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Sociology Resources


Library of Congress Classification System

HM      Sociology

HS       Societies, clubs

HN      Social History

HV       Social pathology, Social services, Criminology

HQ      Marriage, family, women


subdivision sociological aspects used by many subjects. Also long list of related subjects listed in the Library of Congress Subject Headings under the Sociology heading.

Reference Books

DiCanio, Margaret. Encyclopedia of violence: origins, attitudes, consequences. REFERENCE HM291 .D4857. 1993.


Encyclopedia of aging. REFERENCE HQ1061 .E53.1987.


Encyclopedia of American social history. REFERENCE HN57 .E58. 1993. v.1-3


Encyclopedia of death. REERENCE HQ1073 .E54 1989.


Encyclopedia of death and dying. REFERENCE HQ1073 .E543 2001


Encyclopedia of sociology. REFERENCE HM17 .E5 1991, v. 1-4.


Encyclopedia of sociology. Selections. Social issues. REFERENCE HM17 .E5152 1998.


Encyclopedia of violence, peace, conflict. REFERENCE HM886 .E53 1999, v.1-3.


Everyday life, American social history. REFERENCE HN57 .E582. 1998.


International encyclopedia of the social & behavioral sciences. REFERENCE H41 .I58 2001, v. 1-24.

The most comprehensive encyclopedia of the social sciences.


Levinson, David. Aggression and conflict: a cross-cultural encyclopedia. Reference HM136 .L46. 1994.


Social issues. REFERENCE HM17 .E5152. 1998.


Violence in America REFERENCE HN90 .V5V5474 1999, v.1-3


Web sites selected from the Librarians’ Internet Index (lii.org)


Dead Sociologists' Society - http://www2.pfeiffer.edu/~lridener/DSS/DEADSOC.HTML

From Addams to Marx to Spencer to Veblen, excellent information on the lives and works of sixteen key sociologists.


Guide to Queer Resources in the Social Sciences - http://www.dangpow.com/~katia/queer/

Print and online resources about homosexuality, bisexuality, and transsexuality/transgenderism are presented in the fields of anthropology, education, history, law, psychology, social work, and sociology. Compiled by librarian Katia Roberto.


New American Studies Web - http://www.georgetown.edu/crossroads/asw/

Searchable, annotated directory of over 2000 Web resources in twenty-eight fields, including diaspora; economy; environment; anthropology; gender; government, politics, and current affairs; history; music; nationalism; philosophy; popular culture; race, ethnicity, and identity; religion; science and technology; sociology; war; labor; and more. Sponsored by the American Studies Association and maintained at Georgetown University.


Project Censored - http://www.projectcensored.org/

This media research project "compiles an annual list of 25 news stories of social significance that have been overlooked, under-reported or self-censored by the country's major national news media"; the lists are published in a newsletter, which is available on the site (with a few gaps) from 1997 to the present. The stories are selected by a national panel of media experts and the site is administered by a Sonoma State (California) University sociology professor.


A Sociology Timeline from 1600 - http://www.edstephan.org/timeline.html

A timeline of significant events in the field of sociology from 1600 to 1995. Included are links from various points on the timeline. There is also a Sociology Calendar listing births and deaths of individuals featured in the timeline. From a professor at Western Washington University.


Sociological Tour Through Cyberspace - http://www.trinity.edu/~mkearl/index.html

This excellent site starts with a list of general resources, continues with theory, data resources, methods and statistics, and writing a research paper. Then, to the heart of the original work of this resource--Exercising the Imagination: Subject-based Inquiries. These hypertext essays, by a sociology professor, cover a wide range of topics including death and dying, family, gerontology, gender and equality, race and ethnicity, social inequality, and social psychology.


Sociology of Death and Dying - http://www.trinity.edu/~mkearl/death.html

Guide to Sociological Thanatology. A sample of the topics covered include: accidental deaths, suicides, euthanasia, homicides, obituaries, funerals, memorial societies, ghosts, abortion, and capital punishment (which includes links to both proponents and opponents). In addition to links, features a large array of original materials. Maintained by a Sociology and Anthropology professor at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas.


The SocioLog - http://www.sociolog.com/

This categorized guide to sociology online has links to general and specific topic resources; university departments, research institutes, and other organizations; journals; mailing lists; and sites on individual sociologists. It is international in scope and some of the resources are in languages other than English