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Sociology: A Guide to Reference and Information Sources / Edition 3

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Now in its third edition, this critically acclaimed work provides undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and librarians with descriptions of approximately 610 major reference sources in sociology, its subdisciplines, and the related social sciences. Emphasis in this edition is on works in English published in the United States, Great Britain, Canada, and Australia from 1997 through early 2004. Coverage of earlier works is included if coverage is historically important or not historically bound. The third edition has been reorganized for ease of searching, and adds over 325 new titles and electronic sources, as well surveying new editions and updates of previously cited works, making this a substantial revision and complement to the previous edition.

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"This is an excellent selection tool for any academic library that supports a sociology curriculum. Librarians, researchers and undergraduate students should find the subject approach helpful. Since this is such a substantial revision, libraries that own the earlier editions will also want to have this one on their shelves."


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"The third edition of this text reflects changes in organization and updated entries, making this revision an essential part of any sociology reference collection that aids students, faculty, and librarians in determining the major sources to consult for sociological information. Indexes, bibliographies, handbooks, databases, Web sites, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other print and electronic information sources fill the book with 610 entries….Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above."



Provides undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, librarians, and researchers with substantial descriptions of 576 of the major reference sources in sociology, its subdisciplines, and related social sciences. Cites indexes, bibliographies, handbooks, databases, World Wide Web sites, dictionaries, and other print and electronic reference and information sources published from 1985 to 1996. No date is noted for the first edition. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Meet the Author

STEPHEN H. ABY is a Professor of Bibliography and Education and Sociology Librarian at the University of Akron.

JAMES NALEN is an information analyst for the MITRE Corporation. Prior to MITRE, he served as an off-campus librarian for Central Michigan University in its Centreville, Virginia, location; as a social sciences librarian at the University of Akron; and as a librarian at the Boston Public Library. He earned his MS in library and information science from Simmons College in 1996 and his MS in public affairs from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 1999. He earned his BA in anthropology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. _ _

LORI FIELDING is Assistant Professor of Bibliography at the University of Akron, her subject areas include psychology, social work, and counseling. She has previously worked for EBSCO Information Services; the University of Wisconsin; and Keuka College. She received her MLS from the University at Buffalo in 1996.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 General social science reference sources 1
Ch. 2 Sociology 45
Ch. 3 Sociological fields 83
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