Research Guides



Welcome to the Richter Library's Guide to Sociology!

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Hello all, and welcome to the University of Miami Libraries' Guide to Sociology Resources! Throughout this guide, you'll find resources supporting not only the Sociology Department, but of many disciplines due to the interdisciplinary nature of the sociological field. Feel free to browse through the guide, make use of its resources, and if you need more help, Ask a Librarian!


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WorldCat Search
Library Catalog
Sociology Encyclopedias
Encyclopedia of Sociology
Edgar F. Borgatta (Editor); Rhonda J. V. Montgomery (Editor)
HM425 .E5 2000
International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences
N. J. Smelser (Editor-In-Chief); P. B. Baltes (Editor-In-Chief)
H41 .I58 2001
Sociology Basics
Carl L. Bankston (Editor)
HM425 .S63 2000
World of Sociology
Joseph M. Palmisano (Editor)
HM585 .W67 2001
Encyclopedia of Social Theory
George Ritzer (Editor)
HM425 .E47 2005
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Sociology Dictionaries
Oxford Dictionary of Sociology
John Scott; Gordon Marshall
HM425 .D5735 2005
David Jary; Julia Jary
HM425 .C655 2006
The Penguin Dictionary of Sociology
Nicholas Abercrombie; Stephen Hill; Bryan S. Turner
HM17 .A23 1994
The Blackwell Dictionary of Sociology
Allan Johnson (Preface by)
HM425 .J64 2000
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Sociology
Gordon Marshall (Editor); Diane Barthel (Contribution by)
HM17 .C66 1994
The SAGE Dictionary of Sociology
Steve Bruce; Steven Yearley
HM425 .B78 2006
How to ...FindIt @ UM

You'll find the find_it_at_um_button.jpg button in our index and abstract databases.

Because these databases are rarely full-text, you'll need to click on the button to access the article you are looking for.

In the event that there is not an online, full-text version of the article available, the best thing is to do a Title search (using the name of the journal) in the Catalog tab.

Once you've located the journal, you can find the necessary volume and issue by reading the citation.

Sociology Databases
Related Databases
How to Find Articles in a Database
Additional Databases

Don't see what you need in the Sociology Databases section? Sociological topics can cross a wide variety of disciplines. Check out these databases for further help.

Sociology Databases

You can also use databases in other subject areas to help you find what you need. Just use the drop menu on the Databases page to navigate to the subject you prefer.

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Newspaper Databases
Image Databases
News and Newspapers
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Research Methods
Statistics Databases
Statistics Websites
Polls and Public Opinion
How to Use the Class Guides

Course-specific guides have been created for certain classes. Hover over the "Class Guides" tab and select the course you need from the drop-down menu.

Are you a professor who wants an instruction session in the library? Feel free to contact librarian Lauren Fralinger for an instruction session and a Class Guide to accompany it!

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