Subject Guides – Sociology

Subject Guides – Sociology

These are some of the materials that are useful for basic research in Sociology

Browse the shelves Dictionaries & Encyclopedia
Articles & Databases Social Issues
Citation & Writing Guides Sociology websites

Library Catalogue – Find books at our Library.

The items you need will likely be found in the following area:

BF 600’s: Interpersonal communication, counseling, counseling issues and personality development<
H-HA General Social Science & Statistics
HM: Sociology– click here for a more detailed breakdown of this subject
HN: Social issues (for example, abuse, pornography) dealt with from a sociological viewpoint
HQ Family
HT Community, classes & racism
Articles & Databases
  • Sample Journals  American Journal of Sociology
    Annual Review of Sociology
    Social Forces
    Social Problems
Writing and Citation Guides

APA Citation Style
Online citation creators
How to cite Canadian Government documents – Queens University
Writing help – Booth University College guide

Fit to Print: the Canadian Student’s Guide to Essay Writing
LB 2369 B83F588 2004

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias etc.
The Blackwell Companion to Major Social Theorists REF HM 478 B583 2000 E.C.
Blackwell Companion to Social Movements HM 881 B53 2007
Blackwell Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Social Thought REF H 41 B533 1993
Contemporary Youth Culture HQ 796 C8154 2006
A Dictionary of Sociology REF HM 425 D5735 2009
Encyclopedia of Activism & social justice REF HM 671 E53 2007
Encyclopedia of Religion & society REF BC 60 E53 1998
Online Dictionary of the Social Sciences Online
Oxford handbook of the Sociology of Religion REF BL 60 094 2009
Routledge Companion to Social Theory HM 585 R68 2010
Social Issues

Canadian Council on Social Development
“The CCSD is a non-profit social policy and research organization focusing on issues such as poverty, social inclusion, disability, cultural diversity, child well-being, employment and housing”. This site contains research reports and other publications.

Canadian Social Research Links
Covers Canadian government policy information and focuses on topical social issues such as disability, human rights, homelessness etc.

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
This site provides excellent information about substance abuse related to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Some of the main divisions of the site are: statistics, cannabis issues, youth and gambling.

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)
Addresses issues regarding social and economic justice.

Regional Homelessness – Greater Vancouver Regional District

Web site for advocates and community groups who are involved in anti-poverty work in British Columbia. Provides links to current anti-poverty issues such as welfare, housing and panhandling.

BC Child Poverty Report Card, 2013  (.pdf)

2010 Report Card on Child and Family Poverty in Canada: 1989-2010 (.pdf)


Intute: Sociology
SocioSite– lists sociological subjects, famous sociologists etc.
The SocioWeb


Theses Canada 
Contains full text Canadian theses.