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Sociology: Reference

This guide is intended to help you know more about Library and Internet resources in the area of Social Sciences. Use this guide as your starting point, come to the Library or Ask a Librarian for more resources and help.

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Search Gale Virtual Reference LibraryThis link opens in a new window Description of this database.


GVRL contains a collection of encyclopedias and reference works such as "Encyclopedia of Population", "Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol, & Addictive Behavior", "World Press Encyclopedia", etc.


E-Reference Packages

Search an online collection of encyclopedias, dictionaries and other reference books.



Reference books such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks and biographies help you find factual and background information about your topic

It is advisable to look at more than one source of information to get the most information and to have a more balanced view of the topic.

Google and Wikipedia could be good places to start your search for general and initial ideas about your topic. But you will always have to use Library resources to get more credible information.