Sociology Librarian: Robert Ridinger
Founders Memorial 15E
|Web Resources||Justice Links||Journals|
|Public Opinion Polls||Professional Associations||Government Agencies|
|Social Work/Welfare on the Net||Research Centers|
- AgeSource/AgeStats Worldwide
- American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence
- Carsey Institute: Socio-Economic Indicators (University of New Hampshire)
- Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science
- Child Welfare Information Gateway
- Children's Rights: International and National Laws and Practices
- Confronting Confinement
- Criminology and Criminal Justice Links (Flordia State University)
- Global Distribution of Poverty
- Institute for Anarchist Studies
- Labadie Collection (University of Michigan)
- Lewis Hine Collection
- Mapping the Growth of Older America: Seniors and Boomers in the Early 21st Century
- National Annenberg Survey of Youth
- Online Encyclopedia of Mass Violence
- Program on the Global Demography of Aging
- Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
- The Cities Alliance
- The European Values Study
- Windows on Urban Poverty
- WWW Virtual Library: Demography and Population Studies
- European Commission: Public Opinion
- Hunger Study 2010 Hunger Study 2010
- Improving the Lives of the Urban Poor
- Making of America - The Making of America begins a digital library, created by the University of Michigan in cooperation with Cornell University and supported by the Mellon Foundation. The University of Michigan scanned 1,600 books and ten journals from their own library. This site is easy to navigate and has advanced features such as three search modes (Boolean, proximate words, and a regular index structured by author, title, and subject).
- Migration Information Source - Migration data from around the world. Generate tables, create graphs, follow trends. Find out who is going where and how migration is shaping social, political, demographic, and economic futures country by country.
- Pew Global Attitudes Project
- Pew Internet and American Life Project
- PovertyNet - A World Bank web site developed to provide resources for people and organizations working to understand and alleviate poverty. Cultural factors generating and maintaining poverty, analysis of its social impact and strategies for its limitation and reduction are profiled.
- Research Resources for the Social Sciences - The site is well organized into 18 different categories, including general resources, reference materials, data archives, and news resources. Each category provides links to web sites including e-journals, listservs, and full-text resources. Another useful category, "Aggressive Pattern Searches," provides links to information about searching the web, effective search strategies, and guides to using Internet search engines.
- Social Psychology Network - This site's main menu provides links in three broad categories: social psychology, general psychology, and Wesleyan University (the home of the site). Under social psychology, one will find links to a wide variety of topics such as prejudice and discrimination, social influence, and interpersonal relationships. General psychology links include sites offering useful information about psychology as a career, various professional organizations, rankings of graduate programs in psychology, Internet research tools, and sources of funding for research.
- SocioSite - Social Science Information System based at the University of Amsterdam
- Socnet - "World index of sociology courses wholly or in part on the Internet"
- Southern Poverty Law Center - The Southern Poverty Law Center was founded a quarter of a century ago for the purpose of winning equal rights for minorities and poor people through legal action. Today the Center continues to pursue action against those who would attack the freedoms of others, while also promoting tolerance, understanding, and justice through education and publicity. This site is well organized and leads the user to a wealth of material related to civil rights and civil liberties.
- SSRN: Social Science Research Network
- State of World Population 2008
- The ARDA: Association of Religion Data Archives
- The Mead Project: Foundational Documents in Sociological Social Psychology
- The Rise of New Immigrant Gateways - [pdf]
- The SocioWeb: A Sociological Resource Center - A guide to twelve types of data, including surveys and statistics, electronic journals in sociology, professional associations, and "topical research."
- UC Atlas of Global Inequality
Public Opinion Polls
- World Values Survey
- World Public Opinion.org
- Time Magazine/SRBI Polls
- Public Opinion Poll Question Database
- Pew Research Center
- NPR/Kaiser/Kennedy School Polls
- New York Times Polls
- National Opinion Research Center
- Latin American Public Opinion Project
- L.A. Times Polls
- Kaiser Family Foundation
- Japanese Data Archive
- Fox News Polls
- FOM: Public Opinion Foundation (Russia)
- European Commission: Public Opinion
- CISER Data Archive-Public Opinion Surveys
- CBS News Polls
- Associated Press/IPSOS Poll
- Afrobarometer- Africa Public Opinion
- ABC News Polling Unit
- Canadian Opinion Research Archive
- Harris Interactive
- Latin American Databank
- Public Agenda Online
- UK Data Archive
- American Sociological Association - Founded in 1905, this is the chief professional organization for sociologists of all subdisciplines within the United States. Its emphasis is on providing the application of sociological analysis for the benefit of society. Useful features include the "code of ethics" and a list of publicly available data sets.
- Association of Black Sociologists
- Criminal Justice Journalists
- Family Violence Prevention Fund
- International Network for Social Network Analysis - This site provides a listing of journals in this field and links to software programs used in social network analysis.
- International Sociological Association - Founded in 1949 under the auspices of UNESCO, this organization seeks to provide international communication and cooperation in sociological research. Its research committees cover 53 areas in sociology. A list of relevant periodicals is also featured, some with access to back issues.
- Justice Research and Statistics Association
- Mid-South Sociological Association - Useful for the variety of links to specific subfields provided, links to back issues of Sociological Spectrum.
- North Central Sociological Association - Covering seven states and the province of Ontario, this is the premier professional group for the sociologists of the Midwest. A listserver here serves as a regional discussion forum.
- Pacific Sociological Association - Established in 1929, this organization provides a professional forum for sociologists in the western United States, Alberta and British Columbia. An index to current and back issues of The Pacific Sociologist is provided.
- Society for Applied Sociology - An international organization founded in 1978 for social scientists involved in applying sociological knowledge in a variety of environments. An electronic newsletter is available.
- Society for the Study of Social Problems
- Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction - Focused on qualitative, especially interactionist research, a useful feature of this site for graduate students is the section "Teaching Symbolic Interaction."
- Sociological Association of Aotearoa, (New Zealand) - Most useful as a source for following professional discussions and research in the region of the Pacific.
- Sociologists for Women in Society
- Southern Sociological Society
- Western Criminology Review
- U.S. Census Bureau
- United Nations Population Fund
- National Institute of Justice
- Interagency Council on Homelessness
- Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
- Firearms and Violence: A Critical Review
- Crime in the United States
- Cybercrime: Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section, United States Department of Justice
- FedStats - Gateway to statistics to over 100 U.S. Federal agencies.
- Office for Victims of Crime
- Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
- U.S. Department of Justice
Social Work/Welfare on the Net
- Grassroots: Social Science Search - A searchable database with over 1,500 reviewed Web sites of interest to social work students and practitioners. A subject arrangement of the sites is also included with topics such as field, research, practice, and more.
- Pat McClendon's Clinical Social Work Page - A friendly and informative site that is maintained by a graduate of the Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville. This page is a good place to begin exploring social work on the Internet since it is well organized into various subject areas.
- Social Work Library at Columbia
- The Impact of Welfare Reform on Immigrant Welfare Use
- Urban Experience in Chicago: Hull House and Its Neighborhoods, 1889- 1963
- ACORN: Association of Community Organization for Reform Now
- Alcohol Studies Database - This resource contains more than 60,000 citations to journal articles, books, and book chapters) conference papers, dissertations, and audio-visual materials collected at Center of Alcohol Studies at Rutgers University since 1987.
- Center for Homicide Research
- Center for Immigration Studies
- Center for Rural Studies
- Center for the Study of Group Processes - A multidisciplinary research center founded at the University of Iowa in 1892 to provide support for group processes study. "Group", as defined here, covers formal organizations, political groups, families, intimates, social categories and societies.
- Center on Urban Poverty and Social Change - [PDF]
- Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion
- CESSDA: Council of European Social Science Data Archives
- Chronic Poverty Research Centre
- Crime Victims' Institute
- European Centre for Minority Issues
- European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)
- Institute for Families in Society
- Institute for Policy Research
- Institute for Research on Poverty
- Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy
- Institute for Social Research
- International Institute of Social History
- International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
- International Victimology Web site - Launched in June 1999 "as a resource for all those interested in improving justice for victims of crime and abuse of power." Two databases on current victimology research and promising prevention practices, and a section of full-text documents from the United Nations, the European Union and 30 individual countries' policies.
- Max-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung/ Max-Planck-Institute for the Study of Societies
- National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
- National Center for Children in Poverty
- National Center on Institutions and Alternatives - Areas of interest on this site are criminal justice services, youth arrests, the developmentally disabled, clerical evaluation and therapy, sentencing and death penalty mitigation.
- National Centre for Social Research
- National Institute of Corrections Library
- National Institute of Justice's MAPS Program
- National Institute on Drug Abuse
- Pierre Bourdieu
- RAND Center on Quality Policing
- RAND Europe
- Social Watch
- Survey Research Center - Based at Princeton University, this sites offers "nearly everything useful on the web for the practice of survey research." Researchers should begin with the section on "Poll and Survey Findings and Data".
- The Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations
- The Migration Information Source
- University of Alaska Anchorage Institute of Social and Economic Research
- West Coast Poverty Center
- Williams Institute (UCLA School of Law)