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Online Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of Group Processes & Intergroup Relations

Key encyclopedia for understanding group behavior and interactions. Covers small groups and large scale corporate or international relations. Strong coverage of theories, leadership, techniques, anxiety, discrimination, and group pressures.

GVRL Social Sciences Collection

This subcollection of the Gale Virtual Reference Library contains 45 reference publications covering a wide range of topics in the social sciences. Search the whole collection via the link above, or browse an individual title:

Other Reference Sources

  • Points of View Reference Center
    Covers current social issues with opposing position papers, research guides and additional sources from newspapers, radio and TV transcripts, and scholarly journals.

Key Databases

  • ProQuest Social Sciences Premium Collection
    A collection of fourteen separate databases covering various aspects of sociology and related fields.
  • Sociological Collection
    This database covers a broad range of subjects including social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, social and cultural structure and more.

Streaming Video

  • Films on Demand: Sociology Video Collection
    Over 2,500 videos on social environments, institutions, inequality, social structure, social work, women's & gender studies, research methods in sociology, African American studies, Asian American Studies, Latino Studies, and Native American studies.

Other Resources

  • ProQuest Social Sciences
    Includes access to ProQuest Dissertations, Research library for social sciences as well as the premium collection.
  • Google Scholar
    Search scholarly content across the web, including books and journal articles. Full text may not be included – if not, you can request full text via our Interlibrary Loan form.
  • GPO (Government Printing Office)
    Covers all types of U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and documents issued by executive departments, many pertaining to sociological issues.
  • Science Direct
    Our largest database for the sciences and social sciences, including sociology, providing full text access to scholarly journals often unavailable on other databases.


LibGuides are resources that are built by scholarly professionals with content specifically related to a given subject.

Printable Research Guide

Printable research guide for Sociology

Citing Sources

  • APA Style Guide
  • American Sociological Association (ASA) Style Guide, 5th ed. 2014 (808.027 A798)
    ASA Style Citations Examples
    (updated for 5th ed.)
  • Zotero
    A citation generator and management tool, Zotero can help you keep all of your citation information together and generate a bibliography for you.


Books related to sociology have call numbers in the 300's.

Legal Resources

  • Google Scholar Case Law
    Free case law library includes state cases from 1950; federal, appellate, tax, and bankruptcy cases from 1923; and US Supreme Court opinions from 1791.