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SO 218 Norms, Deviance, and Social Control

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  CQ Researcher

  • CQ Researcher provides award winning in-depth coverage of the most important issues of the day. Reports are written by experienced journalists, footnoted and professionally fact-checked. Full-length articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research. Graphics, photos and short "sidebar" features round out the reports. Shorter "Hot Topics" articles provide a solid introduction to subjects most in demand by students.

 Opposing Viewpoints in Context

  • Covers today’s hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration, to marijuana. This cross-curricular research tool's informed, differing views present each side of an issue and help students develop information literacy, critical thinking skills, and the confidence to draw their own valid conclusions.


Statistics & Data

Offers statistical information and data in a variety of subjects – providing access to data from governmental agencies as well as business organizations, market research firms, and opinion research institutions. 

Statistical Abstract of the United States
Offers data for the United States from 1878 through present

Subject encyclopedias on social theories or deviance topics 

Encyclopedia of Social Psychology (2 vols) Durick Library Reference Collection HM1007 .E53 2007

Encyclopedia of Sociology (5 vols)  Durick Library Reference Collection HM425.E5 2000

Handbook of Social Psychology (2 vols)  Durick Library Reference Collection  HM1011.H37 2010

Violence in America (3 vols) Durick Library Reference Collection  HN90.V5 V5474 1999


Scholarly databases

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Political Science Complete 
Women's Studies International


Law Review articles that provide legal background and history

LexisNexis Academic



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