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Sociology Subject Guide: Getting Started

This guide will introduce you to Sociology reference resources, books, journals, web sites and more.

Famous Sociologist: W. E. B. DuBois

photograph of W.E.B. DuBois

"Now is the accepted time, not tomorrow, not some more convenient season. It is today that our best work can be done and not some future day or future year. It is today that we fit ourselves for the greater usefulness of tomorrow. Today is the seed time, now are the hours of work, and tomorrow comes in the harvest and the playtime." ----W.E.B. DuBois

Welcome to the Sociology Subject Guide!

Navigate this guide by using the tabs above.

Reference Resources links you to records for print encyclopedias, as well as to online full-text versions of sociology dictionaries and handbooks.

Books recommends some useful subject headings (links included) for finding sociology books, and provides a quick search box for the HACC Catalog.

Journals features direct links to specific, reputable sociology journals, as well as a list of databases which are strong in the area of sociology. Great for finding those scholarly journal articles for sociology research assignments!

Web Sites focuses on internet resources strong in social policy, history of sociology (biographies), and access to online, open access scholarly papers and portals.

Statistics introduces resources for finding statistics on many areas related to sociology.

Careers includes links to professional organizations, career information, and other useful information of interest to sociology majors. If you are considering majoring in Sociology, definitely check this page out!

APA Format provides assistance in APA citation style.