholar library links, please Visit Here.