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Sociology: Encyclopedia &Databases

Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior.

Encyclopedias, Handbooks and Dictionaries

Reference Sources


Gale Virtual Reference

The Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Start here If you need help on choosing or getting information on a topic.

Oppossing Viewpoints in Context

A one-stop source for information on today's hottest social issues. Resources include viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites. Click icon below.


Global Issues in Context

Global Issues in Context ties together sources to present a rich analysis of issues - social, political, military, economic, environmental, science related, health related, cultural - and headlines in world hot spots.