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Sociology Resources

The library has many resources for your sociology topics.

A good way to start with any topic is to get an overview from an encyclopedia. For this, try searching Credo Reference (available through the library's databases page). A good reference book available at the Newtown library is Encyclopedia of Sociology located here: REF 301.03 E56.

For books, try searching for your topic in the library catalog. Most books are located at the Newtown campus, but they can be sent to LBC or UBC (use the Book ILL form to transfer a book). 

For journal articles on your topic, try searching databases like EBSCOhost and Opposing Viewpoints.

Topics and Search Terms

So you have a controversial social topic.  Something like, "Does the Threat of Terrorism Warrant the Ending of Civil Liberties?"  Now you need to turn that phrase into effective search terms.  

Try searching for the terms "terrorism" and "civil liberties"

Click on the Topics and Search Terms above to find out more.

APA Citations

Here are some resources to help you tackle those citations in APA style.  Remember also that the databases will provide all needed information for a citation and some, particularly EBSCOhost, will format the citation in the style of your choosing.

Print resources available in the Bucks library: This will provide you with details.
Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. (REF 808.02 A512 2001)

From Bucks Tutoring Center: 
APA Style Handout  (PDF)

From other Internet resources:
Electronic Reference Formats Recommended by the American Psychological Association

The Purdue OWL: APA Style 

Digital Resources Librarian

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Brian Johnstone
Bucks County Community College
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Newtown, PA 18940