Useful Sociology Sites on the Web
Wendy Highby is the research contact at the UNC library for sociology students. You can contact her for an appointment (email@example.com, 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:
- UNC Library
- Sociology Research Guide
- PsycTests. UNC has a subscription to the American Psychological Associations's PsycTests database.
- Steaming Video - UNC has several streaming video databases. The ones with the most Sociology-related content are:
- Sociological Abstracts
- 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.
- Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology
Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology. An organization formed by the merger of the Sociological Practice Association and the Society for Applied Sociology.
- The SocioLog
Dierkes’ Sociology Links. Julian Dierkes’ links include ones to international and national sociology associations, sociological practice, mailing lists and world data archives.
- Kearl’s A Sociological Tour through Cyberspace.
Kearl’s A Sociological Tour through Cyberspace. Michael Kearl provides links to many resources in such areas as theory, methods, data, death/dying and writing research papers.
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.
- The Commission on the Accreditation of Programs in Applied and Clinical Sociology
Commission on Applied and Clinical Sociology. The Commission was formed in 1995 by the Sociological Practice Association and the Society for Applied Sociology. Provides information about the accreditation process.
- 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.
- International Sociological Association’s Research Committee on Clinical Sociology (RC46)
International Sociological Association’s Research Committee on Clinical Sociology (RC46). Provides brief information about this division of the ISA.
- International Sociological Association’s Research Committee on Sociotechnics – Sociological Practice (RC26)
International Sociological Association’s Research Committee on Sociotechnics – Sociological Practice (RC26). Provides brief information about this division of the ISA.
- Amnesty International
Amnesty International. Worldwide campaigns for human rights. Information on the death penalty, freeing prisoners of conscience and fair trials.
- Central Intelligence Agency
Central Intelligence Agency. The World Factbook contains information about countries and reference maps.
- European Union
European Union. News and activities of the European Union.
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.”
- Federal Bureau of Investigation
Federal Bureau of Investigation. Search for topics such as gang activities or international organized crime.
- International Labor Organization (ILO)
International Labor Organization (ILO). Information about international labor standards and employment/unemployment. Selected articles from the International Labour Review.
- The National Coalition for the Homeless
The National Coalition for the Homeless. Provides fact sheets on homelessness as well as information about legislation and policy issues.
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institutes of Health (NIH). Information about NIH programs and grants.
- 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 Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Contains news, events, publications, services and basic information about UNESCO.
- 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.
- American National Election Studies
National Election Studies. Data on voting, public opinion and political participation. Searchable by keyword.
- 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.
- New Jour
New Jour. Lists journals and newsletters available on the internet. Includes links to Contemporary Sociology, Current Sociology, Electronic Journal of Sociology, Annual Review of Sociology Online and the International Journal of the Sociology of Law.
- The New York Times
The New York Times web edition. News stories and search options.
- 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.
- Center for Teaching & Learning at The University of Texas at Austin
Teaching portfolios. A guidebook for preparing a teaching portfolio developed by The Center for Teaching Effectiveness at The University of Texas at Austin.
- 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-...).
- Research Resources for the Social Sciences
Research Resources for the Social Sciences. Links to data archives and reference materials in many fields.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Offers
data, reports and grant information
- 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. Census Bureau
U.S. Census Bureau. Population data.
- 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 Bank’s World Development Report
World Bank’s World Development Report. Includes case studies and recommendations.
- 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.
- WWW Virtual Library: Sociology
A site with links to many sociological resources.
- Sociological Tour through Cyberspace
This site features commentary, data analyses (hey, we've become a "factoid" culture), occasional essays.
- Virtual Library for Sociology
This source keeps track of online information as part of The World-Wide Web Virtual Library. Sites are evaluated for their adequacy as information sources before they are linked from here.
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.