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Sociology Subject Guide: Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale eBooks

Gale eBooks contains keyword searchable reference sources. Good starting point; get an overview of a topic and identify some keywords you can use to search for articles. In this database, you will find:

  • encyclopedias
  • dictionaries
  • almanacs
  • yearbooks
  • directories

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Encyclopedias in the Library

Ebook Encyclopedias

Encyclopedias are a great way to get started on a research project!  These are e-book encyclopedias and can be read online through the computer. Click the title to access the book. If off campus, you will need to log in with your name and student ID number to read the title.

Browse through our other e-Encyclopedias here!