Sage Research Methods Online (SRMO). SRMO provides access to information about research methods compiled from a variety of Sage publications, including books/handbooks, articles, and the “Little Green Book” series, Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences. SRMO is searchable and browsable by author, and it includes a methods map, as well as video tutorials. Results can be refined to focus on specific academic disciplines of interest.
Great resource for learning more about what comprises a specific research method, with a view into how that method was applied within actual published scholarly literature.
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.
Oxford Reference Online
Full-text reference books in the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences.
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
Don't forget that all campus libraries have reference collections with scholarly encyclopedias, atlases, and other publications that may provide useful background information for your research.