Sociology Research Guide


Academic Search Premier
Scholarly, multidiscipline, full-text database designed specifically for academic institutions.

CQ Researcher
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.

Criminal Justice
A comprehensive database of U.S. and international criminal justice journals.

Family Studies Abstracts
This database covers a wide range of topics related to family dynamics.

Google Scholar
Broad array of scholarly literature.

Contains dozens of journals in sociology, along with other journals in the social sciences.

LexisNexis Academic
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.

Oxford Journals
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.

Public Affairs Index
Covers a variety of national and global public policy issues including public health, the environment, human and civil rights, and more.

Social Sciences Citation Index
Provides the Science Citation Index Expanded from 1979 to the present, and the Social Sciences Citation Index from 1994 to present.

Social Science Journals
Provides access to hundreds of academic journals across the social science disciplines including anthropology, criminology, economics, education, political science, psychology, social work, and sociology.

Sociology Database
Access to the full text of more than 300 journals in sociology and social work.

Wiley Interscience
Full-text journals and ebooks in sociology and the social sciences.

Web resources

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Overview
Information related to criminal justice specializations, degrees and/or certifications needed, and job placement.

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.

Demographic Data

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.

Cultural/Social Research

Counsel of American Overseas Research Centers

Culture Grid
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.

Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture

Institute for Social Research

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

Open Culture
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.

Russell Sage Foundation

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.

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Christian sociology

Clinical sociology

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Educational sociology

Emotions sociological aspects


Ethnic relations

Exchange theory (Sociology)

Globalization social aspects

Historical sociology

Human settlements

Industrial sociology

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Organizational sociology

Political sociology 


Race relations

Religion and sociology

Social Capital (Sociology)

Sociological jurisprudence

Sociology, rural

Sports sociological aspects

Suicide sociological aspects

War and society

Women health and hygiene sociological aspects

Women mental health sociological aspects

Call numbers

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


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