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This guide will help you get started with research in Sociology at the City Tech Library and beyond.

Reference Resources

The library has many reference books like encyclopedias, dictionaries and atlases that are useful for sociology research. You can search for reference books by keyword or subject in the library catalog.

Print reference books are located on the shelves behind the Reference Desk on the 4th floor of the library. Print reference books can only be used in the library.

Many of our reference books are available electronically (ebooks) -- read them by clicking through the links in the library catalog. For off-campus access to ebooks, login with library number on the front of your ID. For more information or to report a problem, see Off-campus Access on the Library website.

Here are a few popular reference books for sociology. This is a select bibliography. For a more comprehensive look at the library's Political Science reference books, check the reference section under the Library of Congress (LC) call number beginning with the letter H.

  • Dictionary of the Social Sciences

CALL NUMBER: Reference - H41.D53 2002

  • Encyclopedia of Urban America. 2 vols.

CALL NUMBER: Reference - HT123.E5 1998

  • International Encyclopedia of Social & Behavioral Sciences. 26 vols.

CALL NUMBER: Reference - H41.I58 2001

  • Social Science Encyclopedia

CALL NUMBER: Reference - H41.S63 1996


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