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Social sciences and Social Work resources.

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Welcome to Waggoner Library’s Guide to Social Sciences and Social Work Resources

Use this guide to:

  • Find specialized social science & social work reference sources
  • Find books, in print and eBooks
  • Find scholarly journal articles
  • Find reliable, relevant Internet resources
  • Citation tools

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Social Sciences Resources in Waggoner Library

Waggoner Library has a strong collection of social science and social work resources. Our resources are accessible in several formats - print books and eBooks; specialized databases accessing scholarly journals and reference sources in print and online as well as reliable Internet sites. 

Reference Books

Some reference books are part of online collections such as Gale Virtual Reference. The OPAC has links to online resources as well as call numbers for print resources.  Some print reference titles that may be helpful include:

 Encyclopedia of Sociology Ref HM 17 .E5 Vol. 1-4
 Statistical Handbook on the American Family Ref HQ 536 .S727
 Encyclopedia of Social Work Ref HV 35 .S6 Vol. 1-3
 Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice Ref HV 6017 .E52
 Survey of Social Sciences-Sociology Series Ref HM 17 .S8

Why Reference?

Reference sources provide background information, an overview of a topic, specialized vocabulary and terminology, and critical concepts. The Library has reference materials both online and in print.

Want more information? 

Contact the Reference Desk, first floor of Waggoner Library
Phone: 615.248.1570
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