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SEMR 2153 Information Literacy in the Social Sciences

Welcome to the Information Literacy in the Social Sciences research guide.

Why begin with reference books?

Why Begin with Reference Books?

Reference books provide factual and background information about a topic.

Many reference books are available online.

Use reference books to explore your topic before you begin searching for journal articles. You’ll have a better feel for appropriate search terms, recent developments, and key thinkers.

Google Books

Google Book Search

Online Reference Books

Credo Reference

Psychology Ebooks from University Press Scholarship Online


University Press Scholarship Online

African and African-American Studies

Ages, Generations and the Family

Controversies and Social Problems


Ethnicity and Race

Latin American and Latina/o Studies