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For recommendations beyond the core resources listed on this page, use the Finding Background Information, Finding Articles, Finding Books, Finding Data & Statisticsand Citations tabs across the top.

Additional Resources by Course

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Core Resources for Finding Articles and Books

  • Sociological Abstracts
    Citations to scholarly journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations and more in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Use the Check for Full Text buttons to check for full text online or in the library.
  • JSTOR
    A database of scholarly journals for most academic disciplines, with many sociology journals. The most recent three to five years of most journals are not included. Full text is linked directly in the database.
  • Encompass Search
    Encompass Search finds information by searching through a massive collection of books and scholarly journals, as well as newspapers and magazines, dissertations, conference proceedings, music, video, maps, and more.

Core Resources for Finding Background Information

To find more print and online reference books for general sociology, as well as specific subjects within or related to sociology, search Encompass Search or ask for help.

  • Credo Reference
    Hundreds of dictionaries, encyclopedias, fact books, guides, companions and more from respected publishers across dozens of major subject areas, including many notable titles for sociology. Full text is linked directly in the database.
  • 21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook
    Location: Main Collection (Ref.) 301 T971c vol. 1-2
    Highlights the most important sociology topics, issues, questions, and debates in the 21st century.
  • Annual Review of Sociology
    Literature reviews providing summary and analysis of research in the field of sociology, published annually. Good for an overview of the state of research on a given topic. Full text is available online for 1975-present.
  • Encyclopedia of Social Theory
    Location: Main Collection (Ref.) 301.01 E56o vol. 1-2 (Level B)

Core Citation Resources

  • Style Guide / American Sociological Association
    Location: Ready Reference 808.0663 A512a 2010 (Level A)
    The authoritative and complete manual for ASA Style.
  • ASA Style (Buffalo State, SUNY)
    Examples of ASA Style formatting, in-text citations, and reference lists.
  • Formatting in Sociology, ASA Style (Purdue University)
    Examples of ASA Style formatting, in-text citations, and reference lists. Use the links of the left sidebar to navigate to sections.
  • Zotero
    "Free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources." Download instructions and help available on the site.

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