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Social Sciences Encyclopedias

Social Sciences


Note: This is not a comprehensive list. For more encyclopedias related to your subject, please visit your subject Research guide or search from the main search box on the library home page

Dictionary of the History of Ideas - Recounts the historical development of influential ideas across a range of disciplines, including philosophy, religion, politics, literature, and the biological, physical, and social sciences.

The New Dictionary of the History of Ideas (U of C only) (2005) is available through the Gale Virtual Reference Library.Print: CB9  .N49 2005 in HDL

International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences - (U of C Only) - "..the largest corpus of knowledge about the social and behavioral sciences in existence.. the social science equivalent of the Egyptian of the great wonders of the scientific world. ..the Web-based version of the Encyclopedia fully unleashes the power, complexity, and organization of this monumental work." A
so available in print TFDL general Collection.H41 .I55 2001

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