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SOC 11A: Cultures and Ideas: Background Information

Research guide for Sociology 11A- Winter 2015.

General Reference Databases

If you want to search for a specific topic or concept across various disciplines to get different perspectives, you can also try the following online collection of reference books.  For example, do a search on RACE and you will get articles on "race" from reference sources in anthropology, psychology, sociology, biology, etc.

Background Information

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and Other Reference Sources

Encyclopedias, dictionaries and other reference sources are a great way to get started and to find background information on your topic from various perspectives.