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SOC 201 / PSC 202: Research Methods

Encyclopedias and Handbooks

4 reasons to consult a handbook or specialized encyclopedia:

  1. Start with a review of the history of the top research before you search for the newer work that builds on it.
  2. Review the essential arguments in order to decide upon the topic or to reject it.
  3. Conduct a more effective search for scholarly journal articles with background content and terms.
  4. Avoid the error of omission of failing to cite the key scholars on the topic.

The titles below are in our print collection.

  • Handbook of environmental sociology  GE195 .H35 2002 
  • Handbook of the sociology of education  LC191 .H254 2000  
  • Handbook of the sociology of emotions. Volume II  HM1033 .H37 v.2 2014
  • Handbook on gender and social policy  HQ1075 .H352 2018
  • International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences REF H 40 .A2 I5 2008
  • The Oxford handbook of cognitive sociology  HM1033 .O937 2019  
  • Sage Handbook of Sociology HM 586 .S24 2005

E-books are linked below!

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