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Basic Research in Sociology and other Social Sciences

Basic research skills and resources in sociology and other disciplines of the social sciences including evaluating sources, journal articles, statistical information and websites.

Scholarly Encyclopedia

More Online Resources for Background Information

Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology - reference for students, researchers, librarians, and academics in the field.

CQ Researcher - An encyclopedia addressing public policy issues.

Encyclopedia of Urban America [electronic resource] : the cities and suburbs - Details selected major cities, suburbs, people, places, concepts, contemporary issues, history, and development of urban America.


UN - Global Issues
This website offers an overview of some of these global issues, and links to other resources where you can get additional information.

Print Sources for Background Information in Sociology


International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences H41 .I58 2001 v. 1-26

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women HQ 1115 .R69 2000 v. 1-4 REF
Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History E 185 E54 2006 v. 1- 6 REF
Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States E 184 S75 O97 2005 v. 1-4

Specific to Cities

Encyclopedia of New York City   F128.3 .E75 1995 REF

Encyclopedia of New York State F119 .E53 2005 REF

Encyclopedia of Urban Cultures  HT108.5 .E53 2002 v. 1-4