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SOC 271 - Introduction to Sociological Research (Burr)

Introduction to Sociological Research

The resources and information in this guide will be helpful as you find sources for your research proposal.

Key Sociology Databases

Sociological Abstracts
Major database for sociology journal literature that also includes book chapters, dissertations, conference papers, etc.

Includes sociology literature along with ethnic and racial studies, demography, criminal justice and related areas.
Annual Review of Sociology.
Volumes of collected essays on various aspects of sociology.  All articles are in full text from 1975 to the present.


Key Reference Sources

 21st Century  Sociology:  A Reference Handbook.  Reference  HM  585 .A13 2007  Floor 2 and Online.
 This two volume set and online source is a collection of over 100 articles on all aspects of sociology including demography, crime, environment, feminism, politics, social movements, etc. 

Cambridge Handbook of Social Theory, Volume 1: A Contested Canon.
Cambridge Handbook of Social Theory, Volume 2:  Contemporary Theories and Issues.

This two volume online set offers both the classical theories (volume 1), as well as the diversity of more recent theories (volume 2) in the field of Sociology.

Encyclopedia of Social Theory   (Online)

This source covers major contemporary social theories and the people who developed them as well as their application within social problems and research.


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