In addition to hundreds of new references features new to this edition include: a comprehensive introduction to qualitative methods including a review of existing computer applications for collecting and analyzing data; the latest information about the use of computers and online research techniques, including the use of the Internet to locate actual research instruments and journal articles; updated coverage on new scales, internal and external validity, and new analytic techniques with extensive references on each; abstracts, citations and subject groupings by measurement tool of the last five years of the American Sociological Review, Social Psychology Quarterly, and the American Journal of Sociology; extensive coverage of how to prepare manuscripts for publication, including a list of all journals covered by Sociological Abstracts along with the editorial office address and URL for each entry; new coverage of ethical issues; expansion of social indicators to include international coverage; discussion of the importance of policy research with presentation and discussion of specific models as an adjunct to both applied and basic research techniques; and the addition of an index to facilitate the reader's ability to quickly locate a topic.

General Databases of Bibliographic Material

General Databases of Bibliographic Material

There are virtually thousands of databases of bibliographic material available for perusal. Many are available in print, but increasingly they appear online. Almost every major institution of higher learning makes such a list available through both o-and off-campus access. In fact, these sources of information are often available to the public at large: It is not necessary to have faculty, staff, or student status. Contact your reference librarian to see what is available at your institution.

A sample of such databases is shown in Table 5.6. For the most part, these are ...

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