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Journals (Print)

When you are involved in research you should include information from scholarly journals. The articles are written by scholars and experts in the subject area.

1.American Journal of Economics & Sociology

2. American Sociological Review

3. Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

4. Social Forces

5. Social Policy




Herbie - Card Catalog (link to the online catalog)                                                                                                                                         

eBooks on EBSCO( a collection of electronic books)


EBSCOhost / Academic Search Premier

JSTOR campus access only 


Associations and Organizations on the Web

American Sociological Association

Society for Applied Sociology

Rural Sociology Society

U.S. Census Bureau



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Reference Books

Reference books are a good place to begin a research project. Encyclopedias, dictionaries and handbooks provide background information and can also point to other resources. Key titles are listed below.This is not a comprehensive guide but it can serve as a starting point.

Encyclopedia of Sociology   (REF HM425.E5 2000) 5vols.

Sociological Methodology  (REF HM24 .67 2000)

Encyclopedia of Social Measurement (REF H 62 .E584 2005) 3vols.

Sage Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods (REF H 62 .34 2004) 3vols

Handbook of Research Design & Social Measurement (REF H62 .M44 2002)

International Encyclopedia of Marriage & Family (REF HQ9 .E52 2003)

Encyclopedia of American Social Movements (REF HN57 .E594 2004)


Circulating Books

Sociology  books from our circulating collection are shelved on the second floor. The table below highlights some major topics and areas of research.


Call Number Rage

Sociology (general)

HM 401 – HM 1281

Social History & Conditions,

Social Problems


HN 1 – HN 995

Family, Marriage Women

HQ 1 – HQ 2044


HS 1 – HS 3371

Communities, Classes, Race

HT 51 – HT 1595

Social Pathology, Social & Public Welfare


HV1 – HV 9960

Use the library’s online catalog, available at , to search more systematically for books on particular topics.



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