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Sociology: Getting Started with Research

Resources for research in sociology

Reedley College Library

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Friday: 8:00am-5:00 pm

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Browsing for Books

Another option is to browse the Open Shelves for books.  The following call # areas might be of interest for this class

HM 1-299

Sociology (General)

HN 1-981 Social History, Social Problems, Social Reform
HQ 1-2039 Family, Marriage, Women
HS 1-3369 Societies: Secret, Benevolent
HT 1-1595 Communities, Classes, Races
HV 1-5840 Social Welfare, Degeneration, Substance Abuse
HV 6001-9920.5      Criminology, Criminal Justice
HX 1-970.7 Socialism, Communism, Anarchism




What do I need to find? Which resources are best?

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Public Research Sites:

Books & eBooks:

  • Cookbooks, online recipe sites
  • How-to DIY 
  • Handbooks & Manuals
    • Technology information 
    • Repair manuals    


Wide World of Research

Internet sites vs. Databases

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Shivon Hess
Reedley College
995 N Reed Ave
Reedley, CA 93654

Research Calculator - how much time do you neeed?

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This valuable time management tool can help calculate the amount of time needed to complete a research project. Shared  by Monica Fusich of the Henry Madden Library at California State University, Fresno