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Apply the CAARP Test:

Your research question is "What are the social benefits and liabilities for tribes developing casinos on Indian reservations?"

  1. Which database would be more likely to point you to articles relevant to your topic?

    • Sociological Abstracts
    • Biological Abstracts


    Sociological Abstracts indexes journals that focus on social consequences of human behavior, which is more relevant to your topic.

    Biological Abstracts indexes journals in the life sciences, which would not likely cover social aspects of your topic.

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