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SocINDEX: What It Is and How to Use It: Field Searches, Subjects, Source Types

Indexes the major literature in the field of sociology.

Field Searches, Subjects, Source Types

Field Searches --You may designate if you want to search anywhere in the record (Select a Field (optional)), only the title, only the author, only the subject, etc., by changing the default fields. (See screen shot below.)

Subject Terms--Once you have executed a search, SocINDEX suggests subject terms along the left-hand side of the results (under Subject: Thesaurus Terms or Subject (which includes the author-supplied subject terms)) which you can AND with your original search to focus your search or substitute for your original search term(s).  If you want to AND a term with your original search, just check the box next to the term you want to AND into your search and then click on Update.

You can also limit your results to the Source Type (journal articles, book articles, dissertations, etc.) by clicking on a specific type in the left-hand side bar.

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