E-Reference Books

E-Books at UM

HathiTrust Digital Library

Humanities and Social Sciences E-Books Online (Brill)

ebrary Academic Complete

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)


Wiley Online Library

ScienceDirect (Elsevier)

Online Books in the Health Sciences

World Bank e-Library

Safari Tech Books Online



Encyclopedias & Reference Collections

Encyclopedia Britannica

Information Please Almanac

World Factbook

Oxford Reference Online

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Sage Online Reference

Social Science References

The Blackwell Dictionary of Sociology : A User's Guide to Sociological Language, Allan G. Johnson. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishers, 2000.

Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, edited by George Ritzer. Blackwell, 2007.

Encyclopedia of Adolescence, edited by B. Bradford Brown and Mitchell J. Prinstein, Elsevier, 2011.

Encyclopedia of American Immigration, edited by James Ciment. Sharpe Reference, 2001.

Encyclopedia of Population, edited by Paul Demeny and Geoffrey McNicoll. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2003.

Handbook of Economic Sociology, edited by Neil J. Smelser and Richard Swedberg. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press. 2005.

Historical Statistics of the United States: Millennial Edition, edited by Susan Carter, et al. Cambridge University Press, 2006.

International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family, edited by James J. Ponzetti. New York: Macmillan Reference, 2003.

International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, edited by Neil J. Smelser and Paual B. Baltes. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2002.

The New Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology, edited by William C. Cockerham. Blackwell, 2010.

The New Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Religion, edited by Bryan S. Turner. Blackwell, 2010.

Handbook of the Life Course, edited by Jeylan T. Mortimer and Michael J. Shanahan. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2003.

Handbook of Population, edited by Dudley L. Poston and Michael Micklin. Boston: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publisher, 2005.

Aging & Health References

Encyclopedia of Aging, edited by David J. Ekerdt. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2002.

Encyclopedia of Disability, edited by Gary L. Albrecht. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, 2006.

Encyclopedia of Epidemiology, edited by Sarah Boslaugh. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008.

Encyclopedia of Global Health, edited by Yawei Zhang. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008.

Encyclopedia of Health & Aging, edited by Kyriakos S. Markides. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2007.

Encyclopedia of Health & Behavior, edited by Norman B. Anderson. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2004.

Handbook of the Biology of Aging (Seventh Edition), edited by Edward Masoro and Steven Austad. London: Academic, 2010.

Handbook of the Psychology of Aging (Seventh Edition), edited by K. Schaie and Sherry Willis. London: Academic, 2010.

International Handbook of Population Aging, edited by Dudley L. Poston, Peter Uhlenberg. Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 2009.

Vital Statistics of the United States: Births, Life Expectancy, Deaths and Selected Health Data, edited by Helmut F. Wendel, Christopher S. Wendel, Katherine A. DeBrandt, Mary Meghan Ryan, and Mark Siegel. Lanham, MD : Bernan Press, 2006.

Criminology References

21st Century Criminology: A Reference Handbook, edited by J. Mitchell Miller. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage, 2009.

Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice, edited by Joshua Dressler. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2002.

Encyclopedia of Prisons & Correctional Facilities, edited by Mary Bosworth. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage, 2005.

Encyclopedia of Race and Crime, edited by Helen Taylor Greene and Shaun L. Gabbidon. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage, 2009.

Encyclopedia of Juvenile Justice, edited by Marilyn D. McShane and Frank P. Williams III. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage, 2003.

Economics References

Elservier's Handbooks in Economics Series, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1983-

Handbook of U.S. Labor Statistics : Employment, Earnings, Prices, Productivity, and Other Labor Data, edited by Eva E. Jacobs and Sohair M. Abu-Aish. Lanham, MD: Bernan Press, 2001.

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online, edited by Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume. Basingstoke, Hampshire, 2008.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History, edited by Joel Mokyr. Oxford University Press, 2003.

Psychology References

The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Psychology, edited by Antony S.R. Manstead and Miles Hewstone. Oxford, U.K.: Blackwell Publishers, 1999.

Handbook of Psychology, edited by various editors. New York: Wiley, 2003.
This handbook is comprised of multiple volumes; we have access to almost all of them:

Handbook of Social Psychology, edited by John Delamater. New York: Springer, 2006.

Handbook of Social Psychology, (three volumes) edited by Susan T. Fiske, Daniel T. Gilbert, Gardner Lindzey. Wiley, 2010.

Handbook of Developmental Science, Behavior, and Genetics, edited by Kathryn E. Hood, Carolyn Tucker Halpern, Gary Greenberg, Richard M. Lerner. Blackwell, 2010.

Research and Survey Methods References

Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics, edited by Neil J. Salkind. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, 2007.

Encyclopedia of Social Measurement, edited by Kimberly Kempf-Leonard. San Diego, Calif.: Academic, 2005.

Sage Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods, edited by Michael S. Lewis-Beck, Alan Bryman, and Tim Futing Liao. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage, 2004.

Encyclopedia of Survey Research Methods, edited by Paul J. Lavrakas. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage, 2008.

Sage Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods, edited by Lisa M. Given. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage, 2008.

Handbook of Statistics Series, edited by C.R. Rao. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1980-
Browse the volumes at the above link, or go directly to a few volumes of note:

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