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Research guide for articles, databases, journals, and information resources for Sociology
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Key Resources in Sociology
SocINDEX with Full TextThis link opens in a new windowSocINDEX with Full Text covers a broad spectrum of sociological studies. The subjects covered include abortion, demography, political sociology, urban sociology, social psychology, sociological history and sociological research. Use SocINDEX to find relevant materials for social research and full text articles from over 350 journals, over 700 books and many conference papers.
Sociological AbstractsThis link opens in a new windowThis database indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. It provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800 journals, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers. Use Sociological Abstracts to find relevant articles for sociology and social sciences, including topics on culture, demography, business and education.
FactivaThis link opens in a new windowFactiva combines more than 35,000 sources from 200 countries in 26 languages. Content type includes newspapers, magazines, trade journals, blogs, podcasts, websites, and newswires like Dow Jones and Reuters. Search in English, or another language of your choice. Find listed Singapore and international companies information under Companies/Markets. Take note that downloading of content for analytics is not permitted.
ICPSRThis link opens in a new windowThe Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is the world’s largest archive of social science data, containing 65,000 data sets from more than 10,000 studies. Users may view documentation, download raw data for analysis, search data-related literature and use training exercises to learn analysis techniques.
"Sociology is a form of social inquiry that takes wide-ranging forms. It is defined by the study of the relations between the different parts of society. Sociology is the social science devoted to the study of modern society."
Excerpted from Delanty, Gerard. 2007. Sociology. In: Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. Ritzer, George (ed). Malden: Blackwell.