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Background Information

Annual Review of Sociology Restricted Resource
1975-present. Annual summary and analysis of research in the field of sociology. Good source for an overview of the current state of research on a given topic at a given point in time.
Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology
Print Location: Burling 2nd Floor HM425 .B53 2007 (10 volumes)

International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Print Location: Burling Ref H 41 .I58 2001 (10 volumes) Restricted Resource

New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics
Print Location: Burling 2nd Floor HB61 .N49 2008 (8 volumes)


Sociological Abstracts Restricted Resource
1952–present. Includes citations and abstracts for articles in journals, conference papers, books, and dissertations in the social and behavioral sciences.
Social Services Abstracts Restricted Resource
Indexes and abstracts articles in the fields of social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. Subject areas cover abuse & neglect, addiction, crisis intervention, gerontology, poverty & homelessness, and more.
WorldCat Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
Before 1000 BCE to the present. Catalog of millions of books, web resources, and other materials held in libraries worldwide, maintained by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). The best way to identify resources beyond Grinnell College's collections.

Resources at Grinnell

Library of Congress Classification
If you want to browse the shelves to see what books Grinnell has on a topic, this guide can help you find the right areas to browse.
Oxford Guide to Library Research
Print Location: Burling 1st floor Z710 .M23 2005
If you're interested in becoming a serious researcher, this book can help you learn more about the topics covered in your library sessions.
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