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Sociology : Starting Points

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Provides overview reports on topics ranging from health and social issues to environment and technology. Each report includes an introductory overview, background and chronology on the topic, an assessment of the current situation, tables and maps, pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions, and bibliographies of key sources. Includes reports from 1923 - current.                           

Use CQ Researcher  to find basic overviews and background information on such topics as Homelessness

Online Encyclopedia Collections

Search within these online encyclopedia collections for sociology resources such as Applied Sociology; Death and Dying; Sociology of Food; History of Sociology; Gender Issues and Sexuality