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What is Sociology? - from the University of North Carolina


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Outline of the Library of Congress Classification System (what C.O.D. uses to arrange its books)
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Interlibrary Loan, to get books and journal articles from other libraries around the country.


Why Reference Sources?

Is your research topic too big to cover in a short paper?  Is your topic so specific that sources will be hard to find?

Before you even begin your research, start the process with reference sources-- in the Library's Reference Section or online in our databases.  Reference books, like subject encyclopedias, can give you a head start and make your research easier in the long run.  Use reference sources to:

  • find a topic
  • narrow your topic
  • find keywords
  • get background information on your topic

Reference Book Databases (where many reference books can be searched at once)
Credo Reference and Gale Ebooks / Gale Virtural Reference Library

Style Guide of the American Sociological Association (ASA) from Purdue University OWL
Style Guide of the American Sociological Association (ASA). Reference HM 569 .A 54.

American Countercultures: An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, Alternative Lifestyles. Ref. HM 647 .A 44 2009

The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. Reference HM 425 .B 53 2007.

Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology. Reference HM 425 .C36 2006

Contemporary Youth Culture: An International Encyclopedia. .

Demographic Yearbook [United Nations]. Reference HA 17 .D 45

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online.

Encyclopedia of American Social Movements. Reference HN 57 .E 594 2004

Encyclopedia of American Studies.

Encyclopedia of Community: From the Village to the Virtual World

Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture. Reference HC 79 .C 6 E 53 2011

Encyclopedia of Global Studies . (2012)

Encyclopedia of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. Reference HM 716 .E 53 2010

Encyclopedia of Human Relationships.

Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences.

Encyclopedia of Power. (2011)

Encyclopedia of Rural America: The Land and People. Reference E 169.12 .E 5 1997

Encyclopedia of Social Networks.

Encyclopedia of Sociology. Reference HM 17 .E5 2000

The Encyclopedia of Urban America: The Cities and the Suburbs. .

The Encyclopedia of Urban Cultures: Cities and Cultures Around the World. Reference HT 108.5 .E 53 2002.

Encyclopedia of Urban Studies. Reference HT 108.5 .E 634 2010.

The Ethnic Handbook: A Guide to the Cultures and Traditions of Chicago's Diverse Communities. General F 548.9 .A 1 E 87 1996.

International Encyclopedia of Adolescence. Reference HQ 796 .I 58 2007

International Encyclopedia of Civil Society. (2010)

International Encyclopedia of the Behavioral and Social Sciences. Reference H 41 .I58

Key Quotations in Sociology.

Keywords in American Cultural Studies.

The New Blackwell Companion to Sociology. Reference H 61 .B4773

Online Dictionary of the Social Sciences.

Outbreak! The Encyclopedia of Extraordinary Social Behavior. Reference HM 866 .E 93 2009

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History. Reference HN 57 .O 94 2012

The Penguin Dictionary of Sociology.

Principles of Sociology: Group Relationships and Behavior Reference HM 716 .P 756 2018

Principles of Sociology: Personal Relationships and Behavior Reference HM 1106 .P 756 2018

Public Opinion and Polling Around the World: An Historical Encyclopedia.

Sage Dictionary of Cultural Studies.

SAGE Dictionary of Leisure Studies.

Sage Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence.

The Social Science Encyclopedia. Reference H 41. S63 2004

The Social Science Jargon Buster: The Key Terms You Need to Know.

Sociology Basics. 2 vols. Reference HM 425.S63 2000

Sociology: The Key Concepts.

Statistical Abstract of the United States. Latest edition on Ready Reference, older editions at General HA 202 .U 5 S 93.

21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook.

Urban Dictionary.

We did What? Offensive and Inappropriate Behavior in American History.

The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Family Studies.

Youth Cultures in America: An Encyclopedia. (2016)


You must have a valid College of DuPage library card to access the electronic indexes and databases from off-campus.


SocIndex with Full-Text (1974-present). References & abstracts for journals for political science and other related social science disciplines.

Other Databases

Academic Search Complete [EBSCOhost]1984 to present; 1990 to present- full text). Abstracts from nearly 3000 journals and full text for 1250 journals including general reference, education, social sciences, humanities, general science, multi-cultural studies, library and information science.

Border and Migration Studies This database has streaming videos and other print content on various aspects of life along borders.

The Chicago Tribune newspaper.

Military and Government Collection of articles and bibliographic citations.

National Newspapers(ProQuest). This includes the Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.

Open Access Journals Directory (free full-text journal articles)

Policybot. This is a database of over 18,000 public policy reports and documents, most of them full-text & free online.

More COD Library journal and newspaper article databases.
Explanation of Scholarly Journals
Explanation of the Difference Between Magazines and Journals
How to Read a Research Study Article


See also the Diversity just below this section, along with the Racism and Discrimination research guide.

Background Readings
Ascribed Status
Caste and Gender
Caste System of India
Class and Caste
Class Conflict and Catholocism
Class Justice
Class Struggle
Downward Mobility
Education and Mobility
High Culture
Indentured Servants
Literary Theme: Class and Caste
Lower Class
Middle Classes
Moral and Social Equality
Petty Bourgeoisie
Poverty and Public Assistance
Serfdom - History
Servants - History
Social Class
Social Darwinism
Social Divisions
Social Justice
Social Mobility
Social Stratification
Socioeconomic Status
Working Classes - History

Reference Books
The American Middle Class: An Economic Encyclopedia
Atlas of Global Inequalities. (2011)
Class in America: An Encyclopedia. Reference HN 90 .S 6 C 564 2007
Encyclopedia of American Social History. Reference E 20 .E 6 1993
Encyclopedia of European Social History.
The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History. Reference HN 57 .O 94 2012


Background Readings
A discussion of Racism in the United States.
Citizenship Education and Diversity
Cultural Diversity
Diversity in Higher Education
Diversity Training for Organizations
Free Speech and Diversity
Hate Speech
Institutional Racism
Racial Identity
Racial Microagression
Racial Profiling
Religious Discrimination
Undergraduate Readiness for Diversity

Reference Books
Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Culture. Reference E169.12 .E 49 2001
Encyclopedia of Human Services and Diversity
Encyclopedia of Diversity and Social Justice
Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education.

Other Library Research Guides
COD Library Research Guide on Controversial Topics
COD Library Research Guide on Political Science
COD Library Research Guide on Psychology
COD Library Research Guide on Racism and Discrimination
COD Library Research Guide on Religious Studies
COD Library Research Guide on Social Problems
COD Library Research Guide on Women and Gender


  • COD Library Controversial Topics Research Guide
  • What is Globalization?

    Globalization in Society, History, and Culture
    Social Problems library research guide

    Reference Books
    Atlas of Global Inequities. (2015)
    Dictionary of Globalization Reference JZ 1318 .J 66 2006
    Globalization: A Reference Handbook (2008)
    Globalization and Security: An Encyclopedia (2009)
    Encyclopedia of Global Studies
    Encyclopedia of the Developing World Reference HC 59.7 .E 52 2006
    Globalization: Encyclopedia of Trade, Labor, and Politics (2008)
    Encyclopedia of World Environmental History Reference GE 10 .E 535 2004
    Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Issues: An Encyclopedia. Reference GF 50 .J 65 2003
    The SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society. (2015)


    COD Library Research Guide on Addictions and Substance Abuse
    COD Library Research Guide on Aging
    COD Library Research Guide on Controversial Topics
    COD Library Research Guide on Hunger and Food Security
    COD Library Research Guide on Psychology
    COD Library Research Guide on Social Problems

    Ethnic Inequalities in Health background reading.
    Health Disparities background reading.
    Medical Anthropology background reading.
    Medical Sociology background reading

    Reference Books
    Cultural Encyclopedia of the Body. (2008)
    Death and the Afterlife: A Cultural Encyclopedia .
    Diets and Dieting: A Cultural Encyclopedia. Reference RM 214.5 .G 55 2008
    Encyclopedia of Aging . Reference HQ 1061 .E 53 2006
    Encyclopedia of Aging and Public Health. (2009)
    Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience Reference HQ 1073 .E 544 2009
    Encyclopedia of Elder Care: The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric and Social Care . Reference RC 954 .E 53 2008
    Encyclopedia of Family Health (2011).
    Encyclopedia of Health and Behavior. (2004)
    Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition. Reference QP 141 .E 526 2005
    Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology: Health and Illness in the World's Cultures . Reference RA 418 .E 354 2004
    Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology. Reference GN 502 .E 63 2006
    Encyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development. Ref. HM 626 .E 538 2009
    Encyclopedia of Public Health. (2008)
    Encyclopedia of Women's Health. (2004)
    Ethnic Diseases Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information. General RA 563 .M 56 E 838
    Gale Encyclopedia of Senior Health. Reference RC 952.5 .G 3485 2009
    Health and Illness: A Cross-Cultural Encyclopedia. Reference R 733 .L 477 1997
    Health and Social Issues of Native American Women . (2012)
    Health Care Systems Around the World. (2013)
    Health Disparities in the United States: Social Class, Race, Ethnicity, and Health. General RA 418.3 .U 6 B 37 2008
    Key Concepts in Health Psychology.
    Key Concepts in Health Studies. (2014)
    Key Concepts in Medical Sociology
    Mental Health Care Issues in America: An Encyclopedia. (2013)
    Minority Populations and Health: An Introduction to Health Disparities in the United States. General RA 448.4 .L 38 2005
    Multicultural Handbook of Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics. (2012)
    Religion: A Clinical Guide for Nurses. General RT 85.2 .R 45 2012
    SAGE Dictionary of Health and Society Reference RA 418 .W 439 2006
    Science, Religion, and Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Culture, and Controversy. (2007)
    The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behavior, and Society. Reference RA 423 .W 554 2014
    Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices. (2014)
    Worldmark Global Health and Medicine Issues. (2015)


  • COD Library Controversial Topics Research Guide
  • Click here for an encyclopedia article on Families.
    Click here for an encyclopedia article on Dating in Later Life.
    Click here for an encyclopedia article on Love, Courtship, and Dating.
    Click here for an encyclopedia article on Marriage.

    The Collins Dictionary of Sociology. (2005)
    Cultural Sociology of Divorce: An Encyclopedia. (2013)
    Encyclopedia of Family Life. Reference HQ 534 .E 53 1999
    The Family in America: An Encyclopedia. Reference HQ 536 .H 365 2001
    Encyclopedia of Love in World Religions. (2008)
    International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family.
    Key Concepts in Family Studies. (2011)
    Marriage Customs of the World : An Encyclopedia of Dating Customs and Wedding Traditions . (2013)
    Marriage, Family, and Relationships : A Cross-Cultural Encyclopedia. Reference GN 307 .E 64 M 3 1994
    Parenthood in America: An Encyclopedia. Reference HQ 755.8 .P 3783 2000
    Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Family Studies.


    [You can also find information on this topic in the Anthropology, Body Language,
    Psychology, Social Media, and Women and Gender library research guides.]

  • COD Library Controversial Topics Research Guide
  • Background Readings
    Biological Bases of Sex Differences
    Courtship and Marriage
    Dating and Social Media
    Dating in Adolescence.
    Extramarital Sex
    Facial Expression of Emotion
    Feminist Sex Wars
    Human Sexual Behavior.
    Marriage and Sex
    Mate Choice
    Mate Selection
    Men's Magazines
    Natural Selection
    Pornography, Health Consequences of
    Pornography, Legal and Political Aspects
    Racial/Biological Basis of Sexuality
    Safe Sex
    Sex and Folklore
    Sex and Love
    Sex and Sexuality
    Sex Identity
    Sex in Established Relationships
    Sex Role Orientation
    Sex Shops
    Sex Tourism
    Sexual Attitudes and Practices
    Sexual Selection.
    Sociology of Sex.
    Speciation and Sexual Selection

    Reference Books
    The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Evolution. Reference GN 281 .C 345 1992
    The Continuum Complete International Encyclopedia of Sexuality. General HQ 21 .I 68 2004
    Cultural Encyclopedia of the Body. (2008)
    Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast. (2014)
    Cultural Encyclopedia of the Penis. (2014)
    Encyclopedia of Gender and Society. (2009)
    Encyclopedia of Hair: A Cultural History. Reference TT 957 .S 46 2006
    Encyclopedia of Sex. General HQ 9 .E 54 2000
    Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender. (2007)
    Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender: Men and Women in the World's Cultures. (2003)
    Encyclopedia of Sexual Behavior. General HQ 9 .E 4 1973
    Encyclopedia of Sexual Behavior and the Law. Reference KF 9325 .A 68 M 33 2006
    Faces around the World: A Cultural Encyclopedia of the Human Face. (2012)
    Gay Histories and Cultures: An Encyclopedia. Reference HQ 75.13 .G 37 2000
    Greenwood Encyclopedia of LGBT Issues Worldwide . (2010)
    The Greenwood encyclopedia of Love, Courtship and Sexuality throughout History. Reference HQ 21 .G 67125 2008
    Human Sexuality: An Encyclopedia. General HQ 9 .H 846 1994
    International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities. Reference HQ 1090 .I 58 2007
    Key Concepts in Body and Society. (2011)
    Lust: A Dictionary. (2011)
    Sex from Plato to Paglia: A Philosophical Encyclopedia. Reference HQ 12 .S 423 2006


    Privacy research guide
    Technology and Society research guide

    Background Readings
    Social Media
    Digital Divide
    Internet Addiction
    Internet Trolling
    Social Media
    Social Media and Food
    The Social Media Reader
    Social Networking

    Reference Books
    At Issue: Are Social Networking Sites Harmful? General HM 742 .A 742 2015
    Current Controversies: Social Media. General HM 1206 .G 563 2012
    Debates for the Digital Age: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of our Online World. General HM 851 .D 4325 2016
    Encyclopedia of Gender in the Media.
    Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics.
    Encyclopedia of Social Movement Media. Reference P 96 .A 44 E 53 2011
    Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining. Reference QA 76.9 .D 343 E 538 2014
    Encyclopedia of Social Networks.
    The International Encyclopedia of Digital Communication and Society.
    Media Psychology 101.
    Online Around the World : A Geographic Encyclopedia of the Internet, Social Media, and Mobile Apps.
    The SAGE Handbook of Social Network Analysis.
    The Social Media Revolution : An Economic Encyclopedia of Friending, Following, Texting, and Connecting.
    Tweeting to Freedom: An Encyclopedia of Citizen Protests and Uprisings Around the World.


    Related Research Guides
    Addictions and Substance Abuse library research guide
    Bullying library research guide
    Controversial Topics library research guide
    Death Penalty/Capital Punishment library research guide
    Environment and Ecology library research guide
    Fake News library research guide
    Gun Control library research guide
    Homelessness library research guide
    Hunger and Food Security library research guide
    Immigration and Immigrants library research guide
    Race and Racism library research guide
    Science and Politics library research guide
    Social Justice library research guide

    Reference Books
    Atlas of Global Inequalities. (2011)
    Culture Wars: An Encyclopedia of Issues, Viewpoints, and Voices. (2010)
    Culture Wars in America : An Encyclopedia of Issues, Viewpoints, and Voices. (2014)
    The Destructive Power of Religion: Violence in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, essays. Reference BL 65 .V 55 D 47 2004
    Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice. (2007)
    Encyclopedia of Asian American Issues Today. (2010)
    Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Social Issues. (2011)
    Encyclopedia of Homelessness. (2004)
    Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion. Reference BL 65 .P7 E 53 2007
    The Encyclopedia of Public Choice. (2004)
    Encyclopedia of Religion and War. Reference BL 80.3 .E 53 2004
    Encyclopedia of Religious Controversies in the United States. (2013)
    Encyclopedia of School Crime and Violence. (2011)
    Encyclopedia of Social Movement Media. Reference P 96 .A 44 E 53 2011
    Encyclopedia of Social Problems. Reference HN 28 .E55 2008
    Encyclopedia of Water Politics and Policy in the United States. (2011)
    Globalization : Encyclopedia of Trade, Labor, and Politics. (2006)
    The Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Civil Rights. (2003)
    Greenwood Encyclopedia of LGBT Issues Worldwide . (2010)
    Guns in American Society : An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law. (2012)
    Mental Health Care Issues in America: An Encyclopedia. (2013)
    Race and Racism: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic. (2014)
    Religion and Violence: An Encyclopedia of Faith and Conflict from Antiquity to the Present. (2011)
    The SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society. (2015)
    Sage Encyclopedia of Food Issues. (2015)
    Social Issues in America: An Encyclopedia. Reference HN 57 .S 624 2006
    Today's Social Issues: Democrats and Republicans. (2016)
    Vaccination Controversies: A Reference Handbook. General RA 638 .N 495 2013
    The World's Population : An Encyclopedia of Critical issues, Crises, and Ever-Growing Countries. (2014)


    Social Science Research brief overview.
    American Sociological Association Code of Ethics
    Fake News library research guide
    Finding and Using Data Sets
    Posters, Presentations, Displays
    Technology and Society
    Tests and Measures research guide
    Theories and Concepts
    Writing a Paper

    General Call Number area: H 61 - H 62
    The A-to-Z of Social Research: A Dictionary of Key Social Science Research Concepts.
    The APA Dictionary of Statistics and Research Methods. Reference BF 76.5 .A 7263 2014
    The Data Game: Controversies in Social Science Statistics. General HA 29 .M 236 2013
    Dictionary of Statistics and Methodology: A Nontechnical guide for the Social Sciences. Reference HA 17 .V 64 2011
    Dictionary of the Social Sciences. Reference H 41 .D 53 2002
    Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics.
    Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining. Reference QA 76.9 .D 343 E 538 2014
    Evaluating Research : Methodology for People Who Need to Read Research. General Q 180.55 .E 9 D 355 2018
    The Indispensable Guide to Undergraduate Research. General LB 2331 .C 453 2017
    Interviewing in Social Science Research. General HM 526 .F 85 2018
    Just Plain Data Analysis: Finding, Presenting, and Interpreting Social Science Data. General HA 29 .K 58 2012
    Key Concepts in Social Research. Reference H 62 .P 3234 2004.
    Keywords in Qualitative Methods: A Vocabulary of Research Concepts. Reference H 62 .B 5856 2008
    A Practical Guide to Evaluation [of Agencies]. General HV 40 .B 874 2014
    Program Evaluation Theory and Practice : A Comprehensive Guide.
    The Research Journey: Introduction to Inquiry.
    Research Methodology: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners. General H 62 .K 84 2014
    Research Methods in the Social Sciences. General H 62 .R 454 2005
    Research Resources for the Social Sciences
    Sage Dictionary of Qualitative Inquiry. Reference H 61 .S 4435 2015
    Sage Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods. (2008)
    The Sage Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods.
    Selecting the Right Analyses for your Data : Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods.
    The Sourcebook of Nonverbal Measures : Going Beyond Words. General P 99.5 .S 58 2004
    SAGE Stats database . Statistics arranged by national, state and subject categories.
    Statistical Abstract of the United States . Latest edition on Ready Reference, older editions at General HA 202 .U 5 S 93.
    A Tale of Two Cultures : Qualitative and Quantitative Research in the Social Sciences.
    Understanding Racist Activism: Theory, Methods, and Research. General E 184 .A 1 B 5583 2018

    Debunking Myths and Urban Legneds about Meta-Analysis.
    Doing Teams Research
    Dyadic Data Analysis.
    Modeling Longitudinal Data using Structural Equation Methods.
    Practical Scale Development Issues.
    Research Methodologies : An Introduction to Qualitative Research.
    Research Methodologies : An Introduction to Quantitative Research.
    Steps in Planning and Conducting Research. General H 62 .S 747 2011
    Tools for Testing Contingency Models.
    Using Secondary Data to do Quality Research.
    The LYNDA.COM database has many training videos for various types of research techniques and software programs.

    Posters, Presentations, Displays

    Background Readings of Articles about Different Kinds of Charts (click here).
    Data Visualization background reading

    Beyond Bullet Points : Using Microsoft PowerPoint to Create Presentations that Inform, Motivate and Inspire. General HF 5718.22 .A 87 2005
    Cool Infographics : Effective Communication with Data Visualization and Design. General T 385 .K 786 2014
    Displaying Your Findings : A Practical Guide for Creating Figures, Posters, and Presentations. Reference BF 76.8 .N 53 2010
    The Functional Art: An Introduction to Information Graphics and Visualization. General T 385 .C 33875 2013
    How to Write & Give a Speech : A Practical Guide for Anyone Who has to Make Every Word Count . General PN 4121 .D 388 2014
    Just Plain Data Analysis : Finding, Presenting, and Interpreting Social Science Data. General HA 29 .K 58 2012
    Mapping It Out : Expository Cartography for the Humanities and Social Sciences. General GA 108.7 .M 66 1993
    Power Points! : How to Design and Deliver Presentations that Sizzle and Sell. General HF 5718.22 .M 55 2007
    Presentation Skills for Technical Professionals. General HF 5718.22 .K 373 2010
    Presentation Zen : Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery. General HF 5718.22 .R 49 2008
    Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences. General HF 5718.22 .D 833 2010
    Show Me the Numbers : Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten. General HF 5718.22 .F 49 2004
    Slide:ology : The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations. General HF 5718.22 .D 834 2008
    Social Sciences Research : Research, Writing, and Presentation Strategies for Students. General H 62 .S 736 2008
    Virtual Presentations that Work. General HF 5718.22 .G 46 2010
    Visualizing Social Science Research: Maps, Methods, and Meaning. General H 62 .W 448 2012
    The Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics : The Dos and Don'ts of Presenting Data, Facts, and Figures. General HF 5718.22 .W 65 2010

    Write a Paper
    A Guide to Writing Sociology Papers. General HM 585 .G 78 2008
    Making Sense : A Student's Guide to Research and Writing : Social Sciences. General H 62 .N 67 2009
    Sociology Research Paper Ideas
    The Sociology Student Writer's Manual and Readers Guide. General HM 569 .J 64 2017
    A Sociology Writer's Guide. General HM 585 .Y 45 2009
    Successful Academic Writing: A Complete Guide for Social and Behavioral Scientists. General P301.5 .A 27 S 56 2017
    Writing in the Social Sciences. General PE 1479 .S 62 M 85 2010
    Writing in Sociology: A Brief Guide./em> General HM 569 .M 67 2017
    Writing Literature Reviews : A Guide for Students of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. General H 62 .G 35 2004
    Writing Papers in Psychology: Proposals, Research Papers, Literature Reviews, Poster Presentations and Concise Reports. General BF 76.7 .R 67 2003


    Material Culture research guide
    Science and Politics research guide
    Social Media research guide above.
    Social Problems research guide above

    Background Readings
    Adaptive/Assistive Technology
    Ethical Issues in Computing
    Intermediate Technology
    Robots and Social Robots
    Smart Mob
    Social Construction of Technology
    Social Impact of the Internet
    Social Theory of Science and Technology
    Technology and Social Change

    Reference Books
    Encyclopedia of Transportation: Social Science and Policy.
    Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering: An Encyclopedia.
    The Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Science, Medicine, and Technology.
    Sage Encyclopedia of Online Education.
    Online around the World : A Geographic Encyclopedia of the Internet, Social Media, and Mobile Apps.

    American Girls : Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers.
    Assassination Generation : video Games, Aggression, and the Psychology of Killing.
    The Big Disconnect: Technology and Loneliness.
    Cell Phone Distraction, Human Factors, and Litigation.
    Citizen Science in the Digital Age : Rhetoric, Science, and Public Engagement.
    Connected Gaming : What Making Video Games can Teach Us about Learning and Literacy.
    Connectography : Mapping the future of global civilization.
    Crowdsourced health : how what you do on the Internet will improve medicine.
    Culture as Weapon : The Art of Influence in Everyday Life.
    The cyber effect : a pioneering cyber-psychologist explains how human behavior changes online.
    The death of expertise : the campaign against established knowledge and why it matters.
    Debates for the digital age : the good, the bad, and the ugly of our online world.
    Does the Internet increase Anxiety?
    The environment in the age of the Internet : activists, communication, and the digital landscape.
    Ethics for the Information Age.
    The ethics of invention : technology and the human future.
    Free to make : how the maker movement is changing our schools, our jobs, and our minds.
    Getting gamers : the psychology of video games and their impact on the people who play them.
    Head in the cloud : why knowing things still matters when facts are so easy to look up.
    Hegemony, mass media, and cultural studies : properties of meaning, power, and value in cultural production.
    In our own image : savior or destroyer? : the history and future of artificial intelligence.
    Internet Abuses and Privacy Rights.
    Irresistible : the rise of addictive technology and the business of keeping us hooked.
    Is Technology Good for Education?
    Just ordinary robots : automation from love to war.
    Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art.
    Mass-mediated terrorism : mainstream and digital media in terrorism and counterterrorism.
    Mood and mobility : navigating the emotional spaces of digital social networks.
    Move fast and break things : how Facebook, Google, and Amazon cornered culture and undermined democracy.
    Overcomplicated : technology at the limits of comprehension.
    Power play : how video games can save the world.
    Rethink, retool, reboot : technology as if people and planet mattered.
    Rise of the machines : a cybernetic history.
    The seventh sense : power, fortune, and survival in the age of networks.
    The social business imperative : adapting your business model to the always-connected customer.
    The Social Control of Technology.
    The Social Impact of the Telephone.
    The Social Life of Information.
    Social media and your brain : web-based communication is changing how we think and express ourselves.
    Social selling : techniques to influence buyers and changemakers.
    Super you : how technology is revolutionizing what it means to be human.
    To be a machine : adventures among cyborgs, utopians, hackers, and the futurists solving the modest problem of death.
    Too fast to think : how to reclaim your creativity in a hyper-connected work culture.
    Virtual competition : the promise and perils of the algorithm-driven economy.
    Virtual Reality.
    Visualizing Facebook: A Comparative Perspective.
    The web as history : using web archives to understand the past and the present.


    What is Social Theory?
    Encyclopedia of Social Theory.
    Isms and Ologies: All the Movements, Ideologies, and Doctrines that have Shaped Our World: The 453 Basic Tenets You've Only Pretended to Understand. Reference HM 585 .G655 2007
    Key Concepts in Body and Society. (2012)
    Key Concepts in Critical Social Theory
    Key Concepts in Leisure Studies
    Key Contemporary Concepts ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


    Finding and Citing Assignment
    Research Journal Article Assignment

    Citing Sources
    College Success Skills
    Evaluating Sources
    Research Fundamentals
    Write an Annotated Bibliography


    Population and Demography Sites from the Librarian's Index to the Internet
    Regional Studies Sites from the Virtual Library
    State and Local Government web sites directory.
    Statistics selected by your Geography from Federal Stats/Map Stats.



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