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SOCI 307

This guide was created in February 2019 for Dr. Jackson's students.

Background Information

Consider using encyclopedias and other reference sources when you begin researching a topic. Some encyclopedias will provide more in-depth information than others, but any general encyclopedia is a good source to consult for background information of your chosen subject area. Most encyclopedias provide:

  • Main concepts, including names, dates, places
  • Keywords and subject terms related to topic
  • Lists of related articles or additional resources

Books and articles

Use the following databases to find books and articles.

Data

Use the following databases and websites to find data.

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