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Social Mobility: Home

Resources for SOC 101 Family Social Mobility research assignment

Finding Books and Articles

To find books, use the Find Books tab above to search the library catalog.

To find professional journal articles, magazine articles, and current newspapers, use the Find Articles tab above.

Create searches in the catalog & databases using the language found in the subject headings below. 

These words are always good search terms.

Subject Headings for social mobility topics:

American dream
Blue collar workers -- United States
Equality -- United States -- Case studies
Middle class -- United States
Poor families -- United States
Social classes
Social classes -- United States
Social mobility
Social mobility -- United States
Social status -- United States
Social structure
Social values -- United States
United States -- Social conditions -- 1945-
United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1945-
United States -- Economic policy -- 21st century
Urban poor -- United States -- Case studies
White collar workers -- United States
Working class -- United States
Working poor

Article Databases

Use the following to find peer-reviewed, scholarly articles. The databases below are only a small selection of the ones available under the Find Articles tab above

Finding Websites

Suggested Reference Sources

Use the following sources to get started on your research and to find bakcground and statistical information relating to your topic.

Electronic Sources:

Note--you may need to enter your full seven-digit Carroll student ID to access off-campus. Click on links below to access.

Print Sources

Note--the following items are located on the library's main floor, organized by call number, and cannot be checked out.