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Sociology Research Guide


Dictionaries & Encyclopedias  - General and background information on a topic.

Electronic Resources

Bill Trochim's Center for Social Research Methods
  A web site for people involved in applied social research and evaluation. Comprehensive course resource centers, previously published and unpublished papers, detailed examples of current research projects, useful tools for researchers (like a guide to selecting a statistical analysis), an extensive online textbook, a bulletin board for discussions, and more.

Criminal Justice Links From Florida State University's Criminal Justice Department.

Electronic Journal of Sociology EJS presents research papers on topical or critical issues of today that are both scholarly and accessible.

Institute on Research for Poverty A national, university-based center for research into the causes and consequences of poverty and social inequality in the United States.  It is nonprofit and nonpartisan.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service NCJRS is a federally sponsored information clearinghouse for people around the country and the world involved with research, policy, and practice related to criminal and juvenile justice and drug control.

A Sociological Tour through Cyberspace From Trinity University's Department of Sociology & Anthropology. Contains useful resources for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Sociology Internet Resources Select by topic: Culture & Society, Ethnicity, Women,  Family,   Criminology, Theory, Research, US Census, General or browse the full list.

SocioSite A toolkit for social scientists. It contains high quality resources and texts that can be used as wheels for the sociological mind.

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics Online Includes tables displaying statistical data from over 2,500 public and private agencies, academic institutions, research organizations, public opinion polling firms, and other groups. Includes automatic searching capabilities.

Urban Legends Search the Urban Legends archive.