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Sociology 1100: Social Networks and Health: Online Encyclopedia Collections

Value of encyclopedias

Wikipedia: Watch Out!

 Wikipedia can be very helpful in providing information about all kinds of topics. The footnotes and lists of external links provided at the end of many articles may lead to useful scholarly material.

CAUTION: The text of each article is not always accurate or authoritative.

Articles often reflect personal opinion and controversial interpretations of events and issues.  Authors might not have a strong academic background in the subject matter of the articles they contribute.  

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Online Encyclopedia Collections

Searchable databases containing hundreds of authoritative, peer-reviewed reference books and encyclopedias, covering the social sciences, can make searching for scholarly background information faster and easier.

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