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|
|HT||Community, classes & racism|
- Start with these databases:
SocINDEX with Full Text: full-text articles from academic journals and citations to books from Sociology and related fields.
Proquest Sociology Abstracts & Social Services Index: indexes journals and magazines covering sociology, social welfare, addictions, criminology, and clinical and social psychology, some full-text available.
Academic Search Premier: indexes journals and magazines from all subject areas, some full-text available.
PILOTS: PTSD database: articles from academic journals and books specializing in trauma.
Proquest Sociology : full-text articles from academic journals and citations to books about Sociology.
JSTOR: The Scholarly Journal Archive: back issues of important scholarly journals. All full text.
- More databases:
Canadian Reference Centre: indexes Canadian journals, newspapers and magazines.
PubMed: covers medicine.
- Sample Journals American Journal of Sociology
Annual Review of Sociology
Fit to Print: the Canadian Student’s Guide to Essay Writing
LB 2369 B83F588 2004
|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|
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.
Contains full text Canadian theses.