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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Sociology: Background info

By Ellen Sexton.

Specialized encyclopedias are great places to start researching a topic!  A good encyclopedia article will provide context and background to better inform your research.  At the end of the article there will be list of relevant books and/or articles - you could search for them in the library (ask a reference librarian for help tracking them down).  If you are not sure yet where to focus your research, it may suggest interesting topics to you.

Worth a look...

The text of all of the books listed below can be viewed on your computer.  If asked for a password, use your John jay email user id and password.

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