Sociology

Major Research Tools

Full-text, Reference

Revision (c.2008) of the classic first edition. Features new articles and biographies contributed by scholars from around the world on a wide array of global topics in the social sciences.

Data, Gateway, Visual resource

Coverage: US Census 1790-2010; American Community Survey 2005-2012, and others.

User-friendly tool for locating and downloading US Census data and other demographic resources. Social Explorer is also an on-line tool for creating maps with this data for export as image files.

Index

Coverage: 1908-present.

Indexes journal articles, books, and conference papers in sociology. Includes a substantial amount of full text.

Index

Coverage: 1975-present

Index covering the journal literature of the social sciences. Allows you to search for a topic, an author, or for articles that cite a known author or work.

Other Suggested Research Tools

Full-text, Index

Index coverage: vol. 1 - present; Full-text coverage: 1996-present

Full text of articles reviewing the scholarly literature for a variety of topics in the physical, biomedical, and social sciences.

Full-text

Coverage: 1991-present

Weekly reports on "hot" topics. Each report focuses on one topic and includes an explanation of the issues, a "pro and con" debate feature, a chronology, and a bibliography that can lead to additional resources. Especially useful for political and social issues.

Full-text, Index

Coverage: 1963 to present

Results of weekly public opinion polls conducted by Harris Interactive.

Data

Contains data from the 1790-1960 US Housing and Population censuses. Browse by state or county by topic, produce tables, and/or create ratios. Also includes "Map it" feature which generates interactive maps at the national, state or county levels.

Index

Coverage: 1907-1984

Index of major journals in the humanities and social sciences

Data

Social science datasets available for download and analysis in statistical software. Datasets are made available through the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research. Note: ICPSR data downloads from off-campus are currently not possible. If you would like to access ICPSR from off-campus for searching only, use this link instead of the one above.

Data, Full-text

Coverage: 1935 to present

Database of U.S. national public opinion surveys. From The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research

Data, Full-text

Quantitative and qualitative data about the Lehigh Valley. Includes public opinion data, election polls, and research papers (e.g.,"The Effects of Gambling in the Lehigh Valley"). Requires free registration.

Data, Full-text

Data on international migration and refugee trends by country. Includes country profiles with discussions of migration policies and patterns and detailed data on foreign-born residents of the U.S.

Full-text

Essays on problems related to social movements and social change. Includes "dialogues" between scholars and activists.

Full-text, Reference

Athabasca University's social science dictionary has over 1000 entries covering the disciplines of sociology, criminology, political science and women's studies.

Data

Digest versions of public opinion polls conducted by various organizations.

Index

Coverage: 1970-present.

Indexes journal articles, books, and technical reports on population, family planning, and related issues. In addition, POPLINE focuses on particular developing-country issues including demography and population and the environment.

Data

Provides abstracts and indexes of statistical information from U.S. government publications from 1973, state and private sources from 1980, and documents from international organizations from 1983.

Gateway

Collegial online meeting place for sociology. Includes links to prominent international journals, key readings from major sociologists, newsgroups, more. From the University of Amsterdam.