Disciplines & Professions: Sociology
Academic Info's Sociology Gateway
Contains a category for new religious movements in addition to the standard links to archives, a digital library, indexes and reference desk.
Open Directory's Sociology Directory
Criminology and cyberculture are topical categories; can also browse academic departments, methodology, and academic papers, or search the directory.
Sociology Directory on the Social Science Internet Gateway
Large catalog covers a wide range of topics, such as the sociology of adolescence, medicine, and work; community research; urban and rural studies; social change; and cultural studies. You can also search the directory by types of Internet resources, compiled under headings including bibliographic databases, educational materials, journals, government publications, research projects, and data.
The Socio Web is an independent guide, which categorizes information by type including commercial sites, theory, surveys/statistics, university department, writings, journals, topical research, or allows you to search by keyword.
Yahoo!'s Sociology Directory
Some of the more interesting topical categories include stratification, industrial and organizational sociology, collective behavior, rural sociology, urban studies, and criminology. Also includes links to other Web directories, organizations, and journals. Provides an annotated list of the most popular sociology sites.
Criminal Justice Abstracts (Sage, available through SilverPlatter)
A list of sources from international journals, books, dissertations, reports, and unpublished papers. Covers a full range of topics within criminal justice. 81,000+ entries with bibliographic information and abstracts from 1968 to the present.
Sociological Abstracts (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, also available through SilverPlatter)
Indexes information from more than 2,600 journals, as well as books, conferences, and dissertations. Covers 1963 to the present, and includes abstracts for records after 1974.
Aby, Stephen H. Sociology: A Guide to Reference and Information Sources. 2nd ed. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 1997.
Organizes a number of reference sources for sociology by topics within the field and type of reference work. Entries provide annotations and an index is included.
Bart, Pauline, and Linda Frankel. The Student Sociologist's Handbook. 4th ed. New York: Random House, 1986.
An overview of sociological foundations and methodologies intended specifically for the sociology student. Includes an overview of the field, as well as sections on periodicals and reference sources.
Borgatta, Edgar F., and Rhonda J. V. Montgomery, eds. Encyclopedia of Sociology. 2nd ed. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 2000.
370 substantial entries on sociological topics, issues, methods, theories, and notable people. Organized alphabetically. Each entry provides references. Fifth volume includes a cumulative index.
Johnson, Allan G. The Blackwell Dictionary of Sociology. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell, 1995.
Alphabetical articles on a wide array of topics in sociology and related fields. Also includes a separate section of biographies of key figures. An index is provided.
Kronenwetter, Michael. Encyclopedia of Modern American Social Issues. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 1997.
Alphabetical list of discussions on various issues in society. This text also provides a bibliography and an index.
Marshall, Gordon, ed. A Dictionary of Sociology. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1998.
Provides more than 2,500 substantial definitions of sociology terms, methods, and brief biographies of key figures in sociology. Organized alphabetically.
Palmisano, Joseph M., ed. World of Sociology. Detroit: Gale Group, 2001.
Concise explanations of 1,000 sociological topics, theories, concepts, and organizations. Arranged alphabetically. Written for an audience of non-experts and students. Index provided.