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Reference Books at Oxy

Find more sociology reference sources at Oxy.

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Social Movements
Call Number: HM881 .B53

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Call Number: HV6025 .B544 2004

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Classical Theorists
Call Number: HM585.B527 2003
ISBN: 1405105941

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    Research Help in Sociology

    Need help with thesis formation, research design, and scholarly writing? Check out these great companions to the research process:

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    Writing for Social Scientists
    Call Number: H91.B4 1986
    ISBN: 0226041085

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    Research in the Age of Info Glut
    Call Number: H62.L7995 2008
    ISBN: 0674031571

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