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Sociology : Reference Tools

A guide to online and print resources in sociology.

Selected Research Tools

Randomized Response and Indirect Questioning Techniques in Surveys.

Using Documents in Social Research

SAGE Research Methods--an online collection for research with brief, to-the-point Project Planners and a research timeline

Citations / Bibliographies -- check for workshops/recordings for using citation management software

Reference Sources


Websites of Interest

American Sociological Association supports sociologists, as well as sociology graduate and undergraduate students.

African Union

European Union

Executive Office of Health and Human Services from, provides information for consumers, providers, researchers and the government.

Marxists Internet Archive is an all-volunteer, non-profit, open-access library with the stated mission of maintaining an archives of all Marxist, or Marxist-related writing.

RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. Much of the research is available to the public at no charge. 

Social Psychology Network, maintained by Scott Plous, Wesleyan University, contains over 16,000 links related to psychological research and teaching. Includes directories, new stories and discussion forums for students and professionals.

United Nations 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

News Sources

Current News subject guide

News Online