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In order to search for information effectively, it is a good strategy to use reference books to learn basic facts and terminology about a topic. Here are books in the Reference Collection of the library and online reference books that will provide a good beginning.
Reference Books are located in the area near the Reference Desk. Reference Books cannot leave the Library, but can be scanned using the two high-speed book scanners located near the Circulation Desk.
Look for Reference Books by using the Library Catalog or browse the shelves. While Sociology covers a wide range of topics, the main Library call number area begins in HM.
Sample Sociology Reference Books
A Dictionary of Sociology by
Call Number: Reference HM425 .D5735 2005
Publication Date: 2007-03-05
Compiled by a team of sociological experts, it is packed with over 2,500 entries. All the entries are elaborated with clear descriptions and in-depth analysis, making even the mostcomplicated subjects easy to understand.
Encyclopedia of Sociology by
Call Number: Reference HM17 .E5 1992
Publication Date: 1991-12-01
This encyclopedia presents essays written by scholars about a large number of topics within the broad field of sociology. It continues to be useful both for scholars and professionals.
Handbook of Social Psychology by
Call Number: Reference HM1033 .H36 2006
Publication Date: 2006-06-09
Social Psychology is the study of how both intra-individual factors and social interaction influence and are influenced by individual behavior. The core concerns of social psychology include:
- the impact of one individual on another
- the impact of a group on its individual members
- the impact of individuals on the groups in which they participate
- the impact of one group on another.
Sociology Reference Books