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We are here to provide you with one-on-one help finding articles, original research, or data sets click here to book an appointment.

Please feel free to email me, Jenny Castel | 

Did you know you can also chat or text with one of our on-duty librarians?  

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To find articles, dissertations, and theses on social science topics go to...


Pro Tip: To find up to up to date sociological research as well as a broad range of studies over time, click on "Explore Discipline Hubs"








To find bite-sized statistics (along with downloadable charts and graphs) go to...

For tables of US Census data through a library database...

For US Census and American Communities Survey Data...


1. Watch this video to help you understand how to navigate and access the Census and ACS survey data on the US Census website

2. Go to and begin your search for tables of demographic data going back many years. 


For US. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission statistics on discrimination visit the EEOC 

Visit the US Bureau of Labor for more statistics

How to Read a Scholarly/Academic Article 

Often, the contents of an academic article cannot be grasped by a single reading.

You have to engage with it several times, but in different ways.

Step 1: Skim the abstract, introduction paragraph, and conclusion paragraph. 
Step 2: Skim the whole article
Step 3: Determine your purpose for reading the article
Step 4: Read specific sections critically to fulfill your purpose