Academic Search Premier
Scholarly, multidiscipline, full-text database designed specifically for academic institutions.
In-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy.
Broad array of scholarly literature.
Contains dozens of journals in sociology, along with other journals in the social sciences.
Comprehensive news, business, and legal information, entirely full-text.
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
A full-text resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from Terrorism to Endangered Species, Stem Cell Research to Gun Control. Provides pro and con viewpoint articles, reference articles that provide context, full-text magazines, academic journals, and newspapers, primary source documents, government and organizational statistics, multimedia, etc.
Research journals covering a broad range of subject areas, two-thirds of which are published in collaboration with learned societies and other international organizations.
Covers the professional and academic literature in psychology and related disciplines, including medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, and linguistics. This is a bibliographic database with abstracts covering 1806 to the present.
Psychology and Behavior Science Collection
Covers topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. This is the world's largest full text psychology database offering full text coverage for nearly 600 journals. Approximately 216 titles fall under the subject description of sociology.
Indexes 640 journals in the fields of sociology and social work, with full text for more than 250 of them.
Full-text journals and ebooks in sociology and the social sciences.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
Federally sponsored information clearinghouse that produces "one of the largest criminal and juvenile justice libraries and databases in the world," the NCJRS Abstracts Database. It also provides 7,000 full-text publications, and online reference service.
World Criminal Justice Library Network
Collection of resources related to criminal justice worldwide.
American Religion Data Archive
Great source for simple maps and reports of churches and church membership. Download data from numerous national surveys.
Pew Social & Demographic Trends
Presents studies on Americans' attitudes and behavior related a number of social issues and social trends. Complete reports are downloadable as PDFs.
Social Statistics Briefing Room
Easy access to current Federal social statistics.
World Values Survey
Network of social scientists who have surveyed the basic values and beliefs of the publics of more than 80 societies, on all six inhabited continents.
Collection of open access content (digital objects) from archives, galleries, libraries, and museums in the UK. Contains millions of items on a variety of topics.
Hartford Institute for Religion Research
Excellent site on the sociology of religion, featuring bibliographies, links to articles, and information on sociologists of religion and their tools. "An important bridge between the scholarly community and the practice of faith."
Provides access to U.S. agencies dedicated to human rights, reports, and news stories related to human rights issues worldwide.
National Council on Disability
Small federal agency that advises the President, Congress and other federal agencies and departments on issues and policies related to persons with disabilities. Links to news reports, blogs, reports, and other resources are provided on the site. The reports listed on this site are listed according to the publication date, and may also be accessed through Disablity.gov
Video and audio segments of content of interest to the NPR audience. Additionally, collections of essays, online courses, eBooks, films, language lessons, and other freely accessible on the Web are listed on the site.
SOSIG: Social Science Information Gateway
A database of several thousand Internet resources, each selected by a librarian or academic. This annotated catalog is browsable and searchable by subject area.
Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity
Covers poverty and poverty-related issues. Includes press releases, statistical data, articles, videos, and links to additional resources. Many of the research articles are published by nonprofit organizations.
Best way to find e-books
Search the GFU library catalog FoxTrax to find e-books by subject, title, author or keyword.
- Go to Advanced Search
- Enter your search term (you can select a search field for subject, title, or author in the drop-down menu)
- Under the limiter “Material Type” select “EBOOKS”
- Submit your search
Foxtrax subject searches for e-books about:
Largest GFU e-book collections
Our largest e-book collection. Ebrary provides access to over 75,000 digital titles.
MyiLibrary provides access to e-books from major academic publishers.
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Searcg over 4600 titles. Features:
- Links from the table of contents
- An embedded dictionary
- Full-text searching
- Page-by-page or chapter-by-chapter access
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Search Foxtrax for books at GFU libraries.
You can search by title, author, or subject and discover:
- which of our libraries owns it
- shelf position (call number)
- status (on shelf or checked out)
- complete citation
Search Summit and/or WorldCat for books at other libraries.
Through Summit, you have access to the holdings of most academic libraries in the northwest. You can also choose to search the combined Summit/World Catalog. Search either just like you search Foxtrax, and then request what you find. Summit materials arrive in 2-4 business days. You can check Summit books out for 6 weeks with no renewals. Books requested from outside the Summit system can take 10 days to 3 weeks to arrive.
Types of searches that you can use to find books:
A. Title and author searches
If you know the title of a book or the name of an author you can perform a "Title" or "Author" search in Foxtrax or Summit by selecting these field options from a drop-down menu or a tab and entering the title or author name in the search box.
B. Keyword search
A keyword search is the broadest, most flexible search that you can use. It looks for the terms that you enter in any order within all of the fields of the bibliographic record. You can perform a "Keyword" search in Foxtrax or Summit by selecting this field option from a drop down menu or a tab and entering the keyword(s) in the search box. This can be a good way to start your book search but sometimes the results are irrelevant or there are so many that it would take too long to go through them all. If this is the case then a subject search will be more helpful for you.
C. Subject search
A subject search in the catalog is the most direct way to find a book on a specific topic. You can perform a "Subject" search in Foxtrax or Summit by selecting these field options from a drop-down menu or tab and entering the subject heading in the search box. It can be difficult to know or to find the right subject heading to use for this type of search. If you are not sure what term to use as a subject heading then read the tip below for a helpful alternative.
Easiest way to perform a subject search:
- Using a keyword search find one book in the catalog that most closely matches your topic of interest and look at the full record to view the subject headings that are used to describe the content. Click on one of the subject headings to view all materials that have been labeled with the same subject heading or use a combination of subject headings to formulate your own search.
Links to subject searches
Below are links to various subject searches in the catalog that will take you to the records of books that have been tagged with that subject heading.
If you want to browse for books in the library, use the call numbers below to find the subject areas that are of interest to you. You can use them to browse the reference section or the main stacks. The Library of Congress website may have a more detailed outline of call numbers for your subject area.
BL 60 Sociology of Religion BP 173.25-173.45 Islamic Sociology HA 29-32 Theory & Method of Social Science Statistics HB 848-3697 Demography HD 60-60.5 Social Responsibility of Business HD 4801-8943 Labor, Work, Working Class HD 6951-6957 Industrial Sociology, Social Conditions of Labor HD 7795-8027 Labor Policy, Labor and the State HM 435-477 History of Sociology & Sociological Theory HM 461-473 Schools of Social Thought HM 481-554 Sociological Theory and Method HM 621-656 Culture HM 661-696 Social Control HM 701 Social Systems HM 706 Social Structure HM 711-806 Groups and Organizations HM 756-781 Community HM 786-806 Organizational Sociology and Theory HM 811-821 Deviant Behavior, Social Deviance HM 826 Social Institutions HM 831-901 Social Change HM 1001-1281 Social Psychology HM 1041-1101 Social Perception, Social Cognition HM 1106-1171 Interpersonal relations HM 1176-1281 Social Influence/Pressure HN 1-995 Social History/Conditions, Problems & Reform HQ 19-30.7 Sexual behavior and attitudes, Sexuality HQ 31-64 Sex instruction and sexual ethics HQ 71-72 Sexual deviations HQ 74-74.2 Bisexuality HQ 75-77 Homosexuality, Lesbianism, Transexualism, Transvestism HQ 79 Sadism, Masochism, Fetishism HQ 101-440.7 Prostitution HQ 450-472 Erotica HQ 503-1064 Family, Marriage, Home HQ 755.7-759.92 Parents, Parenthood HQ 760-767.7 Family Size HQ 767.8-792.2 Children, Child Development HQ 793-799.2 Youth. Adolescents. Teenagers HQ 799.5-799.97 Adulthood HQ 800-801 Single People, Man/Woman Relationships, Dating HQ 806 Adultery HQ 811-960.7 Divorce HQ1058-1058.5 Widowhood HQ 1060-1064 Gerontology HQ1073-1073.5 Death & Dying HQ 1075-1075.5 Sex Role HQ 1088-1090.7 Men HQ 1101-2030.7 Women, Feminism HT 101-395 Urban sociology HT 401-485 Rural sociology HT 621-725 Origins of social classes HT 1501-1595 Races as a social group, race relations in general HV 4005-4013 Immigrants HV 5800-5840 Drug habits. Drug abuse HV 6035-6197 Criminal anthropology HV 6201-6249 Criminal classes HV 6774-7220.5 Crimes and criminal classes HX 519-696 Communism, Socialism, Utopianism, Collective Settlements HX 806-811 Utopias. The ideal state HX 821-970.9 Anarchism K 366-380 Sociology of Law K 1700-1973 Social Legislation LC 212-214 Educational Sociology RA 418 Medical Sociology, Social Medicine U 21-22 Military Sociology
A dictionary of sociology (electronic resource)
The SAGE Dictionary of Cultural Studies (electronic resource)
EncyclopediasEncyclopedia of Sex and Gender: Men and Women in the World's Cultures
Encyclopedia of sociology (electronic resource)
International encyclopedia of the social sciences (electronic resource)
Encyclopedia of human relationships (electronic resource)
International encyclopedia of marriage and family (electronic resource)
Encyclopedia of women and gender sex similarities and differences (electronic resource)
Encyclopedia of women social reformers (electronic resource)
Encyclopedia of motherhood (electronic resource)
Handbooks & other referenceFeminist Philosophies A-Z (electronic resource)
Key Concepts in Work (electronic resource)
Build your own search:
1. Go to Foxtrax
2. Select Advanced Search
3. Enter a keyword in the search box
4. Limit "Material Type" to "PROJ MEDIUM"
Foxtrax subject searches for videos about:
Build your own search:1. Go to Foxtrax
2. Select Advanced Search
3. Enter a keyword in the search box (you can select a search field for subject, title, or author in the drop-down menu)
4. Limit "Material Type" to "STREAMINGVIDEO"
Link to all streaming videos
If you would like to browse, click here to view the catalog's list of all streaming videos.
Google search: Sociology
This Google Custom Search engine searches quality, discipline specific web sites selected by the librarians.