101: BASIC INFORMATION SOURCES
EZRA- Wittenberg's online catalog
OhioLINK- 31 million items in Ohio academic libraries
OhioLINK EBC - Electronic books
Subject-Specific Encyclopedias: A Sampler
Encyclopedia of Psychology. 8 vols. Ref. BF31.E52 2000
International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences. 25 vols.
Ref. H41 .I58 2001
Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, & Conflict. Ref. HM291 .E625 1999
Encyclopedia of Sociology. 5 vols. Ref. HM425.E5 2000
Encyclopedia of American Social History. Ref. HN 57.E58 1993
Encyclopedia of Lesbian and Gay Histories and Cultures. 2 vols.
Ref. HQ75.13 .E53 2000
Handbook of the sociology of gender [electronic resource]
Guides to the Literature
Sociosite - has links to all manner of sociology-related information. Some of the topics are: Subject Areas, Sociologists, Data Archives, NewsGroups, What's New? and Funny Science.
Julian Dierkes' Sociology Links (Princeton)
II. Statistics: A Sampler
University of Michigan Documents Center - Statistical Resources on the Web
Statistical Abstract of the U.S. or Ref. HA 202 (Current edition is at the reference desk.)
United Nations Statistics Division
Statistical Yearbook. Ref. HA12.5 .U63 (web version is more current than print)
of Associations : Ref. HS17 .E5 1998 Covers national
IV. Databases / Indexes to Periodical Articles: Some Places to Start
OhioLINK ended its subscription to Sociological Abstracts in 2005, so if you use this database you will only find research from 1963-2005. The library
recommends the following databases to find more current research:
Sociological Collection - Index, abstracts, and full text covering sociology.
SocINDEX Another Sociology database.
Academic Search Complete Contains research from a variety of disciplines and is a good source of information on current events.
Ethnic NewsWatch - Full text of newspaper, magazine, and journal articles from the ethnic, minority, and native press
GenderWatch - Full text of publications that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas. Includes both scholarly and popular sources.
JSTOR - Stands for Journal STORage, so this database mostly contains older but still very valuable research. Consult other databases for research from the most recent two to five years.
Lexis-Nexis - Contains lots of newspapers, current events, as well as legal and business information. All full text.
Or: See the library's list of All Databases.Citing Electronic Sources
V. Locating Journals
Print periodicals at other Ohio academic libraries:
OhioLINK Central Catalog for identifying the location of periodicals.Locating journals can be tricky, difficult, and generally exasperating. If you run into trouble, a reference librarian will be glad to assist you.
(Note: you cannot get periodicals through OhioLINK, except for a small minority of titles.)
Interlibrary Loan form for journal articles
VI. Search Engines
VII. People Help -
After all, where would we be without one another?
For help by e-mail, contact Kristen Gibson, who is library liaison with the Sociology Department. You could also phone her at 937-327-7533 with a quick question or to set up an appointment for an individual consultation. Or, stop by the library, phone the reference desk at 937-327-7511, or contact the reference desk.
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Originally compiled by Regina Entorf, Wittenberg University Library
Last updated 9-02-10/KJG