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CRIJ/POSC/SOCI/SOCW 3362: Statistics for the Social Sciences

Statistics for the Social Sciences: Finding datasets and scholarly research articles.

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Reference Sources - What are they?

Reference sources:

  • are an excellent place to start research
  • provide background information
  • include basic information sources like dictionaries, encyclopedias, bibliographies, chronologies, and research guides.

Some of the most common types of reference sources are:

Bibliographies
Provide list of sources (books, articles, etc.) for specific subjects. May include annotations.
Guides to Research
Provide list of sources (books, articles, etc.) for specific subjects. May include annotations
Subject Encyclopedias
Provide in-depth, scholarly articles, focused on a specific subject or discipline. Often include bibliographies.

Statistics Reference Books

These books should not be used as sources in your final paper, but can be used as initial sources for ideas and references.