Professor and Bibliographer for the Social Sciences
2-180 Daley Library
The three sources listed below provide background information that can give context to and guide your research. These sources also provide vocabulary to use in searching for books and journal articles relevant to your research.
The Annual Review of Anthropology, in publication since 1998 covers significant developments in the field of Political Science including political theory and philosophy, international relations, political economy, political behavior, American and comparative politics, public administration and policy, and methodology.
International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, first published in 2001, offers a source of social and behavioral sciences reference material that comprises more than 3,900 commissioned articles and includes 90,000 bibliographic references as well as comprehensive name and subject indexes.
Sage Research Methods provide online access to the wide variety of resources from Sage publishing: more than 720 books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks, the entire “Little Green Book,” and "Little Blue Book” series, a selection of journal articles, and specially commissioned videos.
Getting Help with Research
Librarians can help you in using resources in this guide and elsewhere. Such assistance can advance your work, so that you have more time to devote to the parts of your project that only you can do.