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LIS 409: Literature of the Social Sciences: Home

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Getting To Know Your Topic: Reference & Background Sources

Background sources--like dictionaries and subject encyclopedias--provide contextual information and answer straight-forward questions. They include definitions, statistics and other details. Below is a selection of reference and background sources in the social sciences.

Evaluating Reference Sources

Curious about how to evaluate reference and information sources in the social sciences?  These helpful resources will provide you with some basic guidelines for evaluating materials.

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