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SOC 2101, 2102: Self & Society I, II

Citing Your Resources

Doing ethical research means citing sources. It is critical to credit writers for their work and their contributions to your research. To not do so is unethical and leads to plagiarism - unintentionally or not. Here are some sources to help you cite properly and to avoid the problem of plagiarism.

  • Citation of Sources
    This lists citation engines which help you create proper citations as well as providing information on different citation styles.
  • Tips on avoiding plagiarism
  • Turnitin
    Turnitin is a service that faculty and students use to detect and avoid plagiarism in their writing.
  • NoodleBib
    NoodleBib is an online resource that will help you format MLA and APA bibliographies, exporting them directly to your word processing program.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Borgatta, E. F.(Ed.). (2000). Encyclopedia of sociology. New York: Macmillan Reference USA. Five volume encyclopedia of sociological theories, topics and terms. Essays include references.
Ref HM425 .E5 2000

Cayton, M.K., Gorn, E.J. and Williams, P.W. (Eds.). (1993). Encyclopedia of American Social History. New York: Scribner. Three volumes. Examines the processes and the people of the American social structure in fourteen thematic sections including: Processes of Social Change; Construction of Social Identity; Ethnic and Racial Subcultures; Patterns of Everyday Life; and Social Problems, Social Control, and Social Protest. Essays include references.
Ref HN57 .E58 1993

Fuchs, R.A. (1999). The Essentials of sociology. Piscataway, NJ: Research and Education Association. A review and study guide that summarizes the essentials of sociology. Quick access to important facts, principles, theories, and theorists.
Ref HM51 .F88 1999

Kuper, A. & Kuper, J. (Eds.). (1996). The Social Science Encyclopedia. New York: Routledge. Major entries cover theory and applications central to social science disciplines. Specialized topics, methods and philosophy are covered in shorter entries. Includes references.
Ref H41. S63 1996

Rood, K.L. (Ed.). (1994). Dictionary of Twentieth Century Culture. Detroit, MI: Gale Research. We have five volumes of the 21-vol. set including American Culture after WWII; African-American Culture; French Culture, 1900–1975; Hispanic Culture of South America; and Hispanic Culture of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Each volume has a timeline that ties in historical events and music, television, drama, literature, dance and film. Entries are brief and include references. Each volume has a general index.
Ref GN307 .D35

Stearns, P. N. (Ed.). (1994). Encyclopedia of Social History. New York: Garland. Extensive coverage of major social history topics, field issues, and research methodology.
Ref HN 28. E53 1994

Web Sites

American Sociological Association (ASA)
ASA's site provides student newsletter, student discussion forums, employment and career information, funding information as well as ASA membership information.

Fedstats
This site allows access to statistics and information produced by over 100 US government agencies.

Resources For Methods in Evaluation in Social Research
Links to how-to information on the tools of social research: surveys, sampling, interviews, etc. Sections include research ethics, methods, policy analysis, and statistical data.

Social Sciences Virtual Library
Site provides links to an online sociological dictionary; directories and data archives; social science journals and societies; and online resources arranged by subject.

Social, Economic and Political Change
This is the website of the Global Social Change Research Project. The site provides the World Social Change reports gathered from the project; as well as, links to free sites containing theories, approaches, data and research dealing with large scale, long term changes in social, political and economic systems at the national and international level.

Sociological Tour Through Cyberspace
Site provides "tours" of different websites having to do with selected topics in sociology. Site also provides links to guides for paper writing, research and statistics.

Sociology : WWW Virtual Library
Directory of links to academic institutions, research centers, databases, curriculum guides, journals, discussion groups, associations and organizations, software resources and archives.

SocioSite
International directory for all topics in the Social Sciences available on the web. Site is made available from the University of Amsterdam and is available in English and in Dutch.

State & Metropolitan Area Data Book
The Data Book contains a collection of statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States at the State and metropolitan area levels. Selected data for component counties and central cities of metropolitan areas are also included.

Statistical Resources on the Web
A directory of resource links by subject area, including children, crime, the elderly, immigration, demographics and economics.

US Census Bureau
Site provides access to social, demographic, and economic information by subject listing.

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