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There are several types of information available to Sociology students through the ACC libraries, both in print form and electronically. The tabs along the top of the page provide details on the different types of resources listed below:
|Books||You can find a good selection of Sociology books in our collection. A book can provide detailed background and in-depth historical information about any given topic.|
|Reference Books||This covers encyclopedias, atlases, and other resources that are referred to for specific information. Go to these for definitions, shorter explanations, quick historical and biographical sketches.|
|Articles||Articles from journals, magazines, and major newspapers are the primary source for information on current social issues, recent sociological studies, and applications of sociological theory in the real world. ACC databases can help connect you to these articles.|
|Web Sites||The internet can provide a wealth of good information, especially from government sources and professional organizations.|
"Steven Pinker charts the decline of violence from Biblical times to the present, and argues that, though it may seem illogical and even obscene, given Iraq and Darfur, we are living in the most peaceful time in our species' existence" (Description and video from www.ted.com ). You can search for books by Steven Pinker in the ACC Library Catalog.
Sociology Spotlight-Includes information on sociology conferences and conference tweets, abstracts for sociology articles and books, news in and around the discipline, and more. (iOS)
The Savvy Social Worker-Provides new developments in social work practice, including evidence-based and best practices. (Android)
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From Austin Community College's Center for Public Policy and Political Studies, through its Jeffrey M. Friedman Political Video History Project, comes the documentary The Economy Furniture Strike. This is an oral history of the local labor dispute which resulted in the political mobilization of Mexican-Americans in Austin/Travis County. From the project's web page (http://policyaustin.org/economyfstrike/) you can access indiviudal interviews from principal participants of the strike.
Learn more about the Jeffrey M. Friedman Political Video History Project here.