Librarian: Jennifer Garrett


This guide to information sources in the NCSU Libraries identifies reference books and indexes to journal articles for the following fields in sociology: industrial and organizational sociology, rural sociology, applied sociology, criminal justice, social work, and marriage and the family.

Finding General Information

Before you begin your search, you may want to find an informative summary of your chosen subject area. Such information will give you an overview of the subject which can help you create a framework for organizing your topic. You may also want to find definitions of sociological terms and concepts, as well as explanations of current trends in your area of research. Encyclopedias and dictionaries can help you get started.

Encyclopedias and Guides

These resources give you an overview of the subject matter. Here are some representative titles.

Encyclopedia of Sociology
Encyclopedia of Sociology
D. H. Hill Reference HM425 .E5 2000 (1st floor, East Wing)/span>

 

International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences
International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences
D. H. Hill Reference H41 .I58 2001 (1st floor, East Wing)

 

Reader's Guide to the Social Sciences
D. H. Hill Reference H41 .R418 2001 (1st floor, East Wing)

 

Sociology: A Guide to Reference and Information Sources
D. H. Hill Reference HM51 .A27 1997 (1st floor, East Wing)

 

Encyclopedia of Aging and the Elderly
D. H. Hill Tower stacks HQ1061 .R69 1992 (4th floor)

 

Encyclopedia of Organized Crime in the United States
D. H. Hill Tower stacks HV6446 .K43 2000 (4th floor)

 

Encyclopedia of Religion and Society
Encyclopedia of Religion and Society
D. H. Hill Reference BL60 .E53 1998 (1st floor, East Wing)

Dictionaries

Use a dictionary if you want to find definitions of terms and concepts.

Blackwell Dictionary of Sociology
Blackwell Dictionary of Sociology
D. H. Hill Reference HM425 .J64 2000 (1st floor, East Wing)

 

Dictionary of Demography: Terms, Concepts, and Institutions
D. H. Hill Tower stacks HB849.2 P47 1986 (4th floor)

 

Key Quotations in Sociology
D. H. Hill Reference HM17 .T56 1996 (1st floor, East Wing)