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Sociology Guide: Background Information

Reference Materials

Reference books are things like encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, or other works that contain facts and background information. They are a good place to start in your research. They are often organized alphabetically, and beginning in the index (located in the back of the book) is a helpful to finding just what you need. The books below are just a handful of options. Choose a tab and click on the link for more information.

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Reference Books

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