Sociology

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What is Sociology? - from the American Sociological Association

LIBRARY CATALOG

COD LIBRARY CATALOG: Books and Videos in the COD Library only

Outline of the Library of Congress Classification System (what C.O.D. uses to arrange its books)
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REFERENCE BOOKS

Style Guide of the American Sociological Association (ASA) from Purdue University OWL
Style Guide of the American Sociological Association (ASA). Reference HM 569 .A 54.

CREDO REFERENCE. Type in your terms in the search box to find articles from many different online reference books.

GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY. Type in your terms in the search box to find articles from many different online reference books.

American Countercultures: An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, Alternative Lifestyles. Ref. HM 647 .A 44 2009

The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. Reference HM 425 .B 53 2007.

Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology. Reference HM 425 .C36 2006

Class in America: An Encyclopedia. Reference HN 90 .C 564 2007

The Collins Dictionary of Sociology. (2005)

Contemporary Youth Culture: An International Encyclopedia. . Reference HQ 796 .C 8154 2006

The Continuum Complete International Encyclopedia of Sexuality. Reference HQ 21 .I 68 2004

Cultural Sociology of Divorce: An Encyclopedia. (2013)

Culture Wars: An Encyclopedia of Issues, Viewpoints, and Voices. (2010)

Demographic Yearbook [United Nations]. Reference HA 17 .D 45

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online.

Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice. Reference HM 671 .E 53 2007

Encyclopedia of American Race Riots. (2006) Volume 1 (A - M), Volume 2 (N - Z)

Encyclopedia of American Social Movements. Reference HN 57 .E 594 2004

Encyclopedia of American Studies.

Encyclopedia of Community: From the Village to the Virtual World Also in Reference HM 756 .E 53 2003

Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture. Reference HC 79 .C 6 E 53 2011

Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Social Issues. (2011)

Encyclopedia of Gender and Society. (2009)

Encyclopedia of Global Studies. (2012)

Encyclopedia of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. Reference HM 716 .E 53 2010

Encyclopedia of Human Relationships.

Encyclopedia of Power. (2011)

The Encyclopedia of Public Choice. (2004)

Encyclopedia of Race and Racism. Reference E 184 .A 1 E 584 2008

Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society. Reference HT 1521 .E 63 2008.

Encyclopedia of Racism in the United States. Reference E 184 .A 1 E 773 2005

Encyclopedia of Rural America: The Land and People. Reference E 169.12 .E 5 1997

Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender. (2007)

Encyclopedia of Social Movement Media. Reference P 96 .A 44 E 53 2011

Encyclopedia of Social Networks.

Encyclopedia of Social Problems. Reference HN 28 .E55 2008

Encyclopedia of Social Theory. Reference HM 425 .E49

Encyclopedia of Sociology. Reference HM 17 .E5 2000

The Encyclopedia of Urban America: The Cities and the Suburbs. . Reference HT 123 .E 5 1998.

The Encyclopedia of Urban Cultures: Cities and Cultures Around the World. Reference HT 108.5 .E 53 2002.

Encyclopedia of Urban Studies. Reference HT 108.5 .E 634 2010.

The Ethnic Handbook: A Guide to the Cultures and Traditions of Chicago's Diverse Communities. Ref. F 548.9 .A 1 E 87 1996.

Gay Histories and Cultures: An Encyclopedia. Reference HQ 75.13 .G 37 2000

Greenwood Encyclopedia of LGBT Issues Worldwide . (2010)

International Encyclopedia of Adolescence. Reference HQ 796 .I 58 2007

International Encyclopedia of Civil Society. (2010)

International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family. Reference HQ 9 .E 52 2003

International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinaties. Reference HQ 1090 .I 58 2007

International Encyclopedia of the Behavioral and Social Sciences. Reference H 41 .I58

Isms and Ologies: All the Movements, Ideologies, and Doctrines that have Shaped Our World: The 453 Basic Tenets You've Only Pretended to Understand. Reference HM 585 .G655 2007

Key Concepts in Critical Social Theory

Key Concepts in Leisure Studies

Key Contemporary Concepts

Key Quotations in Sociology.

The New Blackwell Companion to Sociology. Reference H 61 .B4773

Online Dictionary of the Social Sciences.

Outbreak! The Encyclopedia of Extraordinary Social Behavior. Reference HM 866 .E 93 2009

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History. Reference HN 57 .O 94 2012

The Penguin Dictionary of Sociology.

Public Opinion and Polling Around the World: An Historical Encyclopedia.

Reader's Guide to the Social Sciences . 2 vols. (lists of key books on topics) Reference H 41 .R45 2001

Sage Dictionary of Cultural Studies.

SAGE Dictionary of Leisure Studies. (2009)

Social Issues in America: An Encyclopedia. Reference HN 57 .S 624 2006

The Social Science Encyclopedia. Reference H 41. S63 2004

The Social Science Jargon Buster: The Key Terms You Need to Know.

Sociology Basics. 2 vols. Reference HM 425.S63 2000

Sociology: The Key Concepts.

State Stats database. Statistics arranged by state and subject.

Statistical Abstract of the United States. Latest edition on Ready Reference, older editions at General HA 202 .U 5 S 93.

21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook. 2 vols. Reference HM 585 .A13 2007

Urban Dictionary.

World of Sociology . 2 vols. Reference HM 585 .W67 2001
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ARTICLE DATABASES

You must have a valid College of DuPage library card to access the electronic indexes and databases from off-campus.

MOST IMPORTANT

SocIndex with Full-Text (1974-present). References & abstracts for journals for political science and other related social science disciplines.

Other Databases

Academic OneFile (formerly Expanded Academic Index ASAP). An index to over 2500 magazines and journals covering a variety of topic areas including anthropology. This database provides references, abstracts, and many times the full-text of articles. A COD library card is required for off-campus use.

Academic Search Complete [EBSCOhost]1984 to present; 1990 to present- full text). Abstracts from nearly 3000 journals and full text for 1250 journals including general reference, education, social sciences, humanities, general science, multi-cultural studies, library and information science.

The Chicago Tribune newspaper.

Google Scholar. This provides access to many free full-text articles, as well as citations to many other articles.

JSTOR. This is an archive of digitized journal articles ranging in date from the 1700's to the early 2000's. These collections span a variety of subjects in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Physical Sciences.

Military and Government Collection of articles and bibliographic citations.

National Newspapers(ProQuest). This includes the Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.

Open Access Journals Directory (free full-text journal articles)

Policybot. This is a database of over 18,000 public policy reports and documents, most of them full-text & free online.

Project MUSE. This database offers full-text current and archival articles from 500+ scholarly journals from major university presses covering literature and criticism, history, performing arts, cultural studies, education, philosophy, political science, gender studies, and more. Updated continually.

More COD Library journal and newspaper article databases.
Explanation of the Difference Between Magazines and Journals
How to Read a Research Study Article
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OTHER RESEARCH GUIDES

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SOCIAL SCIENCES RESEARCH

The A-to-Z of Social Research: A Dictionary of Key Social Science Research Concepts.

The Data Game: Controversies in Social Science Statistics. General HA 29 .M 236 2013

Dictionary of Statistics and Methodology: A Nontechnical guide for the Social Sciences. Reference HA 17 .V 64 2011

Dictionary of the Social Sciences. Reference H 41 .D 53 2002

Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics.

Just Plain Data Analysis: Finding, Presenting, and Interpreting Social Science Data. General HA 29 .K 58 2012

Key Concepts in Social Research. Reference H 62 .P 3234 2004.

Keywords in Qualitative Methods: A Vocabulary of Research Concepts. Reference H 62 .B 5856 2008

Research Resources for the Social Sciences

Sage Dictionary of Qualitative Inquiry. Reference H 61 .S 4435 2007

The Sage Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods. Reference H 62 .L456 2004

State Stats database . Statistics arranged by state and subject.

Statistical Abstract of the United States . Latest edition on Ready Reference, older editions at General HA 202 .U 5 S 93.

Visualizing Social Science Research: Maps, Methods, and Meaning. General H 62 .W 448 2012

Write a Paper
Sociology Research Paper Ideas
Sociology Student Writer's Manual. General HM 585 .S638 2002
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HEALTH, ILLNESS, SOCIETY & CULTURE

Books and Videos from the Library Catalog about the subject of "Medical Anthropology"

Books and Videos from the Library Catalog about the subject of "Social Medicine", aka Medical Sociology

Cambridge Handbook of Age and Aging

Cultural Encyclopedia of the Body. (2008)

Death and the Afterlife: A Cultural Encyclopedia . Reference GT 3150 .T 25 2000.

Diets and Dieting: A Cultural Encyclopedia. Reference RM 214.5 .G 55 2008

Encyclopedia of Aging . Reference HQ 1061 .E 53 2006

Encyclopedia of Aging and Public Health. (2009)

Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience Reference HQ 1073 .E 544 2009

Encyclopedia of Elder Care: The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric and Social Care . Reference RC 954 .E 53 2008

Encyclopedia of Family Health (2011).

Encyclopedia of Family Life. Reference HQ 534 .E 53 1999

Encyclopedia of Health and Aging (2007)

Encyclopedia of Health and Behavior. (2004)

Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition. Reference QP 141 .E 526 2005

Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology: Health and Illness in the World's Cultures . Reference RA 418 .E 354 2004

Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology. Reference GN 502 .E 63 2006

Encyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development. Ref. HM 626 .E 538 2009

Encyclopedia of Public Health. (2008)

Encyclopedia of Women's Health. (2004)

The Graying of America: An Encyclopedia of Aging, health, Mind and Behavior. (2001)

Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences. (2006)

Health and Illness: A Cross-Cultural Encyclopedia. Reference R 733 .L 477 1997

Health and Social Issues of Native American Women . (2012)

Health Care Systems Around the World. (2013)

Health Disparities in the United States: Social Class, Race, Ethnicity, and Health. General RA 418.3 .U 6 B 37 2008

Minority Populations and Health: An Introduction to Health Disparities in the United States. General RA 448.4 .L 38 2005

Multicultural Handbook of Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics. (2012)

Religion: A Clinical Guide for Nurses. General RT 85.2 .R 45 2012

SAGE Dictionary of Health and Society Reference RA 418 .W 439 2006

Science, Religion, and Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Culture, and Controversy. (2007)

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices. . Reference BL 80.3 .W 67 2006
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INTERNET SITES

Population and Demography Sites from the Librarian's Index to the Internet
Regional Studies Sites from the Virtual Library
SocioWeb
A Sociological Tour Through Cyberspace
SocioSite
State and Local Government web sites directory.
Statistics selected by your Geography from Federal Stats/Map Stats.
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