Why use dictionaries?
Dictionaries are helpful in giving you a better understanding of topics, words, and concepts.
The Blackwell Dictionary of Modern Social Thought (online)
H41 .B53 2003 (print, Stauffer Library)
A Dictionary of Critical Theory (online)
The Icon Critical Dictionary of Postmodern Thought (print, Stauffer Library)
New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, 3rd ed (online)
REF AG5.H757 2002 (print, Stauffer Library)
Why use Encyclopedias?
Encyclopedias are valuable resources to get a quick overview of new topics or as a starting point in your research process. This includes knowing key people and events or dates and terminology.
Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology
Comprehensive survey of sociological theories, research, definitions and bibliographies.