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Sociology: Reference Sources

A guide for doing research in sociology.

Using Reference Sources

Reference sources (online or in print) provide a useful overview of a topic. Encyclopedias are a great place to get ideas for a topic, to start researching a topic, or if you just need a broad overview.

In Belk Library, books listed as located in "ASU Reference" will be found on the 1st floor of Belk Library. These items are for use in the library only.

When doing a book search in the catalog, you can limit under location to ASU Reference.

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Social Sciences Librarian

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Allan Scherlen
Belk Library, Office no. 224
P.O. Box 32026
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608