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a wealth of information related to the Sociology Discipline

Theory and Fundamentals of Sociology

Below is a small selection of books (electronic and print) that you will find at the Hoffman Family Library.  Please use our online catalog for more resources:

Sociology - The New York Times

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Online Reference Sources


Welcome to the libguide devoted to the Sociology discipline! This guide is intended to help with the process of conducting research.  Using the tabs above, you will be able to find books, articles, and websites. This guide will also provide you with information on citations and how to avoid plagiarism. 

To get started with your keyword/subject searches, consider the following:

 - Crime and society

- Drugs and society

- Gangs and violence

- Gender

- Marriage and the family

- Poverty

- Race and discrimination

- Social Class

- Social mobility

- Social theory

- Work or workplace

Use the "Ask-A-Librarian" tab to the right of this guideif you have any questions about this Subject Guide, or about anything related to the Hoffman Family Library.

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Beginning Research:

Begin your research by collecting background information on your subject. Background information might include an overview of the topic to educate you about subject-specific terminology, and give you ideas about how to focus your research. A good way to do this is by using reference resources, which will not only give you an overview of the subject, but also usually include citations that can help you take the next steps in your research.