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SocINDEX with Full Text (EBSCO)

Provides coverage from all subdisciplines of sociology, including abortion, anthropology, criminology, criminal justice, cultural sociology, demography, economic development, ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, marriage & family, politics, religion, rural sociology, social psychology, social structure, social work, sociological theory, sociology of education, substance abuse, urban studies, violence, welfare, and many others.


A journal archive covering arts, humanities, and social sciences. Coverage extends until 3-5 years ago. *Current issues may be available in other databases - to see our complete full-text coverage for a particular journal title, use the Magazines/Journal search in the library catalog.

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)

Provides full text for more than 5,300 scholarly publications, including full text for 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study and offers information dating as far back as 1865.

Research Library (ProQuest)

Provides access to full-text journals across a wide range of subject areas, including business, education, literature, political science, and psychology.

Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective

An index covering a wide range of interdisciplinary fields in a broad array of humanities and social sciences journals. Covers 1907-1984. Linked full text may be available in other GTL databases.

Print Resources

LC call number ranges: HA [Statistics], HM [Sociology], HV [Social pathology; social welfare; criminology]

Subject headings:
Social systems

Sociology - General Reference

Encyclopedia of Sociology

REF HM 425 .E5 2000

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America [2 v.]

REF E 184 .A1 G14 1995

International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences [26 v.]

REF H 41 .I58 2001

Criminology and Deviance

Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice [4 v.]

REF HV 6017 .E52 2002

Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol, and Addictive Behavior

REF HV 5804 .E53 2001

Encyclopedia of Psychology [8 v.]

REF BF 31 .E52 2000

Social Work

Encyclopedia of Social Work [3 v. plus Supplement]

REF HV 35 .S6

The Social Work Dictionary

REF HV 12 .B37 1999


Demographics of the United States: Trends & Projections

REF-DESK HB 849.49 .U5 R87 2000

Statistical Abstract of the United States


Related GTL Research Guides

Statistics Resources

Statistical Data

American Religion Data Archive

"Includes data on churches and church membership, religious professionals, and religious groups."

Kids Count (Annie E. Casey Foundation)

Interactive online database containing national and state population data on age, gender, households, families, and housing units.

General Websites

American Sociological Association (ASA)

Provides information about the ASA and news items related to sociology.

Sociology Journals (Yahoo!)

Journals available on the Internet (some require a subscription).

SocioSite (University of Amsterdam)

Large collection of links arranged by topic.


Good links by topic and also searchable.

WWW Virtual Library: Sociology

A broad range of material.

Topic-Specific Websites

Sociology of Cyberspace Links

Journals, web pages, and articles.

Sociology of Death and Dying

Scroll down for links to sociological sources and articles.

Famous Sociologists (SocioSite)

Links to biographies, articles, and full-text works about sociologists.


Last updated 06-20-08