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Sociology : General Resources

This guide presents resources useful for students in sociology classes. Examples of topics include: class and social stratification, communities and families, demography, race and ethnicity. There is also basic information about places to find statistics.

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Thomas Durkin
Anthropology, Archaeology, Folklore, Religion, Social Sciences, Sociology
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University of Wisconsin - Madison
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Madison, Wisconsin 53706
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Welcome/About the Sociology Guide

Welcome to the Sociology LibGuide. This guide is designed to cover the various facets of the study of sociology, including: class and social stratification, communities and families, demography, race and ethnicity.

Please note that most of the resources listed here are also available from the Main Libraries Web Site.

If you have any questions, please contact Tom Durkin. (Additional contact information at right)

Core Sociology Research Databases

These resources, as well as a variety of others, are available on the Database Library.

Finding Sociology E-Journals

The lists below are good for browsing and searching collections of titles. If you are trying to find the e-journal for a specific journal title, please try the Citation Search tool, which provides links from a citation to the full text of that article, if available, and to other helpful resources and services.

Additional Useful Research Databases

These resources, as well as a variety of others, are available on the Database Library.

Getting Dissertations

Using the links below, you have a variety of options for locating dissertations. Please note that UW-Madison dissertations are kept in Memorial Library. It usually takes up to a year for a completed dissertation to be added to the library collection. You can look for UW-Madison dissertations in the Library Catalog.

General Sociology Reference Resources

Books can be located by using a number of  different databases.

  • Try the UW-Madison catalog of what our libraries own.
  • Try the UW-System Search to see what is owned in UW libraries across the state of Wisconsin.
  • Try WorldCat to find books and other materials owned in libraries across the U.S. as well as many countries around the world.

Are you looking for book reviews? Try this library guide to Finding Book Reviews in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

General Reference Databases

These resources, as well as a variety of others, are available on the Database Library list of Reference Sources. They are general in scope and not limited to the study of sociology.

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