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Sociology and Anthropology: Essentials

The resources listed in this page are meant to help people new to the fields of Sociology and Anthropology and potential majors just starting their exploration in a subfield. The journals will give you an idea of what topics are prevalent in the field, with Contexts magazine being a particularly excellent introduction to social science concepts. The databases are a nice starting point to determine how your topic is conceptualized, and the books provide some general glosses of these fields.

Key Journals

The journals listed here cover a wide array of topics in the social sciences, and some contain articles that are more advanced than others. However, all have sources that are interesting and accessible to people early in their social sciences research. 

Where to Start Your Search