Here are two recommended subject encyclopedias available through the subscription database, Gale Virtual Reference Library, at the HSU Library. If you are accessing these from off campus you will be prompted for your (HSU) email address.
- Encyclopedia of Research Design (2010, 3 vols) from Gale
- International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences (2008, 9 vols) from Gale
Gale Virtual Reference Library Combined search for 120 fulltext reference works from Gale Research.
Print Reference Sources
Become familiar with these two authoritative reference works. The first one is in its 20th edition with the Supplement due in summer 2012.
- Encyclopedia of Social Work (ref HV 35 S6 2008, 4 volumes)
- Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare (ref HV 40 .C635 2008, 4 volumes)
You will find these and more in the Reference Collection - here are the major categories to browse:
HM- Sociology (General)
HN- Social History and Conditions, Social Problems, Social Reform
HQ- The Family, Marriage, Women
HT- Communities, Classes, Races
HV- Social Pathology, Social and Public Welfare, Criminology
Core Reference Sources
This list of Core Reference Sources was compiled by retired librarian Corryn Crosby-Muilenburg and last checked in 2007.