Research Guides


Listed below are materials and services that will help you find information on Sociology. If you need additional help, please see the Reference Librarian (first floor) or your instructor.

 (Reference; First Floor)

Encyclopedia of Sociology (REF HM425.E5)
Dictionary of Sociology (REF HM425.L39)
Magill's Choice Sociology Basics (REF HM425.S63)
Encyclopedia of World Cultures (REF GN307.E53)
International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences (REF H40.A2 I5)
Countries and Their Cultures (REF GN307.C68)

Online Library Catalog

The online library catalog is an index to the library's books and audiovisual materials. You may search the catalog from any computer with Internet access. The online card catalog can be searched in a variety of ways most notably by TITLE, AUTHOR, SUBJECT, and KEYWORD.

Examples of subject searches you might try include:

SOCIAL CHANGE                                             
SOCIOLOGY, URBAN                          
MUSIC - SOCIAL ASPECTS                                  
ARTS AND SOCIETY                               

Materials that check out show the location "Second Floor."

You will find electronic books from EBSCOhost in the Online Library Catalog, as well. Click on the link to read the book.       

Magazines/Journals (Periodical Collection; First Floor)

American Journal of Sociology
Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology
Sociological Inquiry     
Family Relations          
Social Problems     
Social Forces               

Other journals are available online.

Indexes to Magazines and Journals

          Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature (Index Table; First Floor)

          Social Sciences Index (Index Table; First Floor)  

Online Databases

EBSOhost Databases

EBSCOhost is an online database service provider and is available from any computer with Internet access. SocINDEX with Full Text, MasterFILE Priemer, and Academic Search Premier databases within EBSCOhost will be most helpful for your assignment.

Science Full Text Select (EBSCOhost)

Science Full Text Select inside EBSCOhost is a full-text magazine and journal articles in social sciences, humanities, physical sciences, engineering, life sciences, and health sciences.

Off-campus access is available with a student network log-in, which must be activated on campus. 

Database Log-in Instructions

Online Databases   


Although an unorganized resource, the Internet does contain valuable information.  Look for the authority, objectivity, accuracy, and currency, when evaluating  web sites.

Some Sociology sources are linked at Sociology Research Links 

    Sociology electronic journals, reference materials, and professional organizations are linked there.

Some sources have pre-selected, organized Internet sites by topics, for example, the Internet Public Library

Reference Librarian

Contact a reference librarian by calling 405-733-7543 or e-mail