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.Sociology and Social Work (General): Reference Sources

This is the main portal to databases and other library sources for sociology and social work research at Van Wylen Library, Hope College.

Reference Sources

Reference sources are great places to start your research.  Check out some of the titles on this page.

E-Reference Databases

Credo is an online full text database of over 900 reference sources. You can search them all together to bring up a variety of articles related to a topic. Credo Logo

Reference Books

All Reference Titles (print and electronic)



FirstGov: Gateway to official state websites, federal agencies and more

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America (2000)
ICPSR - The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) provides access to social science datasets to promote current quantitative and qualitative research techniques and statistical methods.

THOMAS: Legislative information on the internet

U.S. Census Bureau


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