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This guide was created to provide a starting point for researching sociology topics.

Use Library Search to Find Sociology Books & E-books

Use Bentley Library Search to Find Books and E-books

Library Search allows you to search the library catalog for books, e-books, streaming films, articles, and more. You can use the search widget below or click the link to go to the Advanced Search screen.

Search E-book Databases

Although many e-books are discoverable using Library Search (above), you can opt to search our e-book databases directly. The recommended database for sociology topics is:

Tip: You have an option to create a personal Ebook Central Account. You do not need to create an account to search the collection or read books online, but you do need an account to copy text, download chapters or entire books, and use the "bookshelf" and other features. 

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Encyclopedias & Handbooks

Specialized subject encyclopedias are good places to explore topics, get overviews of topics and concepts, and identify keywords to use as search terms. Articles in subject encyclopedias are usually written by scholars and will provide a bibliography or suggested reading list to help you continue your research.

Encyclopedias -  E-books

Encyclopedias and Handbooks  - Print

Additional encyclopedias and handbooks are available at the library. Use Library Search or contact the Reference Desk for more help finding reference books.