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Sociology Internet Resources

Christy Tabors

This page contains links to web sites outside of Tarleton.

The links are provided as a convenience for research.

Tarleton has no control over, and is not responsible for the content found on external sites.

Please contact the subject-specialist librarian if you have research questions, would like library instruction, or have material purchase requests.

Christy Tabors
Reference Department - Office 110
phone: 254-968-1898
email: tabors@tarleton.edu 

Help is also available by using the Ask a Librarian page, emailing  reference@tarleton.edu, calling (254) 968-9249, or coming into the library.

Sociology subcategories:

General

Sociological Tour Through Cyberspace - This general sociology resource from Trinity University collects links on: general sociological resources, sociological theory, data resources, methods and statistics, guide to writing a research paper and subject-based inquiries, such as the sociology of knowledge.

SocioSite - From the University of Amsterdam, this resource is an exhaustive collection of sociology related sites, covering topics from activism to work, sociologists, data archives and much more. Global view of the social sciences with subject areas which will help users find hundreds of web resources.

Voice of the Shuttle Sociology - many excellent links.

Anthropology

American Folklife Center - Folklife includes the songs we sing, the stories we tell, the crafts we make. The American Folklife Center was created in 1976 by the U.S. Congress to "preserve and present" this great heritage of American folklife.

American Indian Film Gallery - This gallery of vintage motion pictures offers rich perspectives on the American Indian experience.

Anthropology - This web site is a directory of categorized links leading to information on the various aspects of anthropology.

Anthropology Resources on the Internet - world directory of archaeology and anthropology web sites, 4000 relevant links to archaeology, prehistory and anthropology resources.

Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) - HRAF produces two major collections (the HRAF Collection of Ethnography and the HRAF Collection of Archaeology), encyclopedias, and other resources for teaching and research.

Political Sociology

MOST Clearing House - "Management of Social Transformations" promotes international comparative social science research and the relevance of social science research to the formulation of public policies. A branch of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), MOST seeks to "create a bridge between empirical solutions, research and policy-makers."

Project Vote Smart - Provides voting records and comparative information about the U.S. Congress and the state legislatures. In all, this site tracks the performance of over 13,000 political leaders.

Race, Ethnicity, and Politics - This web site of the American Political Science Association is designed to serve students and professors interested in political research on U.S. minority groups, especially, African-American, Asian-American, Latino, and Native-American peoples. This site will be of interest to sociologists as well.

Social psychology

Social Psychology - Part of Trinity University's Sociological Tour Through Cyberspace web site, this resource gives overviews, statistics, and links to other pertinent sites. Topics include: theories and methods, gender and sex, environmental psychology, belief systems, living in a symbolic world, persuasion group dynamics, collective behavior, inequality, political psychologies, urbanization, scientific mentalities and much more.

Social Psychology Network - the largest social psychology database on the Internet. In these pages, you'll find more than 12,000 links related to psychology.

Marriage & Family Processes - Part of Trinity University's A Sociological Tour Through Cyberspace, this resource is organized into: the Spectrum of Families Relations across Cultures and Time; Cultural Factors Shaping Family Striker & Processes; Stages of Coupling; Relations between Husbands & Wives Through Time; Parenting; Singlehood and Alternative Family Forms; Other Family Players, Beyond the Nuclear Cast; Marital Disunions; Institutions Affecting and Affected by Family Systems; and general resources. This site includes overviews, statistics, and references to sources used.

University of Texas Inequality Project - is a small research group concerned with measuring and explaining movements of inequality in wages and earnings and patterns of industrial change around the world.

Statistics

Bureau of Labor Statistics - This Federal agency provides a statistical portrait of the U.S. economy in their report called the Economy at a Glance. The BLS also reports on the various Consumer Price Indexes and gives the final word on the Employment Situation.  Check out links to Other Statistical Sites on the World Wide Web; this includes statistical sites maintained by other Federal agencies and sites for governmental statistics for countries all over the world.

FedStats: One Stop Shopping for Federal Statistics - The Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy maintains this site to provide easy access to the statistical information produced by more than 70 agencies in the United States Federal Government.

Population Reference Bureau - Population shapes almost every aspect of our lives and defines the need for resource allocations--where to build roads, schools, or hospitals. Population shapes political systems and helps determine economic vitality. PRB, founded in 1929, provides facts needed to understand the changing world.

Statistical Terminology - Published by the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Division of the National Science Foundation.

U. S. Census Bureau - serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.

Reference

Dead Sociologists' Society - Provides information on various theorists. Includes links to other sociology-related sites arranged by topic. Subjects covered include collective behavior and social movements, crime and deviance, culture, the family, gender inequality, medicine and health, population and urbanization, violence/abuse, and many more.

Local Labs - Free socioeconomic data by region.

Praxis: Resources for Social and Economic Development - Promoting positive social change through informed action, PRAXIS has been designed to meet the informational needs of social work educators and students with international interests and other educators and students who require assistance in locating useful national and international resources on social and economic development.

Sociologists

Famous Sociologists - Part of the University of Amsterdam's SocioSite includes links to sociologists from Theodor W. Adorno to Paul Willis.

Marx and Engels' Writings - This online list of writings is based at the University of Washington. The list included full text documents of Marx and Engels' work spanning many years and different stages of their thought.

Postmodern Thought - A popular hypertext index of contemporary philosophers, critical theorists and postmodern writers.

Associations and organizations

ASA (American Sociological Association) - Founded in 1905, the ASA is "dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good." With 13 thousand members, ASA provides an online Employment Bulletin that is updated at the first of each month. In addition, ASA also provides an extensive listing of other useful Employment Links for Sociologists that lead to jobs both in and out of academia. ASA's collection of publicly available Data Resources is a wonderful aid for researchers, and the Opportunities for Research Support gives critically needed information about available funding sources.

Scholarly Societies -- Sociology - The University of Waterloo's Electronic Library provides links to the homepages of sociological organizations world wide.

Society for Applied Sociology (SAS) - SAS is an international organization for professional social scientists applying sociological knowledge in a many different of settings. Here you will find membership and meeting information, organizational bylaws, and the SAS code of ethics.

Other Search Tools

Yahoo's Directory of Sociology Links - This is a good place to start looking for interesting sociological links on the web.

12/2014