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Research Guide -- Sociology 375 / Politics 375
Methods of Social Inquiry


Specialized Reference Resources

Encyclopedias and dictionaries, both online and printed. Good for finding introductions, overviews, defintions.

Finding Books

Books at W&L and elsewhere.

Finding Articles

Databases of articles in journals, magazines, and newspapers, other materials.

Web Resources

A small selection of sites which are useful for information on methods and/or as data sources.



Help with APA, ASA, and other citation styles, as well as advice on avoiding plagiarism.

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