SOCIOLOGY



ThXs Xs the web page for... what? I can't decide that "X" is the new "i"? Well, of course not-- I'm being influenced by forces that that are beyond my control even if I may believe I'm an independent individual (and what is that, anyway?). Those forces are more powerful that anyone can imagine. But why, and how? Naturally, resources for psychology may also be useful for this subject.


DATABASES



Annual Reviews
Here, the "Annual Review of Sociology" is listed under "Physical Sciences." You can search and browse it back to 1986, and view articles in .pdf format. If you register, you can use the site to organize your searching.


EBSCO
As ever, EBSCO is a great way to do research. It is actually an aggregator, and that means that it searches lots of different databases at the same time. You might want to select these particular ones (to avoid getting irrelevant hits):

Academic Search Premier
Academic Search Complete
Book Collection: Nonfiction
Fuente Academica
MEDLINE with Full Text
Newspaper Source
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
SocINDEX with Full Text
World History Collection
MLA International Bibliography
PsycINFO


Electronic Journals
This allows you to browse ULM's available journals by name, so you can know very quickly whether or not we have the publication you want.


JSTOR - The scholarly journal archive
There are many journals on JSTOR-- it means "Journal storage." You can search by issues and genres, and inside the article text itself. JSTOR brings you journal pages just as they appear in print-- and just about as usefully. It is Known for the humanities and social sciences, but there's Mathematics journals here too.


LexisNexis Academic Search
This allows searching of countless periodicals and other news resources around the world. There are also special search for law and business information.


NetLibrary
NetLIbrary is best accessible through the ULM catalog, as when you search for books, because these are books too. They can also be access 24 hours a day and off campus.


INTERNET RESOURCES


Many of the sites on this list have links to other resources on the web. Since this list cannot cover absolutely everything, links such as those will be most helpful for finding the specific topics you need.


The American Sociological Association
This is a fairly famous association that "dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good" and publishes literature as well. This site has information on the organization, employment resources, and more.


Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology
This association advocates and supports the application of sociology to real problems. There is membership information, news, links, and more.


City-Data.com
This website offers quick statistics of large and small cities on sundry topics, including graphs, maps, weather, and even pictures. The most specific reason I've placed this site on this guide is its discussion forum. This makes it possible to see more than only data about locales (the "why" behind it). But don't expect what you read there to be academic or reliable.


Dead Sociologists' Society at Pfeiffer University
This is a good place to find information on great sociologists of the past. There are many links on this page, and this is the most useful aspect of the site. They are arranged by subject, and there are a lot of them.


DMOZ: Sociology
The Open Directory Project is an effort to make useful directories for the web. This one is for sociology, and has many valuable links for it.


International Sociological Association (ISA)
This is "a non-profit association for scientific purposes in the field of sociology and social sciences." The site has information on conferences, research networks, ethics, job listings, and more.


Internet Resources for Sociologists
This is a very, very large collection of sociological links (which is still being updated) from the University of Missouri - St. Louis. They are arranged by subject and by type.


JURIST
One does not necessarily need to be a lawyer to need legal news, and one doesn't need to be a lawyer to get it, either. JURSIT is a free resource with a very pleasing interface made by The University of Pittsburgh School of Law. It covers US and world legal news, and can be searched, browsed, and watched.


SociologyProfessor.com
"SociologyProfessor.com is a provider information on social theories and theorists. It is an open-content web site - which means that users can provide SociologyProfessor.com with further information on the subjects for publication." IT is most useful as a dictionary, and terms are links on the right-hand side of the page.


Sociopranos
This is a discussion forum for sociology. Discussion boards are a great place to find, share, and create information. However, do not expect what you read to always be accurate.


The SocioWeb
This is a well-presented link hub with links grouped by different subjects and needs. There are also suggestions on books to read and information on employment.


USA.gov
Formerly known as firstgov.gov, this website is the quickest way to find government information on the internet. It's search offers topics as you search as well as results.


U.S. Census Bureau
This is great place to find statistical data about the U.S. The American Fact Finder brings such demographic information as age, race, income, education, employment, and more.


The U.S. Dept. of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics
This site can be useful in numerous ways, beginning with Demographics, the Consumer Price Index, unemployment rates, The Occupational Outlook Handbook, and much more.


Yahoo! Sociology
The portal site Yahoo! also has a directory for sociology, with a number of fairly popular links related to it.


Of course, that can't represent absolutely everything that there is. Don't forget that NetLibrary is a big part of the collection, and that Interlibrary Loan can get you even more materials. For more information, see the library catalog. It is also entirely possible to find information related to your topic in other disciplines.