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SOC 324: Domestic Violence: Home


You need to find a minimum of four sources to research a particular topic related to domestic violence, with the goal of making an infographic.  No more than one source can come from your textbook or class readings.  The other sources must come from peer-reviewed journals or scholarly books. This guide will provide suggestions on where to search for scholarly sources, as well as data, to inform your infographic.

This page focuses on information sources for your topic.  Click on the tab Making Infographics for resources for that part of your project.

Finding Books

Search our Catalog for Books

Search the URSUS catalog for books about domestic violence, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and more. There are many books in our collection that address the myriad groups and people who face violence in their relationships. These include people who are of various gender identities, sexual orientations, socio-economic statuses, nationalities, races, ethnicities, and more.

Below, you will find links to our catalog using different subject terms, so you can explore aspects of this subject in much greater depth. 

Finding Scholarly Articles

Use these tools to search for articles by topic.  In Sociology Collection and PsycInfo, be sure to select the "Peer Reviewed" option to limit your results.

Also in those two databases, using the Advanced Search function can help locate better information.  Here's an example from Sociology Collection:

Interlibrary Loan

If you find a scholarly article that looks perfect, but Fogler Library does not have access, you can place an Interlibrary Loan request through the ILLiad program.  You will need to create a free account first.

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