Useful Links

Research and Writing || Careers || Statistics and Databases || Library Encyclopedias and References || Specilized Areas || Qualitative Research || Religion

Researching and Writing Sociology Papers

The Art of Writing Proposals
www.ssrc.org/fellowships/art_of_writing_proposals

Citations and References - Sociologists usually use the Chicago or ASR style.
http://www.soc.duke.edu/courses/soc190.02/asr.html

Writing Sociology Papers

http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~wricntr/documents/Overvu.html
http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/sociology.html http://www.dartmouth.edu/~compose/student/soc_sciences/sociology.html#challenges

Careers in Sociology

American Sociological Association (ASA) Website
http://asanet.org/

Careers in Sociology
http://www.asanet.org/student/career/homepage.html

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Statistics and Databases

This web site allows users to navigate through statistics that are publicly available from more than 70 Federal agencies!
http://www.fedstats.gov -- FEDSTATS

"Quick Links to Census 2000," maintained by the staff at the UCSD Social Sciences Data Collection.
http://ssdc.ucsd.edu/ssdc/cen2k.html

Census Bureau's new search-and-retrieval database, American FactFinder and its FTP server.
http://www2.census.gov/census_2000 , http://factfinder.census.gov

Demographics and Family - Good for all demographics and international comparisons. Use this for persuading with data.
http://www.ed.gov/pubs/YouthIndicators/Demographics.html

Produced by Princeton's Survey Research Center and is supported by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this site aims to be a desktop information system for individuals involved in survey research. It succeeds in its objective to contain "everything useful on the Web for the practice of survey research."
http://www.princeton.edu/~abelson -- Survey Research Center

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the federal government's principal fact-finding agency in the field of labor economics and statistics. It collects, processes, analyzes and disseminates important data to the public, government, business, and labor. It is updated monthly.
http://stats.bls.gov -- Bureau of Labor Statistics

The U.S. Census Bureau has one of the most user-friendly, high quality and comprehensive Web sites maintained by any government agency.
http://www.census.gov -- U.S. Census Bureau

These statistics cover employment statistics from federal data. Topics include production, sales, orders and inventories; output; income, expenditures and wealth; employment, unemployment, and earnings; prices; and much more. http://www.whitehouse.gov/fsbr/esbr.html -- Economic Statistics Briefing Room

This page shows national demographic statistics concerning crime, education, and health. The site includes interesting charts and tables that present the data well, making it easy to read and understand.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/fsbr/ssbr.html -- Social Statistics Briefing Room

This site is a good reference for many different data concerning economic information and analysis. This site includes the regional analysis of the economy, including interesting thoughts about the economy and forecasts for the future.
http://www.dismal.com -- The Dismal Scientist Site

This site is set up in six searchable and browseable sections of 654 tables and 5 figures of mostly national data.
http://www.albany.edu/sourcebook -- Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics 1995

Links to Sociology Journals
Sociology Journals and Relevant Sites

Founded as a nonprofit scientific publisher dedicated to providing critical reviews of current research literature. Articles in Annual Reviews Sociology are grouped in general classifications, such as social progress, urban and rural s ociology, and historical sociology. Articles tend to be less quantitative than articles published in the American Sociological Review. A commitment to provide analysis of timely issues is evident in recent articles concerning environmental sociology, white-collar crime, and family violence.
http://www.annurev.org/soc/home.htm -- ANNUAL REVIEWS SOCIOLOGY ON-LINE

The Electric Library is an interesting entry into the world of electronic newspapers. It offers the full test of over 150 papers from all over the world, as well as citations from magazines, books, and television and radio transcripts.
http://www.elibrary.com -- ELECTRIC LIBRARY

The Christian Science Monitor's archives go back to January 1980 and are free. Than't right: no registration, no nothing, and you get full text as well. The archives don't contain the entire paper; rather, there are "stories of interest," to quote from the help pages. The Monitor, which runs fewer articles than most major papers, is known for the breadth of its international coverage.
http://www.csmonitor.com -- CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

The Institute for Global Communications has five online communities of activists and organizations: PeaceNet, EcoNet, LaborNet, ConflictNet, and WomensNet. These internet sites are gateways to articles, headlines, features, and weblinks on progressive issues. http://www.igc.org/igc/ -- THE INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS

http://www.igc.org/igc/gateway/pnindex.html -- PeaceNet
http://www.igc.org/igc/gateway/wnindex.html -- Women'sNet
http://www.igc.org/igc/gateway/arnindex.html -- AntiRacistNet

The Electronic Policy Network contains information concerning national policy and politics.
http://epn.org/ -- THE ELECTRONIC POLICY NETWORK

Gay and Lesbian Politics is comparable to a well-crafted reference book, replete with resources and information. Compiled by Steve Sanders, chairperson of the advisory board to Indiana University's Office of Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Student Support Services, the site offers students, researchers, activists, and citizens a selective annotated reference guide to gay/lesbian politics via the internet. http://ezinfo.ucs.indiana.edu/~sanderss/gaylespolguide.html -- Gay and Lesbian Politics

Sara Zupko's Cultural Studies Center is an up-to-date, universal guide to the assortment of cultural studies resources and information on the World Wide Web. http://www.mcs.net/~zupko/popcult.htm -- Sarah Zupko's Cultural Studies Center

Developed by Michael C. Kearl (Trinity University, San Antonio), this site is an invitation to the thoughtful exploration and research in sociology. To create a "theatre of ideas," the tour begins with general sociological links, followed by links to the resources for theory construction; data sets; materials on research methods and statistics; resources on writing the research paper; and finally, selected sites in cognate subject areas. http://www.trinity.edu/~mkearl -- A sociological tour through cyberspace

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Useful Library Encyclopedias and References

Encyclopedia of social theory / editor George Ritzer.
Thousand Oaks, CA : Sage Publications, c2005. (2 vols.) Reference HM425 .E47 2004.

A Dictionary of sociology / edited by Gordon Marshall.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. Reference HM17 .C66 1998.

Sociology : a guide to reference and information sources / Stephen H. Aby.
Eaglewood, Colorado: Libraries Unlimited, 1997. Reference HM51 .A24 1997.

Encyclopedia of sociology / Edgar F. Borgatta, editor-in-chief, Marie L. Borgatta, managing editor. New York : Macmillian, 1992. (4 vols.) Reference HM17 .E5 1991.

Key sociological thinkers / edited by Rob Stones.
New York : New York University Press, 1998. Reference HM51 .K43 1998.

Dictionary of the social sciences / edited by Craig Calhoun.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2002. Reference H41 .D53 2002.

International encyclopedia of the social sciences. David L. Sills, editor
Sills, David L. [New York] Macmillan [1968]. (17 vols.) Reference H40 .A2 I5

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Specialized Areas in Sociology

Institute for Research on World Systems
http://jwsr.ucr.edu/index.php

Established in 1994 and supported by the Australian National Library, the Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library provides an authoritative, large-scaled subject-oriented scholarly guide to Internet resources in the field of Asian Studies
http://coombs.anu.edu.au/WWWVL-AsianStudies.html -- Asian Studies Virtual Library

Produced by the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of Texas at Austin, and by both the Ford Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this site seems assured of both reliability of content and continued development and stability. http://lanic.utexas.edu/las.html -- WWW virtual library: Latin American Studies

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Qualitative Research

History Matters
http://historymatters.gmu.edu

Many Pasts, First Person Accounts
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/browse/manypasts

H-Oral History
http://www2.h-net.msu.edu/~oralhist

Mississippi Oral History Program
http://www-dept.usm.edu/~ocach/msohp.html

Oral History Interviews of Latino Artists (Conducted for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution)
http://archivesofamericanart.si.edu/oralhist/oralhist.htm

Oral History Online! University of California at Berkeley
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/BANC/ROHO/ohonline

Oral History Projects by Subject
http://www2.h-net.msu.edu/~oralhist/projects.html

Oral History Research Center, Indiana University
http://www.indiana.edu/~ohrc

The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University
http://cds.aas.duke.edu

The Papers of African American Artists and Additional Collections and Oral History
Interviews at the ARCHIVES OF AMERICAN ART, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION
http://archivesofamericanart.si.edu/

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
http://www.ushmm.org

"Using Photographs to Cosntruct a Narrative"
http://www.ashp.cuny.edu

Vincent Voice Library, Michigan State University
http://www.lib.msu.edu/vincent

Will The Circle Be Unbroken? An Audio History of the Civil Rights Movement in Five Southern Communities
http://www.unbrokencircle.org/home.htm
 

Human Rights Organizations and Violence Against Women Population Report on Ending Violence against Women, Lori Heise
http://www.jhuccp.org/pr/l11edsum.stm

Women's Human Rights: An Introduction By Charlotte Bunch and Samantha Frost
http://www.cwgl.rutgers.edu/whr.html

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Bibliography and Resource List
http://www.cwgl.rutgers.edu/16days00/biblio.htm

Heise, Lori, Mary Ellsberg and Megan Gottemoeller. (1999) Population Reports: Ending Violence Against Women, Baltimore, Maryland: Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) and Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, Population Information Program. Contact: CHANGE, 6930 Carroll Avenue, Suite 910, Takoma Park, Maryland 20912, USA.
http://www.genderhealth.org

List of Women's health Organizations
http://www.genderhealth.org/links/links.htm

Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 10, 1948. Also available translated into over 300 different languages.
http://www.un.org/Overview/rights.html -- UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

National Domestic Violence Hotline
http://www.usdoj.gov/domesticviolence.htm

Afkhami, Mahnaz and Haleh Vaziri. (1996) Claiming Our Rights: A Manual for Women's Human Rights Education in Muslim Societies, Bethesda, Maryland, USA: Sisterhood is Global Institute. Contact: Sisterhood is Global Institute, 1200 Atwater, Suite 2, Montreal, QC, Canada H3Z 1X4
http://www.sigi.org

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Religion

"Considered to be one of the very best religion sites. It has lots for many religions: religious texts, libraries, psychology and sociology of religion, ethics and moral values, biblical studies, comparative religion."
http://religion.rutgers.edu/vri

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