Web-based reference resources for the social sciences

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With the growth of the World Wide Web has come a proliferation of online reference sources. Some of these are electronic versions of already existing paper sources, while others have no paper counterpart. Many of the best reference resources found on the Web are subscription-based, but a surprising number of quality resources are available free. The vastness of the Web makes it difficult to provide a comprehensive and exhaustive survey of all the resources that are currently available. This article attempts to identify some of the most significant resources across the social sciences. It includes six disciplines: anthropology, communications, history, political science, psychology, and sociology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe reference collection
Subtitle of host publicationFrom the shelf to the web
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9780203051313
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013


  • Anthropology
  • Communications
  • History
  • Political science
  • Psychology
  • Reference
  • Social sciences
  • Sociology
  • Web


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