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Sociology 245: Sociology of Health (Polonijo)

Updated for Spring 2024 by Bronwen Maxson

Find Reference Information using UC Library Search

Search for terms in UC Library Search. When available, an "About the Topic" section will appear above your search results. The source for this Reference information here is the International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences.

A screen capture of a search for medical sociology in UC Library Search with the Source highlighted in the About the Topic section above the search results

Filter to Reference Entries

In UC Library Search, you can find reference and background information by using the Resource Type option on the left side menu. Click "show more" under Resource Type, then look for "Reference Entries," check the box next to it, and click Apply Filter at the bottom of the page.

Your results should have reference entries from encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and other reference sources. 

A screen capture of a search in UC Library Search for social epidemiology with the "Reference Entries" filter applied from the Resource Type menu

SAGE Research Methods

SAGE Research Methods has a lot of resources that can help you with your research. It includes cases, videos, datasets, and more, including detailed information on compiling literature reviews.

See the SAGE Research Methods Guide for more information.

Using Wikipedia for Research (Infographic)

In addition to being a great place to start exploring an unfamiliar topic, Wikipedia is considered a tertiary source. Writers of tertiary sources synthesize information from secondary sources and strive to report them in a tone that is as unbiased and neutral as possible. 

Some tertiary sources are cited in academic research and others are not. This practice varies by discipline so contact your instructor or a librarian with questions!

"Using Wikipedia for Research" Infographic; Follow the long description link for web accessible version