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Resources in Sociology

Find Articles in Databases & Journals

Use databases to search multiple online journals at the same time. Find articles about a specific topic by using keywords, subject headings, authors, and more.


Find Background Information

Reference sources, online or in print, include encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and directories and are great starting points for background information about a specific topic.


Browse Useful Websites

Websites can provide statistics, data, articles, documents, and other information about a specific field of study.

Develop Research Skills

Sociology Research Guides

Research guides provide suggestions for finding and using information about a specific subject.

Class Guides

Class guides are created by librarians to provide guides to helpful sources for a particular class.


Use Additional Library Resources

Sociology Related Libraries and Library Services


Learn About Other Resources on Campus

Learn about sociology resources, research, and services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

About the Sociology Collection

The sociology collection in the University of Illinois Library supports the teaching and research programs in sociology and its subdisciplines, such as demography and social ecology, social psychology, and urban and community studies. Current areas of focus within the department include: Social Dynamics and Structure, Race, Class, & Gender, and Transnational Studies. Current English-language books, as well as the core journals in sociology, social science methodology, and social theory are housed in the the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library (SSHEL), but the majority of the estimated 100,000 volumes held in the field of sociology are located in the Main Stacks.

Please direct all comments or requests for information to Jessica Hagman, 217-333-3005.