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SOC 201: Introduction to Sociology I (Perrino-AL): Background Info

Resources for research on digital America and institutionalized discrimination in law enforcement

Reports & Encyclopedia Articles

These resources can be used from off campus.  NOTE: You will be prompted to log in with your MyNOVA username and password.

Why Use an Encyclopedia?


An encyclopedia is a type of reference book.   Use a reference book to:

  • Define important vocabulary words related to your topic,
  • Find a basic overview and main issues related to your topic,
  • Discover important background information related to your topic.