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Throughout this Guide are resources to get you started researching in the discipline of Sociology. Further assistance is available at the Research Help Desk in the Gault Library, or by directly contacting the liaison librarian, Elys Kettling Law.
Browsing in Sociology
The College of Wooster Libraries use the Library of Congress classification for materials. Sociology resources are most often found under Library of Congress call letters HM (General Sociology), HN (Social History & Conditions), HQ (Family, Women, Marriage), HT (Communities, Class, Race) and HV (Social Pathology & Welfare).
Top Database Recommendations
THE primary database in Sociology, covering the broad spectrum of sociological study, including anthropology, criminology, demography, ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, politics, religion, educational sociology, and social psychology. Publications from 1895 to present.
Sociological Collection (EBSCOhost)
Indexed collection of more than 500 peer-reviewed journals in sociology, including the areas of social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, culture and social structure. Publications from 1970 to present.
Web of Science (Thomson Reuters)
A multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the sciences, including the Social Sciences. The Core Collection covers over 2,900 journals across 50 social sciences disciplines. Features cited reference searching. Publications from 1900-present.
Major Electronic Journal Collections
Need an Appointment?
During the academic year, Elys is typically available 8:30am - 6pm, M-F. Appointment requests can be made anytime using the Research Consultation Form.