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*Research in the Social Sciences

A guide for individuals researching in sociology, psychology, political science, and neuroscience.

Why use reference materials?

Reference sources are reliable starting points for exploring topics. Definitions, overviews, chronologies, facts, and biographies are some of the types of information found in reference works.

Encyclopedias for the Social Sciences

Encyclopedias provide concise, yet in-depth, background information about specific topics. Articles in encyclopedias often provide additional reading lists and serve as basic introductions to topics. Below are several encyclopedias relating to the social sciences.