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Background Information

What is Sociology? According to Encyclopedia of Postmodernism, "Sociology is the study of human beings in relation to the groups, organizations and institutions affecting their lives. The sociological perspective encompasses a number of analytic tools designed to look beyond the obvious aspects of everyday life and to detect new levels of reality. As a member of the social sciences, which also include anthropology, economics, political science and psychology, sociology is rooted in moral philosophy..." (Credo)

What are the sociological concepts? Functionalism, Marxism, Feminism, Social Action Theory and Postmodernism

What are the branches of sociology? Theoretical Sociologist, Historical Sociology, Sociology of Knowledge, Criminology, Sociology of Religion,  Sociology of Economy, Rural Sociology, Urban Sociology, Political Sociology, Sociology of Demography, Sociology of Law, 
Industrial Sociology. 

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What's in this Guide

This guide provides information on Sociology

  • Reference Sources
    Print and online reference sources to give you background information on topics.
  • Finding Books
    Information on how to search for books using the Triton Library's Book Catalog & the IShare Catalog.
  • Finding Articles
    Information on how to access article databases to search for articles.
  • Selected Websites
    A selection of web resources.
  • Citation Sources/Tools
    Links to a separate guide with sources & tools to help you cite and format your sources.

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