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Sociology 380: Social Research Methods: Background Information

A Guide to Library Resources for Sociology 380

Background Research

Finding background information about a topic is an important step of the research process. Consulting a handbook or subject-specific encyclopedia can help you put your research in a broader context and help point you to areas for further research.

Guidance on Social Science Methods

For the assignments in this course, it may be helpful to consult handbooks that describe methods for doing research in sociology and related disciplines.

More print resources

Hints to find more handbooks on social science research:  Browse the shelves at the Social Sciences, Health and Education Library.  The call number range for social science research methodology is 300-301 or H61-H62. The Reference and Reference Circulating areas have the newest guides and handbooks.

University of Illinois Background Information

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