Overview: Sociology Resources
Sociologists use many kinds of information to study society--how a society or part of society is organized; how people adapt to changes in their social, political or physical environment; how they work; how they structure their families; how they think about themselves and others.
This guide will help you find sources of information in the social sciences, for a sociology course or for many projects that deal with social science.
When you're looking for social sciences information, you will encounter many formats:
- A book or chapter in a book
- An article in a peer reviewed journal or a general magazine
- A newspaper article that demonstrates trends in events or popular thinking
- Another source such as
- An encyclopedia or dictionary
- A website for a professional organization or advocacy group
- Results of an opinion poll
- Government publications
- Census statistics
- Maps or atlases.
Librarians can help you to in selecting good sources for your projects. Use my contact information, ask us a chat or email question, or stop by the Reference Desk at the Main Library (or a branch library). Current library hours and locations are listed in the box on the left, under the chat box.