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This resource provides searchable full-text access to more than 2 million pages of internal memos, legal briefs, and direct action summaries from national, legal, and branch offices of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Covering the years from 1909 to 1972 and the presidencies from Taft to Nixon, these primary sources provide first-hand views into crucial racial issues such as lynching, school desegregation, and discrimination.



Resources on the study of sociology.


Library of Congress Call Numbers

H General Social Sciences.
HA Statistics.
HB Economic Theory, Demography, Business Cycles.
HC-HD Economic History.
HE Transportation and Communications.
HF Commerce.
HG Finance.
HJ Public Finance.
HM General Sociology.
HN Social History, Problems, and Reform.
HQ Family, Marriage, Women.
HS Societies and Clubs.
HT Cities, Communities, Races.
HV Social Service, Welfare, Criminology.
HX Socialism, Communism, Utopias, Anarchism




Important Resources

This collection includes sources such as dictionaries, encyclopedias and directories to help you find brief explanations and general information about terms and concepts in sociology.

Reference Sources in Sociology

  • International encyclopedia of the social and behavioral sciences. H41 .I58 2001 (Reference, 2nd floor)
  • Encyclopedia of social theory. HM425. E47 2005 (Reference, 2nd floor)
  • Blackwell dictionary of social policy. HN17.5 .B57 2002 (Reference, 2nd floor)

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