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Researching a Sociology Topic

Photograph of sociologist Max Weber

This guide will help you locate books, articles, and other sources that can help with your sociology research.

There are several types of sources you will want to look for in researching your sociology assignments:

  1. Print books: these resources live in the library (whether in the stacks, the reference area, or at the reserve desk) and some may be checked out for as long as two weeks.

  2. Ebooks: many reference books, nonfiction books, and fiction books can be found in electronic format.

  3. Articles: come from periodicals (newspapers, magazines and scholarly journals). The library owns some periodicals in print and gives you access to many more via our online databases.

  4. Films and Videos: links to films on sociology topics.

Max Weber, Sociologist

Browse through some of our Sociology journals


american journal of sociology American sociological review journal of marriage and family social forces    
American Journal of Sociology American Sociological Review Journal of Marriage & Family Social Forces Social Networks