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Key information resources for research in sociology, criminology, environmental sociology, crime, law, deviance, sociological theory, social inequalities, medical sociology, and Appalachian sociology.

Best Bets for Sociology Research

Criminal Justice Research

Googling Gray Literature Sources

Google Web Search

Include your topic keywords, along with the word research report. Consider limiting to .org or .gov domain. Consider limiting to PDF filetype

Example: community violence research report filetype:pdf

Gray Literature from Organizations, Advocacy Groups, and Think Tanks

Conference Presentations (Gray Literature)

Understanding Journal Articles

Additional Databases

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