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Basic Research Strategies for the Social Sciences: Background Information

Basic research skills and resources in psychology, sociology and other disciplines of the social sciences. Research skills include: evaluating sources,finding and identifying journal articles, statistical information and websites.

Scholarly Encyclopedia

More Online Resources for Background Information

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.

Oxford Reference Online
Full-text reference books in the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences.

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