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SOC 3470: Sociology of Development

This research guide supports the course SOC 3470 Sociology of Development.

Start Your Research with The Basics

Take Advantage of Library Help & Tools

Librarians love to meet with students!  Feel free to contact me directly for a one-on-one research consultation.  My contact info is on this page.

Focus on Peer Reviewed Articles

Databases are really great when you want to find something specific to your discipline, or you want to be sure that you are getting the best resources available!  These are your best bets for development studies.

Here are tips for using databases:

  • Remember that if you are off-grounds when you want to access these databases, be sure to go through a library website so you are prompted for your NetBadge computing ID.  You will then be able to view the articles without having to pay for them.
  • Use the the "Find @ UVA" button to get the full text.
  • Limit your search results to "peer-reviewed" articles to get articles evaluated by experts.

Get Development Data

These sources are a great place to get data and information about major indicators of inequality. 

Consider these journals

These journals are directly related to the social sciences and women/gender.  You can search inside these journals.  Look for a link or a search box that says something like "search within this journal" to search only that journal (not the full database).  You can get really nice results this way!  

Consider these Journals