SA 365: Gender and Intimacy in China

Contact info

For Library research help, please contact Moninder Lalli, Librarian for Sociology / Anthropology by email or Ask a librarian.

Research process

Start Your Research Here - This page gives you an overview of the research process, or in other words how to find materials for your essay.

Selected encyclopedias and handbooks

Use encyclopedias and handbooks to obtain an overview of a topic and to identify key authors and resources on a topic. Articles sometimes have maps and statistics.

For more, try the side tab, Background information

Find journal articles

Searching the "Databases for a discipline" is a great strategy to view articles that have been written within the scholarly journals of that discipline.  For help, refer to the How to find journal articles, What is a scholarly journal?, and Finding articles: Advanced search techniques [video 3:13 mins]

If full-text of article is not available from within the database, click on the "Get@SFU" to start a search.  If the Library does not provide access, then use the Citation Finder/ILL tab to request a copy from another library (free) through SFU Library's Inter-Library Loans (ILL) service.

Find books

Library Catalogue search guide

Search the SFU Library Catalogue: Advanced keyword

To find a specific book

  Use "Browse by title"

Examples of keyword combinations for some of the research topics

You can limit the result to "books" by using "Resource type" of "Books

Combine different concepts using AND
Combine same concepts using OR
quotation marks to search for a phrase
Use brackets for synonyms
Use asterisk (*) for different endings of words

Use pull-down menu and select, "Source Types" as "Books"

Note:  For Catalogue Search, when combining concepts, use CAPITAL letters ( "OR", "AND")

Selected books

Browse books using subject headings

Catalogue Search / Browse then change "Title" to "Subject" and enter your subject term

    Presentation skills and writing help

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