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  • International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences Gale
    Covers scholarship and fields that have emerged and matured since the publication of the original international edition. Highlights the expanding influence of economics in social science research and features new articles and biographies contributed by scholars from around the world on a wide array of global topics in the social sciences.


  • Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience Gale
    Addresses traditional death and dying-related topics, cultural beliefs and traditions, the institutionalized social rituals that surround dying and death, and the array of emotional responses relating to bereavement, grieving, and mourning. (2009)
  • Fashion, Costume, and Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear through the Ages Gale
    Provides facts and information about the cultural, religious, and social implications of human decoration and adornment throughout history, with a particular emphasis on the decades of the 20th century. In 500 entries, detailed information about clothing, hairstyles, tattoos, jewelry, body piercing, feet binding, and other types of fashion or style is examined. Entries explain the fashion or style within the context of the traditions, customs, rituals, and practices. (2013)


  • Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Social Issues Gale
    Covers the most critical issues facing American society today. Topics range from biotechnology to identity theft, from racial profiling to corporate governance, from school choice to food safety. (2011)
  • Encyclopedia of Identity Gale
    Presents an overview of the definitions, politics, manifestations, concepts, and ideas related to identity. The entries include short biographies of major thinkers and leaders, as well as discussion of events, personalities, and concepts. (2010)
  • Encyclopedia of Social Problems Gale
    Provides as comprehensive an approach as possible to this multifaceted field, utilizing experts from numerous disciplines. (2008)
  • Encyclopedia of Social Work Oxford
    * Cornerstone of reference in its field, includes coverage of demographic changes from immigration, technology, the implications of managed care, faith-based assistance, evidence-based practice, gerontology, and trauma and disaster.(2008)
  • Sage Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family, and Couples Counseling Gale
    This encyclopedia aids readers in understanding the full scope and diversity of theories, approaches, and techniques and how they address various life events within the unique dynamics of families, couples, and related interpersonal relationships.(2017)
  • Working Americans, 1880-2012: The Working Class Gale
    A decade by decade look into the lifestyles and economic life of working class families: the kind of work they did, the homes they lived in, the food and clothes they bought, the entertainment they sought as well as the society and history that shaped their worlds. (2012)

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  • Countries, Cultures, & Diversity
    Encyclopedias and reference on topics with related issues

  • CQ Researcher Congressional Quarterly
    Explores current social and political issues from the news with Congressional Quarterly objectivity and balance, 1991- present.

  • Gale eBooks Gale
    All Gale encyclopedia and reference resources in one search.

  • Opposing Viewpoints Gale
    Features viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files, and links to vetted websites. (Updated regularly)

  • Research Databases for Sociology and Anthropology
    Find articles from academic journals and more

  • Sage Handbook of Political Sociology Gale
    Comprehensive handbook that attempts to cover the whole field of topics that a reader interested primarily in politics needs to understand, as well as providing essential conceptual and empirical background to the social study of politics. (2017)

  • Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research Ethics Gale
    In-depth review of the distinctive set of ethical considerations which accompany qualitative research. (2018)

  • School Shootings: Mediatized Violence in a Global Age Gale
    Analyzes the global (media) cultural phenomenon of school shootings in the context of mediatization in contemporary social and cultural life. Explores shootings from different, interconnected perspectives with a focus on the theoretical aspect, the practices of mediatization, and an examination of the audiences, victims, and witnesses. (2012)

  • Sociology of Sport: A Global Subdiscipline in Review Gale
    Provides a look at the research relating to the sociology of sport around the world. Since the field's inception in the late 1950s, research efforts have grown and now many countries have strong scholars in the field. A review of the state of the area by region and by country is provided. (2017)