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SOC 119: Race and Ethnic Relations

We hope this guide will offer resources, tips, and keywords to help with your research.

Power Searching Tip

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Try searching for synonyms and related terms connected by OR to increase the number of sources you find.  Examples:


universities OR colleges OR higher education

crime OR delinquency

racism OR prejudice OR bigotry

college education OR college degree





Brainstorming Tools

shadow of head, light bulb coming out Mind Mapping Practice


Hand Drawing a Mind Map

One of the best ways to create a mind map is to draw it by hand.  Grab some paper and a pencil--watch this mind mapping tutorial and you'll have a topic idea in no time! However, please be sure to get approval from Dr. Kaspar before finalizing a topic.