Welcome to the sociology guide! This guide is designed to help sociology students identify good starting points for their research. On the tabs to the left, you will find library resources broken down by reference sources, journals, databases, and additional online resources. The related guides links at the bottom of each page will take you to other guides on specific sociology topics and courses.
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The library's print collection includes a reference section. Reference books can be viewed in the library, but are not to be checked out or removed from the library, although portions of reference works can be scanned using our library scanner.
- The Blackwell Dictionary of Sociology
REF HM 425 J64 2000
The library provides access to many scholarly journals through our database subscriptions, or through individual journal subscriptions. Here are a few top sociology journals that are available to you through the library:
You can search almost all of the library's electronic resources through the search box on our website, but in some cases it is helpful to narrow your search down to a particular database. Here are some databases that are related to sociology:
- Academic Search Ultimate - This is a wide-ranging interdisciplinary database which includes many electronically available books and articles on topics within sociology.
- APA PsycINFO - An index with millions of records for dissertations, journal articles, and book chapters all selected by the American Psychological Association.
- HeinOnline - HOL is primarily a legal database, so it includes many documents and journals that would be helpful in studying topics across the social sciences.
- JSTOR - JSTOR is an excellent archive of social sciences journals, with some issues going back to the 1800s.
- Military & Government Collection - This interdisciplinary database includes journals and primary sources in a wide variety of subjects. It also includes many legal documents.
- Points of View Reference Center - This database includes reference sources like newspapers, biographies of notable people, and historical documents. All these documents come at topics from differing viewpoints.
Many valuable resources on sociology are available online from associations or government websites. The following list includes links to websites that might be helpful to you:
- American Sociological Association - The ASA's website has some free resources available about different sociology topics, including articles, podcasts, and news.
- U.S. Census Bureau - The Census Bureau makes survey data freely available for you to use.
- International Sociology Association - The ISA provides links to videos, publications, and other online resources on sociology.
- Association of Applied and Clinical Sociology - This website includes resources like publications and videos, as well as opportunities for undergraduate students to be involved in the Association of Applied and Clinical Sociology.