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"This site is intended as a free resource for students, teachers, academics, and others interested in social theory and wishing to understand it in global perspective. It emerges from a long-standing concern with the parochiality of standard perspectives on social theory and seeks to provide an introduction to a variety of theorists and theories from around the world."
Wikipedia is a great resource for getting general info about something, but because anyone can contribute or change its content it is considered unreliable. College faculty typically do not consider Wikipedia a credible information source.
Instead, use the library's print or electronic encyclopedias, dictionaries, or other reference books to backup the basic information of your research paper. These resources have gone through an editorial process to check for accuracy. To the right and above are some resources that may be of use.
Looking for statistical information? There are many places to find statistics...newspapers, journal articles, web pages. Below are just a couple of places that might be helpful:
This is a library guide created by Gary Klein who is the liaison librarian for Atkinson, Economics, Psychology, and Civic Communication and Media at the Hatfield Library. He is also the library's Statistics Guru.
"Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. We conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research."