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Prof. Baez - SOC102 Marriage and Family: Search Strategy

Find your Keywords

When searching for sources, use your keywords, do not type in whole sentences.


There is no one 'correct' search word to use. Different keywords will give you more results. Think of words that mean the same or something similar as your topic and try those words too.  E.g. Parents, Parenthood, Fatherhood, Motherhood, Families, Child Rearing, Parenting, etc



You may need to broaden or narrow  your search terms depending on your results :


Broader Search:  Gender instead of Women

Narrower Search: Housework instead of Gender Roles


Use the asterisk * to truncate words and widen your search. Famil* will search for Family, Families and Familial

Use quotation marks to keep phrases together: e.g. "Gender Roles"

e.g. search  Housework AND Gender AND {culture}

"Division of Labor" AND Marriage AND Gender AND {culture}

"Gender Roles" AND Men AND Chores AND {culture}

Try your search terms in different combinations to get the greatest number of results.


Find more Keywords

Browse through the article and the abstract and keywords/subject headings. This will help you find  additional keywords to search.



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