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Sociology Subject Guide

A pathfinder designed to educate people about sociology.

Electronic Resources

Academic Search Premier

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The world’s largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier provides full text for nearly 4,650 serials, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCOhost.

Print Resources


Encyclopedia of the city / edited by Roger Caves London ; New York, NY : Routledge, c2005. Call # R 307.76 EN

Encyclopedia of sociology / Edgar F. Borgatta, editor in chief New York, NY : Macmillan Reference USA, c2000. Call # R 301.03 EN

Non Fiction

Goodman, Norman Introduction to sociology New York, NY : HarperPerennial, c1992. Call # 301 GO

Recommended E - Books

Encyclopedia of sociology [electronic resource] / Edgar F. Borgatta, editor in chief New York, NY : Macmillan Reference USA, c2000.

International encyclopedia of the social sciences [electronic resource] / William A. Darity, Jr., editor in chief Detroit, MI : Macmillan Reference USA, c2008.

World Wide Web Resources

A Sociology Timeline from 1600
“A clickable time line of events in the history of sociology. You can click on people, events, names of essays or dates to find information and links. You can, for example, scroll to the list and see that Adam Smith was born on June 5, 1723 then click on his name to get information about him and his role in the history of sociology. Spans from 1600-1995”

American Sociological Association

"As the national organization for sociologists, the American Sociological Association, through its Executive Office, is well positioned to provide a unique set of services to its members and to promote the vitality, visibility, and diversity of the discipline."

Sociology Links from the Library of Congress

Sociology Resources on the Internet

“This site, put together by the library at Virginia Tech is a comprehensive resource for finding sociology-related information on the internet. It lists associations and organizations, discussion groups and listservs, electronic journals and newsletters, social theory resources, and World Wide Web starting points to help you on your way.”


SocioWeb acts as a portal to sociology materials on the Internet, providing links to articles, online directories, surveys and statistics, as well as links to major university sociology departments.

The Socjournal

"The Socjournal aims to bring sociology to the world by providing blog space, regular columns, and academic reports designed to popularize and disseminate the fascinating world of sociological research."

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