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These databases are either tailored to your subject or they provide coverage over a wide range of interdisciplinary topics. Before you start, you might take a look at some tips on searching databases.
If you can't go the library's stacks, check out our collection of online reference books:
You also might try these print reference books for in-library use only:
CultureGrams: a four-volume set, divided by geographical region, that provides overviews of the history, demographics, and culture of countries Ref GT 150 .C86 2010
World Folklore and Folklife: a set of four volumes, organized by geographical region, that discusses the various topics and themes in folklore from around the world Ref GR 35 .G75 2006
Dictionary of Sociology: provides concise but thorough definitions of terms and concepts used in sociology Ref HM 425 .D5735 2005
Social Sciences Encyclopedia: a cross-disciplinary, two-volume set that addresses the major concepts and topics in the social sciences Ref H 41 .S63 2004
Dictionary of the Social Sciences provides definitions of more than 1,500 terms and concepts used in the social sciences Ref H 41 .D53 2002
Encyclopedia of Sociology: a five-volume set that provides overviews and summaries of concepts in sociology Ref HM 425 .E5 2000
Although these websites are likely to be accurate, you should still evaluate information found on the Internet.
Division of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History: Collections of artifacts from around the world are digitized, and field notes on the research that went into finding them are available.
Alaska Native Collections: This Smithsonian Institution site is a colorful catalog of Arctic culture.
Anthropology in the News: Provides current news stories about anthropology and recent discoveries in the field
Electronic Journal of Sociology: Presents peer-reviewed articles on sociology and maintains an archive of previously published papers
CIA World Factbook: Offers demographic and geographic statistic about countries around the world.
American FactFinder: Provides governmental data on the US population, including data sets, maps, and links to other resources
FedStats: A gateway to statistics compiled by more than 100 agencies of the federal government to provide information on the US population.
The library subscribes to magazines and journals that are related to your field. Head to Tioga 2 and browse through some of these journals:
American Journal of Sociology
American Sociological Review
Sociology of Education
Cultural Survival Quarterly
Journal of Anthropological Research
Whether you use websites, electronic journals, reference books, or print resources, you will need a bibliography. Here’s some information on how to cite your sources:
Avoid inadvertent plagiarism: [PDF] It’s possible to copy from a source and not even know that you’ve done anything wrong.
KnightCite: This great site formats the bibliographic entry for you, and you can select the appropriate style (MLA, APA, Chicago).
Guide to the MLA style: [PDF] The MLA-style is generally used for papers written in the humanities.
Guide for the APA style: [PDF] The APA-style is generally used for papers written in the social sciences, especially psychology.
Don’t hesitate to talk to a librarian, a tutor, or your instructor when conducting research. Make the most of these resources!