Welcome to the Sociology Subject Guide. In these pages you'll find information about, and links to, important resources in Sociology.
Use the tabs across the top to navigate through the pages of this guide. If you need help, check out some tutorials or send me a question.
There are three basic tutorials you must read, in order to find your way around library research. If you haven't already seen them, take a few minutes now.
For more tutorials, see the Library Tutorials page.
Before you start searching, you should know what you want to find. The type of information you want determines where you look:
The keywords you select will affect what you find. Plan where you want to search and what terms you will search for. The plan may change as you find results and learn from them.
Course textbooks and Reserve readings are often a great place to start. They provide background reading and often include a bibliography. Check to see what's already available for your course. The list of reference books under the "Books" tab may also offer helpful background reading and bibliographies.
We have a set of 3 online tutorials that will get you started with your research. You should read these tutorials before trying to do your research - it will save you time and frustration.
Here are some online resources to help you with your APA formatting.
Also, ProQuest databases and Scholars Portal offer the option to click on "Cite" for records you find to get an APA formatted citation you can paste into your References list.
Acta Sociologica publishes papers on high-quality innovative sociology, carried out from different theoretical and methodological starting points, in the form of full-length original articles and review essays, as well as book reviews and commentaries.