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Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology Online

Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology Online

The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology is the reference for students, researchers, librarians, and academics in the field. Specially commissioned entries are written and edited by an international team of the world's best scholars and teachers. With over 1800 entries, it will define the discipline of sociology for years to come.

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Sage Reference Online

SAGE Knowledge

More than 300 encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Hundreds of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

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Oxford African American Studies Center

Oxford African American Studies Center

A collection of reference works focusing on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture.

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Oxford Bibliographies Online

Oxford Bibliographies Online: Criminology

A peer-reviewed guide to the best scholarship in the field.

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Encyclopedia of Sociology
5 volumes

This classic reference has been updated to reflect the many changes in society and in the field of sociology in recent years. Articles covering core issues such as race, poverty, violence, economics, pregnancy and abortion have been updated and expanded, and completely new articles have been written on topics such as the Internet, privacy, and epidemiology.

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Ref HM425 .E5 2000

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Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Encyclopedia of Crime & Justice
4 volumes

Covers legal, sociological, psychological, historical, and economic aspects of crime and justice worldwide. Entries cover civil and criminal issues, from domestic violence to terrorism. Entries cite pertinent legal cases as well as publications for further information. Also includes a glossary of related terms

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Ref HV6017 .E52 2002

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Blackwell Dictionary of Sociology

A user's guide to sociological language.

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Ref HM425 .J64 2000

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Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Encyclopedia of Abortion in the United States

Covers the broad range of abortion-related topics in the United States. Includes entries on both pro-life and pro-choice abortion viewpoints.

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Ref HQ767.5 U5 P35 2002

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Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Encyclopedia of American Social History
3 volumes

Includes essays on the major issues that have dominated historical writing during the past generation. The encyclopedia is divided into 14 sections: Periods of Social Change; Methods and Concepts; The Construction of Social Identity; Processes of Social Change; Ethnic and Racial Subcultures; Regionalism and Regional Subcultures; Space and Place; Patterns of Everyday Life; Work and Labor; Popular Culture and Recreation; Family History; Social Problems, Social Control, and Social Protest; Science, Medicine, and Technology; Education and Literacy.

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Ref HN57 .E58 1993

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Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor;

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Encyclopedia of Modern American Social Issues

Handy reference for basic information of widespread problems and controversies that have faced—and continue to face—the United States. Topics include social welfare and reform, civil rights, drug testing, privacy, death penalty, and genetic engineering.

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Ref HN57 .K73 1997

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Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict
3 volumes

Provides entries on concepts and theories of violence, peace, and conflict, as well as entries on contemporary issues such as ethnic conflict, hate crimes, drug control policies, and child abuse.

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Ref HM291 .E625 1999

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Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences
26 volumes

This encyclopedia is the first attempt in a generation to map the social and behavioral sciences on a grand scale. It is the largest reference work ever published for the social and behavioral sciences, containing nearly four thousand articles.

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Ref H41 .I58 2001

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Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Boyhood in America
2 volumes

This encyclopedia focuses on issues related to the stage of boyhood, from birth through the teenage years until about the age of twenty. In addition to articles on adult attitudes toward boys, it also includes entries on behavior and perceptions of boys themselves in work, play, and their interactions with friends and family.

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Ref HQ775 .B635 2001

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Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Girlhood in America
2 volumes

Examines the history of American girls from all cultural backgrounds. The works aims to provide a way of understanding girls who have been an unrecognized part of the nation’s past. Topics covered include the history of girls’ work, religious beliefs and faith-based institutions, girls’ formal education, handbooks and “texts” used to socialize girls, and the role of consumption and financial autonomy in the lives of girls and adolescents.

Call Number:
Ref HQ777 .G5745 2001

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Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor;

 

Parenthood in America
2 volumes

With more than 200 A-Z entries, this encyclopedia includes references to everything that pertains to the subject of parenthood including psychological transition to parenthood, bereavement and loss, adoption, home schooling, assisted reproduction, stages of parenthood, and grandparents.

Call Number:
Ref HQ755.8 .P3783 2000

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor