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Welcome to Alvernia Library's guide to research resources in Social Science.

Please explore this guide for tips and resources to aide you in your social science research.

Feel free to contact a librarian with any questions or concerns!

Social Sciences at Alvernia University
What Kind of Source Should You Use?


Do you need…

Try this…

Background information, an overview, or established facts?

Reference books:  ex. encyclopedias, dictionaries, authoritative websites

Comprehensive information on a topic?

General books

Current, in depth information?

Scholarly journal articles (use a database!)

Current, general information?

Popular magazines, newspapers, news websites

SciVerse ScienceDirect
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