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SOC210 - Resources for the Study of the Family: Reference Materials

Reference Materials

Reference books are a good place to start research. They can help you find background information, choose topics, and understand concepts and terminology. To access online resources from off campus you will need a your My Chemeketa user name and password.

Encyclopedias

Specialized subject encyclopedias are an excellent place to start a research project. Specialized encyclopedias, which cover a single subject area, have longer and more detailed treatments of subjects than either dictionaries or general encyclopedias.

Dictionaries

These dictionaries define specialized terms, identify important figures and concepts, and explain symbols. 

Getting Reference Help

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