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Explore Your Topic

One of the best ways to begin narrowing a broad topic area is to explore its background and facets. Encyclopedias are fantastic way to do this! Sure, you can use Wikipedia, but encyclopedias like the ones below have been vetted for their authority. Be sure to check out the collection of social science references linked after the slideshow for more sources!

Sociology of Work: an Encyclopedia
Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa
SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies
Encyclopedia of Race and Racism
Encyclopedia of Social Problems
Routledge Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life
Encyclopedia of Sociology Research