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Political Science

What Are Reference Sources?

Reference sources are authoritative works that you can refer to for quick information. They may contain specific information or introductory articles. Types of reference sources include encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs, handbooks, atlases, bibliographies, and so on.

On this page, you will find reference sources specific to sociology and selected related topics.

General Online Reference Sources

Use these electronic reference resources to provide an overview of your topic. If connecting from home, make sure your computer is configured for off-campus access.

Reference Sources - United States

Reference Sources - International

Dictionaries

Click on the title to get to the catalog record. To find more topical dictionaries, search for "political science dictionaries" as subject list in the UCLA Library catalog.