Sociology: Get Started
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This guide is designed to help students do research in sociology, and to help students and faculty discover sociology resources available through the library.
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Created by researchers at Harvard and Brown universities, and published by the U.S. Census Bureau, the Opportunity Atlas is an interactive map displaying state and city level income data that you can browse by race and gender. This article on NPR describes how one school district in Charlotte, NC is using this atlas to better target educational opportunities for underserved populations -- (Oct. 1, 2018) The American Dream is Harder to Find in Some Neighborhoods.
Encyclopedias & Background reports for Sociology topics
- CQ Researcher This link opens in a new windowTopical, full text reports on controversial issues. Each report features a summary, chronology, and bibliography. Updated weekly.
- Encyclopedias for Background Research This link opens in a new windowA selection of online encyclopedias that provides general overviews of topics across many subjects. Start here to get working definitions of key concepts and a big picture view of your topic.
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