The focus of Sociology is
the scientific study of social processes.
This area of study may include :
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sources on sociology which are in the Howard University Libraries.
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numbers are not listed are shelved in the Index/Abstract Area in the
Periodicals Unit of the Undergraduate Library. For Internet and
CD-Rom files, ask the Reference Librarian.
Anthropology. 1977-1992, 1994
speech, physiology, artifacts, history, environment, and social
relations are described, analyzed, interpreted, and compared within
human and animal realms." Subject and author index and table of contents
appear in each volume.
Retrospective Index to Journals in Sociology, 1985-1974.
Washington, DC: Carrollton Press,
are arranged by subject categories. Under each category, citations are
listed in chronological order by title keyword. Personal names can be
located under the subject category with which he name is associated,
under the "Theorist" subject category in volume 5, or in the author
index in volume 6. All journals are English language.
Cumulative Index of
Sociology Journals, 1971-1985.
Washington D.C.: The American Sociological Association, 1987.
An author and
subject index to the 8 journals published by the ASA: American
The American Sociologist, Contemporary Sociology, Journal of Health &
Social Behavior, Social Psychology Quarterly (formerly Sociometry),
Sociological Methodology, Sociological Theory, and Sociology of
Education. Social Forces and American Journal of Sociology
are also indexed.
Sage Family Studies
in Social Work
Also available Online 1996- present.
Quarterly with annual author and subject index. Includes
citations to books, articles, pamphlets,
government publication, significant speeches, and legislative research
Citation Index. 1974-81, 1983-1995. CD-ROM 1997 -present
Provides author and keyword access to
4,700 journals and several
monographic series. Use "Citation Index" volumes to identify
researchers who have referenced a given
article since its publication.
Social Sciences Index.
vol. 1, 1974-present.
Formerly Social Science and Humanities Index
1965-1973 and International Index 1920-1965.
Quarterly with annual cumulations. An author and subject index to
English language periodicals. At the end of the volume is an index to
Social Work Research
& Abstracts. vol. 17, 1981-present.
in Social Work
Quarterly. Includes original research papers and abstracts of articles
in social work and related fields. Indexed by author and subject. The
research papers are indexed in Criminal Justice Abstracts, Hospital
Literature Index, Psychological Abstracts, Sage Family Studies
Abstracts, and Sociological Abstracts.
Stephen H. Sociology; a Guide to Reference
and Information Sources.
Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited,
HM51 .A29 2005
The guide is divided
into three major sections: 1) titles useful to the social sciences
in general; 2) related disciplines such as anthropology and social
work; 3) sociology and its subdivisions: criminology and deviance,
gerontology, and marriage and family. Annotations are descriptive
and/or critical. The 600 resources listed were published from
1970-1986. Sources are almost exclusively
in English and focus on the United States and Great Britain.
Resources listed included reference books, journals, databases,
research centers, organizations and directories.
Hawes, Joseph M. and
Nybakken, Elizabeth I. American Families; a
Research Guide and Historical
Greenwood Press, 1991.
REF GQ535.A585 1991
in Founders and Social Work.
Intended as an
introductory guide. Organization is topical and chronological. Includes
a selected bibliography, an index, and biographical sketches of the
contributors. Chapters review the literature in a topic are, assess
relative merits of recent works, identify classics and comment on
Information in the Social Sciences,
3rd ed. Chicago: American Library Association, 1986.
REF H61.S666 1986.
A Guide to writing sociology papers.
(2001). The Sociology Writing Group.
New York: Worth Publishers. HM585
.G78 2001 in Divinity.
Core literature in
the fields of history, geography, economics and business administration,
sociology, anthropology, psychology, education and political science.
Indexed by title and keyword.
of Sociology. Annual .1961-1963,1966, 1968, 1977-1955
Produced by UNESCO
as one part of the International Bibliography of the Social
Each issue is
arranged in topical order, and covers books, journal articles,
government publications and pamphlets.
O'Brien, Nancy P. (2000).
: a guide to reference and information sources.
Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited.
Z5811 .B89 2000 LB15
Dictionaries and Thesauri
Brown, Samuel R. Finding the Source in Sociology and
Anthropology; A Thesaurus-Index to the Reference Collection.
New York: Greenwood
REF HM51.B75 1987
The title accurately reflects the organization of the book; the
major .portion is a thesaurus-index that directs the user to the
appropriate citation. Focuses on the United States. Publication dates
range from 1965 to 1986. Indexing is by title/subtitle and by author.
Boudon, Raymond and
Bourricaud, Francois. A Critical Dictionary of
Chicago: University of Chicago
Press, 1988. REF HM17.B6813 1988
in Founders and Social Work.
edition is a translation and abridgment of French editions.
A Thematic Index gives access by key word or phrase and name. This is
more a collection of essays than a traditional dictionary.
Cockerham, W. C., &
Ritchey, F. J. (1997).
Dictionary of medical
Westport, CO: Greenwood
WA 13 C666d 1997
Dictionary of crime : criminal justice, criminology & law
enforcement. (1992). Edited by J. R. Nash.
REF HV6017 .E5425 1992 in Social Work
Hirsch, E. D., Kett, J. F., & Trefil, J. (2003).
The new dictionary of cultural literacy
[eBook : Bartleby]
New York: Bartleby.com,
Johnson, Allan G.
Dictionary of Sociology
: a user's guide to sociological language.
Cambridge, MA :
Blackwell, c1995.REF HM17 .J64 1995
Encyclopedia of Social Psychology.
Oxford: Blackwell, 1995.
REF HM251.B476 1995
This encyclopedia provides
a comprehensive collection of signed entries on "all key topics in
Crime and the justice system in America : an encyclopedia. (1997). Edited by F.
Schmalleger, & G. M. Armstrong.
CT: Greenwood Press.,
REF HV6789 .C6884 1997 in social work
Education and sociology: an encyclopedia.
(2002). Eds. D. L. Levinson, P. W. Cookson, Jr., & A.R.
New York: RoutledgeFalmer.
LC189.95 .E38 2002
encyclopedia of African and African-American religions.
(2001). S.D. Glazier, editor. New York: Routledge.
REF BL2462.5 .E53 2001 in Divinity
Encyclopedia of American cultural & intellectual history.
(2001). M. K. Cayton, & P. W. Williams, Editors.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.
REF E169.1 .E624 2001 in
Encyclopedia of American Social History. 3 vols.
New York: Scribner, 1993. REF HN57.E58 1993. in
Encyclopedia of American social movements.(2004).
Edited by I. Ness.
Armonk, NY: Sharpe Reference.
REF HN57 .E594 2004 in
contains some 180 signed multi-page articles, each of which includes
a non-annotated bibliography, on various aspects of American social
history. Articles are devoted to such topics as family structures,
gender roles and relations, women and work, and the culture of
Crime and Justice. 4. vols.
New York: Free Press, c1983.REF HV6017 E52 1983
in Social Work.
Encyclopedia of Cuba : people, history, culture.
(2003). Edited by L. Martínez-Fernández .
Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
REF F1754 .E53 2003 in
Encyclopedia of millennialism and millennial movements.
(2000). R. A. Landes,
New York: Routledge.
REF BT891 .E53 2000 in
Religion and Society.
Walnut Creek, CA:
AltaMira Press, 1998.
REF BL60.E53 1998
in Founders and Divinity.
Encyclopedia of religious freedom.
(2003). Catharine Cookson,
editor. New York: Routledge.
REF BV741 .E47 2003 in
encyclopedia is an attempt to compile state-of-the-art summaries of "the
insights gained by the principal social sciences of religion:
anthropology, psychology, and sociology."
Sociology. (2000). New
York: Macmillan Reference USA.
HM425 .E5 2000
Encyclopedia of the
American Civil War : a political, social, and military history.
(2002). D. S. Heidler & J. T. Heidler, Editors.
New York: W.W. Norton.
REF E468 .E53 2002 in
Encyclopedia of urban America : the cities and suburbs.
N. L. Shumsky, Editor.
Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
REF HT123 .E5 1998 in
Encyclopedia of violence, peace, & conflict.
(1999). Editor-in-chief, L. Kurtz. San Diego,
CA: Academic Press.
HM291 E625 1999
Boston: G. K. Hall & Co.,
REF GN307.E53 1991
the auspices of The Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) at 307 Yale
University. This comprehensive 10 volume set is the work of nearly
1000 contributors who are either experts on the culture or
researchers at HRAF. Thus far 3 of the 9 geographic area volumes
have been published. Vol. 10 will be an accumulated list of cultures
and a bibliography. A standard outline including such topics as
demography, kinship, religion, etc. is followed for each culture.
Summaries of cultures include maps, glossaries, ethnonyms
(alternative names for the culture), and a filmography. Note: the
emphasis is on culture, not nationality. For example, for Italy,
Tuscans, Sicilians, etc. are profiled, not "Italians."
Guns in American society :
an encyclopedia of history, politics, culture, and the law.
(2002). Edited by G. L. Carter.
Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
HV7436 .G8783 2002
Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups.
Cambridge, MA : Belknap Press of Harvard
REF E184 A1
Encyclopedia of Sociology.
REF HM17.I53 1984
In one volume,
brief discussions of approximately 750 terms, theories, and theorists.
Contributors are from the London School of Economics; the volume has a
Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences.
D. e. sills, editor.
New York: Macmillan, 1979.
REF H40.A2 15 1979 in Founders.
Currently, the most
comprehensive and modern general encyclopedia in the social sciences.
This title was meant to complement rather than supersede the earlier
Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences and it stresses concepts,
principles, theories and methods in contrast to the more historical
focus of the earlier title. Articles are signed and include
non-annotated bibliographies. As noted above, Volume 18 is a
biographical supplement. Volume 19 is devoted to quotations.
basics. (2000). Consulting Ed. C. L. Bankston, III.
Pasadena, CA: Salem Press. HM425 .S63
Fritz, Jan M. The Clinical Sociology
N.Y.: Garland Publishing Inc.,
1985. REF HM73.F75 1985
in Founders and Social Work.
The first chapter
is a chronological history with a bibliography. Chapters 2-13
are annotations of publications, book reviews, and unpublished
manuscripts alphabetically arranged under subject disciplines.
Chapter 14 lists material that do not fall clearly under a specific
subject area. Other chapters provide information on the Clinical
Sociology Association, the professional affiliations of clinical
sociologists, and information on education and training for the
field. There is an author index to the bibliographic chapters.
Handbook of environmental sociology.
(2002). Edited by R. E. Dunlap, & W. Michelson.
Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. REF GE195 .H35
2002 in Founders
international handbook on the sociology of education : an
international assessment of new research and theory.
(2003). Edited by C. A. Torres and
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
LC189 .I53 2003
Marriage and the Family.(1999).
by M. B. Sussman, S. K. Steinmetz, & G. W. Peterson.
New York: Plenum Press.
REF HQ518 H154 1999in Founders and Social Work.
Social Psychology. 4th ed.
Boston : McGraw-Hill ; New York : Oxford University Press, c1998.
REF HM251 .H224 1998
Newbury Park, Calif.: Sage
REF HM51.H249 1988
A one-volume encyclopedia of
sociology organized in topical order. Articles are signed and
include extensive non-annotated bibliographies. At the back of the
volume there are separate name and subject indexes.
Jr., W. A. (2000). The
sociology student writer's manual.
Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
HM73 .S637 2000
Coser, Lewis A. Masters of Sociological Thought: Ideas in
Historical and Social Context.
2nd edition. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1977.
This title offers
chapter-length profiles of the lives and ideas of some of the most
prominent figures in the history of sociology. Biographies are in rough
chronological order. A final chapter in this edition gives brief
profiles of modern sociologists.
Deegan, Mary Jo, ed. Women in Sociology: A
New York: Greenwood Press,
HM19.W59 1991 in
This title contains
multi-page, signed profiles of fifty-one women prominent in the history
of sociology. Each essay includes a biography of the individual
profiled, a discussion of the major themes of her work, and a
non-annotated bibliography of works by and about her.
Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, Volume 18, Biographical Supplement.
New York: The Free Press, 1979. REF H40.A2I5 1972 in Founders.
This volume supplements
the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences which
itself contains some 600 biographical entries. The 215 individuals
selected for inclusion here either died since the preparation of volumes
one through seventeen of the International Encyclopedia, or were born
before January 1, 1909. Articles in this volume average several pages in
length, are signed, and include non-annotated bibliographies of works by
and about the individual profiled. A further 4,000 biographies appeared
in the 1930's vintage Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences.
Crime in the United States. Uniform Crime Reports for the United
Washington : Bureau of
Investigation, U.S. Dept. of Justice : U.S. G.P.O., 1930- HV6787 A3. 1971-1995
in Founders and Social Work.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
Statistical Resources on the Web: Sociology.
University of Michigan Library Documents
The U.S. Census Bureau maintains a web
site which contains a broad selection of materials
including, to name a few, population estimates and projections, Census
Statistical Briefs), and figures on income and poverty. There are also
population clocks which
give the user up-to-date estimates of the population of the United
States and of the world, and
the most recent edition of the
Statistical Abstract of the United States.
Center for Health Statistics.
The National Center for Health
Statistics is part of the Department of Health and Human
Services' Centers for Disease Control. Materials availabe via
NCHS include published statistics on such
subjects as births, deaths, life expectancy, tobacco use and unpublished
statistics on mortality.
General Internet Resources.
The American Sociological Association's
web site includes information on the association itself,
on ASA publications, and meetings, and on professional ethics. It
also includes such useful resources as an
online version of ASA's Employment Bulletin and a section devoted to
Funding Opportunities at ASA.
The International Sociological
Association's web site contains information, about the association
itself, its various sub-groups, its publications and its
meetings. It also includes some association
materials of interest to sociologists and links to non-association
resources in the field of sociology.
Social Psychology Network.
This site includes information of social
psychology and psychology, with links to relevant Web
sites and guides to social psychology Ph.D. programs, research
groups and journals.
Science Information Gateway (SOSIG): Sociology
Socio Web: A Sociological Resource Center.
According to its own description of
itself, "The SocioWeb is designed to be an Internet
resource center. It is our goal to provide sociologists with
point-and-click access to the
smorgasbord of sociological information available accross the
World Wide Web."
Science Information System based at the University of Amsterdam
U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services maintains a web site. In most cases the
most useful sections of this site to the researcher are likely to
be the HHS Policy Information and the HHS
Research and Data sections. Another useful resource HHS maintains
researcher is a web site called GrantsNet, which describes itself
as a free public-access
computer network for finding information about HHS and other
Federal grant programs.
U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban Development.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development web site contains information on
HUD programs as well as information on housing and community
WCSU List: Sociology Internet Resources Western Connecticut
State University. Department of Social Sciences
WWW Virtual Library: Sociology
Yahoo!-Social Science: Sociology.
Provides links to courses, organizations,
journals, institutes and papers as well as to sites
specific to areas such as criminal justice, social psychology and
Bausell, R. Barker.
An Annotated Guide to
Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1991.
REF H62.B38 1991
bibliography covering research methods in the social sciences. Organized
topically with an author index at the back of the volume.
Miller, Delbert C.
Handbook of Research
Design and Social Measurement. 5th ed.
Newbury Park, Calif. : Sage Publications, 1991.
REF H62.M44 1991 in Founders and Social Work.
A guide to research methods in the social sciences, including
sociology. Divided into seven sections which
include, (1) General Description of the Guides to Research Design and
Sampling, (2) Basic Research Design, (3) Applied and
Evaluation Research, (4) Guides to
Methods and Techniques of Collecting Data in Library,
Field, and Laboratory, (5) Guides to
Statistical Analysis and Computer Resources, (6) Selected
Sociometric Scales and Indexes,
and (7) Research Proposal, Funding, Costing, Reporting, and
Resources for Methods in Evaluation and Social Research
This page lists free resources for
methods in evaluation and social research. The focus is on
"how-to" do evaluation research and the
surveys, focus groups, sampling,
interviews, and other methods.
Evaluating and Citing Sources
Style Guide – Footnoting of Electronic On-line Information
Distinguishing Scholarly Journals from Other Periodicals
How to Evaluate a Web Page
A Guide for
Writing Research Papers Based on Modern Language Association
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington, DC : American
Psychological Association, 2001.REF BF76.7 P83 2001in Founders and Social
(MLA) Documentation. Prepared by the Humanities Department
Arthur C. Banks Jr. Library Capital Community College,
This research guide
was compiled by
Librarian, Social Work Library