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- Sociological Abstracts
Find articles, book chapters, dissertations, and conference proceedings on all aspects of sociology: history and theory, culture, social structure, social psychology, rural and urban issues, families, organizations, substance abuse and addiction, and much more.
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Look here for scholarly and popular articles on sociology and other related academic subjects, including psychology, anthropology, urban studies, gender studies, and more.
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Explore sociology topics that overlap with psychology, including social psychology and organizational behavior. You can find specific kinds of research by limiting your results by methodology on the bottom right side of the Advanced search page.
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You can also browse the reference books below for topic overviews and research ideas.
The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology
Call Number: Reference HM425 .B53 2007 v. 1–10
Find overviews and suggested readings for key sociological topics, theories, and people. Not sure where to start? See the helpful Lexicon in v. 1, p. xciii, to see entries groped by theme.
A Dictionary of Sociology
Call Number: Reference HM425 .D5735 2005
Look here for concise definitions of terms and concepts from sociology and related fields like psychology and anthropology.
Encyclopedia of Social Theory
Call Number: Reference HM425 .E46 2006
This work provides foundational understandings for sociological theories, schools, and debates, with citations for further reading.
21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook
Call Number: Reference HM585 .A13 2007 v.1–2
The in-depth essays in this handbook cover a wide range of topics, from social problems to social life, institutions, the self, and more.
International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences
Call Number: Reference H40.A2 I5 2008 v. 1–9
Find entries on important people, movements, events, and more in this massive set covering all areas of the social sciences (sociology, anthropology, etc.). The Thematic Outline in v. 1, p. CXXIII, can help you start exploring.
Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice
Call Number: Reference HM671 .E53 2007 v. 1–3
Look here for information about activism, civil engagement, and social justice, including leaders, movements, ideas, and concepts. The Reader's Guide in v. 1, p. xix, is an excellent place to start.
Created by Meg Holle in Fall 2009