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SOC 0315: International Migration

Find articles, case studies, and other key resources for your coursework!

Get started with International Migration sociological research

Welcome! This guide will help you ask, investigate, and answer research questions in sociology. In particular, you'll find key resources that map onto your assignments this semester with International Migration (SOC 0315).

We'll also connect you with key resources at the library + where to ask questions.

a diagram showing five circles with a counter-clockwise cycle representing an ongoing cycle between the stages. The stages read: Think & Plan; Discover; Gather & Analyze; Write & Publish; and Share/Impact

Research is an iterative process. Image embedded from McMaster University

A research workflow for your coursework

Here is a roadmap for finding and analyzing migration-related sources from broad to specific. Each step here corresponds to a course page on the lefthand side of this guide:

  1. Prepare for research (critical approaches, search strategy and background readings)
  2. Find and cite key sources:
    • Peer-reviewed articles
    • Migration case studies
    • Grey literature and Migration-related organizations
    • Books and e-books 
    • News
    • Government publications
  3. Find data (if appropriate)
  4. Write your research with literature review and citation

Ask a question via your librarian (Cass)

Welcome! As a Social Science Data Librarian, I provide support to learners and researchers in sociology. You are welcome to reach out to me at any point - whether it's about an assignment, research project, dataset or tool, or something else.

Send an email: You can reach out with your question at:

Book an appointment: You can use this self-service link to book a time: Book an appointment during office hours.


Keep in mind: Brown students at ALL levels report they are still learning to conduct research and navigate resources. You're not alone! We're here to help!

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