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Getting started with resources in Sociology

Welcome to the Sociology Research Guide.  Here you will find general information for conducting research in Sociology.  Search Find It to start discovering articles, books, journals, videos, and more.


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Encyclopedias and Reference

Not sure where to begin?  Need to identify terms or learn more about a subject? Start with reference sources like Encyclopedias and Handbooks.  These can provide quick background information and broad overviews of topics without going into too much detail or taking up too much of your time.  

If you are looking at an online encyclopedia, use search features or the table of contents to find the entry you are looking for.  Books in the Reference collection are located on the first floor of the Ross Pendergraft Library.  If you need help locating the volume, just ask.