Research Guides: Sociology

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CQ Researcher Restricted Resource Some full text available
  • Current Events
  • Reports
  • All full-text
  • Publications of Congressional Quarterly Press 

Credo Reference Restricted Resource Some full text available
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Handbooks
  • All full-text

GenderWatch Restricted Resource Some full text available
  • Sociology, Gender Studies
  • Scholarly Journals, Magazines, Newspapers, Handbooks, Government Publications
  • Many full-text articles; some articles have citation and abstract information only
  • ProQuest search interface

JSTOR Restricted Resource Some full text available
  • Art History, Business, Economics, Education, History, Literature, Mathematics, Music, Social Sciences
  • Scholarly Journals, Book Reviews, Theater Reviews, Pamphlets
  • All full-text, PDF
  • Archival coverage of journals back to first issue
  • Moving wall embargo – full-text may not be available for most current 1-5 years, depending on publication 

Points of View Reference Center Restricted Resource Some full text available
  • Current Events, Popular Culture
  • Newspapers, Magazines, Multimedia, Pamphlets
  • All full-text

Proquest Newsstand Restricted Resource Some full text available
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Newspapers, Images
  • Many full-text articles; some articles have citation and abstract information only
  • Publications include The Atlantic Journal - Constitution, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and many more
  • Coverage varies by title; earliest publications from 1977 to present
  • ProQuest search interface

SocIndex Restricted Resource Some full text available
  • Sociology
  • Scholarly Journals, ebooks, Conference Proceedings
  • EBSCOHost search interface


Encyclopedia of Ethical, Legal, and Policy Issues in Biotechnology
Print Location: TP248.16 .E539 2000
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American Environmental Leaders: From Colonial Times to the Present
Print Location: GE55.B43 2000
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2 vols.
Encyclopedia of Abortion in the United States
Print Location: HQ767.5.U5 P35 2002
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Encyclopedia of American Prisons
Print Location: HV9471.S54 2003
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Encyclopedia of Bioethics
Print Location: QH332 .E52 2004
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Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering
Print Location: R857.M3 E63 2004
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Encyclopedia of Birth Control
Print Location: HQ766 .R442 2000
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Encyclopedia of Capital Punishment in the United States
Print Location: HV8694.P35 2001
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Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment
Print Location: HV6017.E524 2002
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4 vols.
Encyclopedia of DNA and the United States Criminal Justice System
Print Location: RA1057.55.P34 2004
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Encyclopedia of Domestic Violence
Print Location: HV6626.E534 2007
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Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol, & Addictive Behavior
Print Location: HV5804.E53 2001
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Encyclopedia of Environmental Studies
Print Location: TD9. A84 2001
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Encyclopedia of Ethics
Print Location: BJ63 .E45 2001
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Encyclopedia of Global Change: Environmental Change and Human Society
Print Location: GE149.E47 2002
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Encyclopedia of Gun Control and Gun Rights
Print Location: KF3941.A68 U88 2000
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Encyclopedia of High-Tech Crime and Crime-Fighting
Print Location: HV6773.N48 2004
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Encyclopedia of HIV and AIDS
Print Location: RC606.6 .W385 2003
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Encyclopedia of Juvenile Justice
Print Location: HV9104 .E58 2003
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Encyclopedia of Modern American Social Issues
Print Location: HN57.K73 1997
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Encyclopedia of Modern Worldwide Extremists and Extremist Groups
Print Location: HN49.R33 A85 2004
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Encyclopedia of Organized Crime in the United States
Print Location: HV6446.K43 2000
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Encyclopedia of Serial Killers
Print Location: HV6245 .N49 2000
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Encyclopedia of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Print Location: RC200.1 .S525 2004
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Encyclopedia of Terrorism
Print Location: HV6431.K883 2003
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Encyclopedia of White-Collar & Corporate Crime
Print Location: HV6768.E63 2005
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Encyclopedia of Women and Crime
Print Location: HV6046 .E56 2000
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Encyclopedia of Women's History in America
Print Location: HQ1410.C85 2000
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Encyclopedia of Youth and War: Young People as Participants and Victims
Print Location: HQ784.W3 S54 2000
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Great Debates at the United Nations: An Encyclopedia of Fifty Key Issues 1945-2000
Print Location: KZ4968 .G67 2001
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Guns in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law
Print Location: HV7436 .G8783 2002
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2 vols.
International Encyclopedia of Women's Suffrage
Print Location: JF851.H28 2000
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Social Issues in Science and Technology: An Encyclopedia
Print Location: Q175.5 .N49 1999
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Supreme Court Drama: Cases That Changed America
Print Location: KF4550.Z9 B73 2001
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Dictionary of Environmental Law
Print Location: K3584.6.G55 2000
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Facts on File Dictionary of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
Print Location: TP248.16.S84 2001
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Facts on File Dictionary of Environmental Science
Print Location: TD9. W95 2001
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2 volumes

Handbooks & Guides

American Attitudes: What Americans Think About the Issues that Shape Their Lives
Print Location: HN90.P8 A527 2014
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Animal Rights
Print Location: HV4708.Y84 2004

Animals and the Law: A Sourcebook
Print Location: KF390.5.A5 C87 2001

Clean Tech Revolution: The Next Big Growth and Investment Opportunity
Print Location: TD145.P46 2007

Print Location: GE197.L66 2004

Environmental Law Handbook
Print Location: KF3775 .E55 2001
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Facts about American Immigration
Print Location: JV6465.B73 2001
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Global Warming
Print Location: QC981.8.G56 L66 2004
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Handbook of American Women's History
Print Location: HQ1410 .H36 2000
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International Migration: Trends, Policies, and Economic Impact
Print Location: JV6217 .I59 2001

Mating Intelligence Unleashed: The Role of the Mind in Sex, Dating, and Love
Print Location: HQ801 .G388 2013

Millennials: Americans Under Age 25
Print Location: HQ796.M55 2001
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Sourcebook on Violence Against Women
Print Location: HV6250.4.W65 S68 2001
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What's Wrong with Fat?
Print Location: RA645.O23 S24 2013


Brookings Institute
Source: Brookings Institute
The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Their stated mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research.
Child Stats
Source: Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics This website offers easy access to statistics and reports on children and families, including: family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education and health.
Source: International Debate Education Association (IDEA)
Debatabase provides an extensive selection of the best arguments, facts and examples both for an against hundreds of topics.

Electronic Journal of Sociology
Source: The Electronic Journal of Sociology
An online journal of refereed (peer-reviewed) articles and editorial reviews. Archives are not searchable, but article titles can be browsed by issue.
Source: FedStats
Provides access to statistical data from Federal Agencies that are listed in Statistical Programs of the United States Government. Statistics are arranged by topic, searchable, and organized by state.
Gallup Organization
Source: Gallup Organization
Polls aim to represent the opinions of a sample of people representing the same opinions that would be obtained if it were possible to interview everyone in a given country
Human Rights Watch
Source: Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch is an independent, nongovernmental organization, supported by contributions from private individuals and foundations worldwide. They are dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.
ICPSR Data Archive
Source: Univ. of Michigan Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research 
A searchable archive of data related to the social sciences. Categories of data include Census (Population Characteristics); Economic Behavior and Attitudes; Education; Health Care abd Facilities; Mass Political Behavior and Attitudes; Social Institutions and Behavior.
IPL: Social Sciences
Source: Internet Public LIbrary
Provides links to quality websites in all areas of the social sciences. Categories include Education; Ethnicity, Culture and Race; Gender & Sexuality; Psychology; Social Issues and Social Welfar
Issues: Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
Source: Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
This site "is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries."

National Center for Education Statistics
Source: NCES
Main organization that collects, collates, analyzes, and reports statistics on American education. The Data section contains the Integrated Postsecondary Education data system (IPEDS) databases.
New Jersey Polls
Source: Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling
The Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling conducts surveys in the public interest, reporting attitudes about candidates, politics, public policy, the economy, and social trends in more than 160 surveys.
PBS Frontline
Source: PBS
"Since 1983, PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) FRONTLINE has served as American public television's flagship public affairs series. FRONTLINE has built a reputation for powerful reporting that tackles the tough, controversial, and complex stories that shape our times."
Public Agenda
Source: Public
Provides material on issues that are currently in the public eye. Each section includes an overview, notable and newsworthy, factual information, sections on framing the debate, major proposals, and analyses of major players and how to reach them.
A search engine which also provides links to U.S. government related sites, including Executive Agencies, Independent Agencies, and state sites.
Statistical Abstract of the United States Online
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
The summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the U.S. A main menu allows you to browse sections of related statistics, or you can search for a specific topic.
Statistical Resources on the Web
Source: University of Michigan
This award-winning site from the University of Michigan allows key word searching for tailored results. Offers statistics about women and gender in all aspects of life.
United Nations Global Issues
Source: United Nations
This website offers an overview of some of these global issues, and links to other resources where you can get additional information.
Urban Institute
Source: Urban Institute
This organization analyzes public policy, evaluates programs, and informs community development to improve social, civic and economic well-being. Documents on the website highlight research that has been done in many areas of public policy and social issues.


National Organization for Women
Source: NOW
NOW sponsores a body image campaign. Click on "Love Your Body Day" on the left to view research, articles, ways to get involved, and positive and negative ads that appear in the media.


American Generations: Who They Are, How They Live, What They Think
Print Location: HC110.C6M545 1998
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Datapedia of the United States: American History in Numbers
Print Location: HA202.K87 2004
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Gallup Poll
Print Location: HN90.P8G35

Statistical Abstract of the United States
Print Location: HA202.U57
Circulating Books
World's Women, 2000: Trends and Statistics
Print Location: HQ1154 .W95 2000
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Government Information

Statistical Yearbook 2010: Fifty Fifth Issue
Print Location: HA12.5.U63 2010
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Supreme Court Decisions and Women's Rights: Milestones to Equality
Print Location: KF4758.A7 S87 2000

World at Risk: A Global Issues Sourcebook
Print Location: JZ1242 .W67 2002
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Almanacs & Yearbooks

State of the World
Print Location: HC 59.S74
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World Almanac and Book of Facts
Print Location: AY67.N5 W7
Current year in Reference Collection; past editions in Circulation Books
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