Useful Sociology Sites on the Web

UNC Library

Wendy Highby is the research contact at the UNC library for sociology students. You can contact her for an appointment (, 970-351-1530) or drop by her office. Office hours are typically M-F, 9:00 - 6:00 pm except Thursday afternoon.

Below are some sociological resources she would like to highlight:

Sociology Links

  • American Sociological Association
    American Sociological Association. Includes the Code of Ethics, Employment Bulletin, information about funding opportunities, research links and links to publicly- available data resources.  Also provides information about the Section on Sociological Practice.
  • The SocioLog
    Dierkes’ Sociology Links.  Julian Dierkes’ links include ones to international and national sociology associations, sociological practice, mailing lists and world data archives.
  • SocioSite
    SocioSite.  A sociological information system based at the University of Amsterdam. Offers links and access to world sites in areas such as sociological newsletters, data archives, publishers and universities.
  • International Sociological Association (ISA)
    International Sociological Association (ISA).   Provides information about the Association as well as the clinical sociology and sociotechnics/sociological practice research committees.

Other Organizations

  • Amnesty International
    Amnesty International.  Worldwide campaigns for human rights.  Information on the death penalty, freeing prisoners of conscience and fair trials.
  • European Union
    European Union.  News and activities of the European Union.
  • FHI360l
    Family Health International.  FHI works to improve reproductive and family health around the world through research, education and services.  Select the full online presentation of the training module “Reproductive Health of Young Adults.” 
  • International Labor Organization (ILO)
    International Labor Organization (ILO).  Information about international labor standards and employment/unemployment.  Selected articles from the International Labour Review.
  • Project South
    Project South.  An Atlanta-based institute dedicated to the elimination of poverty and genocide.  Includes information about popular education programs and tools for increasing social and economic justice.
  • United Nations
    United Nations.  Provides UN documents (including maps and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights) as well as information about conferences, databases, online publications, employment and internships.
  • United Nations High Commission for Human Rights
    United Nations High Commission for Human Rights, Office of.  Contains the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in more than 300 languages and the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity.


  • Annual Reviews
    Annual Reviews.  Follow the publication links to an on-line version of the Annual Review of Sociology. Volumes can be searched by author or keywords.
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics, an agency within the U.S. Department of Labor. Offers employment/unemployment information, the Monthly Labor Review and links to principal U.S. federal statistical agencies.
  • The Gallup Organization
    The Gallup Organization.  Poll results in areas such as the economy, politics, social issues and managing workplaces.
  • General Social Survey
    General Social Survey. The GSS is a personal interview survey of U.S. households conducted by the National Opinion Research Center.  Search all years of the GSS for variables of interest, obtain lists of GSS publications and download GSS datasets.
    INFOMINE (Scholarly Internet Resource Collections). A comprehensive reference tool.
  • Library of Congress
    Library of Congress.  Thomas (“in the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, a service of the Library of Congress”) provides copies of federal legislation (pending and past), committee information and important historical documents.
  • Modern Language Association
    Modern Language Association.  Select MLA Style and then Frequently Asked Questions about MLA Style.  Note the question about documenting sources on the web.  The answer provides sample entries for some common kinds of web sources.
  • My Facts Page
    My Facts Page.  Links to essential references including currency and unit converters, encyclopedias, telephone books, biographical sources and databases.
  • National Science Foundation
    National Science Foundation’s directorate for the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences.  Includes a grant proposal guide and a list of funding opportunities.
  • Office of Justice Programs
    Office of Justice Programs, a part of the U.S. Department of Justice.   Offers information about state contacts as well as funding opportunities.
  • The Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID)
    The Panel Study of Income Dynamics. A longitudinal survey (since 1968) of a representative sample of U.S. individuals and their families. Provides data and a list of publications.
  • Population Index
    Population Index.  Allows user to browse and search Population Index (1986-...).
  • Union of Concerned Scientists
    Union of Concerned Scientists.  A non-profit alliance of scientists and citizens working for a healthy environment and a safe world.  Includes Tips on Contacting Legislators.
  • U.S. Postal Service
    U.S. Postal Service.  Select Zip Codes to find codes for street addresses.
  • Making Change at Wal-Mart
    Wal-Mart Watch is a joint project of The Center for Community & Corporate Ethics and its advocacy arm, Five Stones.  It began its nationwide campaign in 2005 “to challenge the world’s largest retailer to become a better employer, neighbor, and corporate citizen.”
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
    World Health Organization (WHO).  Select Reports to get the World Health Report and Related Links to get the Virtual Reference Desk.  Includes governance, disease outbreaks and employment information.

The majority of the above websites are from the ANNOTATED LIST OF FAVORITE WEB SITES compiled by Author(s): Jan Marie Fritz and Fatma Belgin Gumru.

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