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A guide to online and print resources in sociology.


Snell Library is currently offering trial access to ProQuest Black Studies brings together award-winning content into one destination that can be used for research, teaching, and learning. Combining primary and secondary sources, leading historical Black newspapers, archival documents, government materials, video, writings by major American Black intellectuals and leaders, and essays by top scholars in Black Studies, this easy-to-use interface will enable students to find the resources they need, by topic pages, timelines, source types and more with coverage from 1650. The trial ends on February 28, 2023.

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Citations and Bibliographies Guide lists citation management software supported at the Library. Not sure which software to use? There's a comparison chart to help you decide!

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Streaming Video Collections

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Academic Video Online (AVON) offers about 79,000 videos of interest to a broad range of disciplines, including topics such as social class, civil rights, the war in Ukraine.

For sociology research, visit the short (10 minutes) video, "Making Friends with Research Methods."

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Kanopy provides a broad range of documentaries across the disciplines.  See especially the Anthropology, Law & Criminal Justice and Sociology areas.


Docuseek provides academic streaming source for social issue films and documentaries. Check the Subject list for film topics.

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