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Reference Books (Print and Online)

Research Databases

Web Resources

  • SocioSite
    This site provides links to information about a number of sociological topics, biographical information about famous sociologists, and data archives for nations around the world. Based at the University of Amsterdam.
  • Social Psychology Network
    Designed for students, faculty, and researchers, Social Psychology Network includes 5,000+ links to web sites related to social psychology. Especially useful are the "Social Psych Subject Areas" and "Web-Based Reference Tools" sections. Maintained by Scott Plous, Department of Psychology, Wesleyan University.
  • NCJRS Virtual Library
    This site searches the National Criminal Justice Reference Service's Justice Information Center web site and the web sites of the agencies of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.
  • BUBL Information Service: Sociology
    This site divides sociological themes by their Dewey Decimal call numbers and provides links to data, research methods, and a variety of topical information.
  • Yahoo! Directory: Sociology
    Provides links to articles, papers, and reports, divided by topical category.
  • Social, Economic, and Political Change
    This site is affiliated with The Global Social Change Research Project and provides links to reports, data, research, and links to pages about theory, history, and country profiles.
  • Dead Sociologists' Society
    This site features the Dead Sociologists Index, with biographical sketches of sixteen major social theorists, overviews of major ideas and contributions to sociology, and selections from their original writings. Also provides useful links arranged in broad topic areas (family, stratification, social change, deviance, socialization, collective behavior, social movements, etc.)
  • Marxists Internet Archive
    This digital library aims to educate readers about Marxism and related topics. It includes a wide range of primary source documents, books, essays, letters, photos, and other resources. Documents cover writers, historical figures, organizations, and concepts. It also maintains the online Encyclopedia of Marxism and the Leftist Parties of the World online directory.
  • Criminal Justice Mega-Sites: The Best Links on the Web
    Includes links to professor's web sites, data sources, journals, professional associations, think tanks, blogs, and other useful criminal justice sites.

Social Data Sites

Other Research Resources and Style Guides

  • The Sage Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods
    Main Reference H62.S34 2004
  • Handbook of Social Theory
    Main Library H61.H279 2001 (3rd floor)
  • Sociology: A Guide to Reference and Information Sources, 3rd ed.
    Main Reference Z7164.S68 A24 2005
  • A Guide to Writing Sociology Papers, 5th ed.
    Main Library HM73.G78 2001 (3rd floor)
  • ASA Style Guide, 2nd ed.
    Main Reference Desk HM586.A44 1997
    (Quick Style Guide for Students Writing Sociology Papers is a brief version of the ASA Style Guide.)
  • Oberlin College Library links to Citation Guides and Style Manuals

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Last updated:
April 16, 2013