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This guide lists some of the Library's many resources for sociology and other social sciences. I would like to acknowledge the assistance of my colleagues: Hui-Fen Chang, Nicole Sump-Crethar, Dan Chaney, and Roy Degler.
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Overview: Sociology Resources

Sociologists  study society--how people organize themselves in groups, how they adapt to changes in their social, economic, political or physical enviornment,how people think and talk about themselves and others.  Sociologists are interested in all kinds of issues, and they use many information sources.   This guide will help you start to discover those sources.     

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
    • Statistics gathered by the government or other entities
    • Maps or atlases. 

Librarians can help you select 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 appear on the left side of this pcage.  the left of this box. 


Sociology Librarian

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Helen Clements
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306 Edmon Low Library, OSU-Stillwater
Phone 405-744-9774
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