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Sociology subject guide

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Also known as "Scholarly Articles," "Peer-Reviewed Articles," or "Academic Articles," these are:
  • Written and reviewed by scholars and provide new research, analysis, or information about a specific topic.
  • Usually focused on a narrow subject or a single case study
  • Intended for an academic audience


The following databases are a good place to find information on the field of Sociology.

 Unlike journal articles, scholarly books:
  •  Are written on a broader, general subject
  •   May contain a collection of related chapters by different authors
  •   Contain less recent information
Remember: you may only need to read one chapter of a scholarly book!



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  • American Sociological Association – The ASA was founded in 1905 and is a non-profit organization. With over 21,000 members, the ASA promotes the vitality, visibility, and diversity of the discipline in all facets of society. At both  the national and international levels, the ASA seeks to give voice to the discipline and implements programs in the field of sociology that will have an impact on society.
  • International Sociological Association - is a non-profit association for scientific purposes. Its function is to represent sociologists everywhere, regardless of their school of thought, scientific approaches or ideological opinion.
  • Sociologists for Women in Society – Starting in 1969, this organization is dedicated to development of sociological feminist theory, encouraging new perspective in the field of sociology through the lens of feminist thought, and promoting social justice and supporting the dissemination of feminist social science.
  • Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues – The SPSSI is “an organization of social scientists that has historically brought research to bear on a wide array of societal problems.” Started during the depression in the 1930’s, the SPSSI has used social science to impact the discipline of psychology as well as society at large.
  • Society for the Study of Social Problems – “Founded in 1951, the Society for the Study of Social Problems promotes research on and serious examination of problems of social life.” The SSSP is a diverse multicultural organization dedicated to addressing the issues and problems in pursuit of a just society.
  • Everyday Sociology Blog – A place for and by sociologists, and general interest as well, for sharing topical thoughts and questions on current developments in the field.