Video link: Theorist Search in a Database
Visual: Advanced search box in SocINDEX
Narration: This short video will demonstrate a search in an article database for a theorist and his theories.
You can search in a database such as SocINDEX to look for more information about theories or theorists by using the Subject Terms link, located on the top of the page.
Visual: Subject Terms search page
Narration: If we wanted to find articles related to Karl Marx we could simply type in Marx and click on browse.
Visual: Results of Marx search on Subject Terms page
Narration: That will bring up all of the subject headings related to Marx and his theories. Select the one that most closely relates to your topic and click on search.
Visual: Article results of Marxist Philosophy search
Narration: This allows us to retrieve all of the articles that are associated with the theory we’re searching, in this case Marxist philosophy.
Now we have a collection of articles to read to gain more knowledge and broaden our understanding of the theory .
Visual: Library home page
Narration: And remember, if you have any questions, you can always Ask A Librarian.