The core database for this dicipline is SocINDEX.
For assistance, contact research specialist Jody Caldwell,, x3481.

Name Description Guide

“ starts an exciting new chapter in its evolution to make government data more accessible and usable than ever before.”


A comprehensive bibliography of international economic literature, with selected abstracts. Indexes over 400 major journals.

Ethnic Newswatch

Research related to African American, Caribbean/African, Arab/Middle Eastern, Asian/Pacific Island, European/Eastern European, Hispanic, Jewish, Multi-ethnic and Native Peoples.


Catalog of U.S.Government Publications. Documents from 1976 onward can be found in this catalog. Links to full text where available. (free website)


A full text database of a mix of publications, primarily popular, that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas.

ICPSR Direct

Data sets in social sciences. ( You must create a MyData account to download data. )

Lexis-Nexis Academic

Selectively indexes, with full text, over 5700 publications in news, business, law and matters of popular interest, mostly from the last ten years.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

Encyclopedia covering Latino and Latina experiences in the United States.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures

Encyclopedia covering “Pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern Mesoamerica, defined as the lands stretching from Mexico to the southern tip of Central America.”

Proquest Criminal Justice

U.S. and international criminal justice journals. abstract and indexing for 250 titles, 100+ in full-text.

Proquest Sociology

Full text of 275+ journals in sociology and social work.


Indexes and abstracts the international journal, and book literature in psychology and related disciplines since 1887.

SAGE Reference Online

A collection of over 300 encyclopedias and handbooks covering a wide array of topics in the humanities and social sciences.


The Elsevier Science journal collection covers disciplines besides the sciences; indexes over 2,800 journals; full text available for over 1,000 journals.

Social Services Abstracts

Abstracts and indexes “current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development.”


Comprehensive index of journals, books, conference papers, and other content related to sociology and all sub-disciplines

Sociological Abstracts

“Indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.”

Statistical DataSets

Research tool with over 15 billion economic, legal, governmental, political and education-related data points from both licensed and public domain sources.

Women’s Studies International

Indexes publications in women’s studies and related fields, 1972-present. Journals, news sources, web pages, dissertations, books and book chapters are included

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

Indexes the international literature in political science and related fields, such as law and public policy, from 1975 onward.

Web Sites

The core database for this dicipline is SocINDEX.
For assistance, contact research specialist Jody Caldwell,, x3481.

  • 2010 Census: Department of Labor and Workforce Development

    2010 Census data for New Jersey.

  • Bracero History Archive
  • Census Bureau Home Page

    Offers a variety of data access tools, including American Factfinder and CenStats. CenStats provides access to County Business Patterns, the Annual Survey of Manufactures, Occupation by Race and Sex, USA Counties, International Trade Data, etc.

  • CensusScope

    CensusScope is an easy-to-use tool for investigating U.S. demographic trends, brought to you by the Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN) at the University of Michigan.

  • County and City Data Books

    This resource provides access to the 1944 through 2000 County and City Data Books. This service provides the opportunity to create custom printouts and/or customized data subsets (subsets only available for 1988-2000).

  • Crime Solutions

    The Office of Justice Programs’ uses rigorous research to determine what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services.

  • Digital Library of Appalachia

    The Digital Library of Appalachia provides online access to archival and historical materials related to “the culture of the southern and central Appalachian region.”

  • Digitized Afghanistan Materials in English from the Arthur Paul Afghanistan Collection
  • is the federal government website for comprehensive information on disability programs and services in communities nationwide. The site links to more than 14,000 resources from federal, state and local government agencies; academic institutions; and nonprofit organizations.

  • European Union Internet Resources – Berkeley Library
  • EuroStat

    All sorts of statistics about and from the European Union. Make your own data reports using their statistics database.

  • Formatting in Sociology (ASA Style)

    Purdue’s Online Writing Lab’s guide to using the American Sociological Association citation/reference format.

  • Freedom in the 50 States

    “This study comprehensively ranks the American states on their public policies that affect individual freedoms in the economic, social, and personal spheres.” From the George Mason MERCATUS Center

  • Gapminder: Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view.
  • HaithiTrust

    HathiTrust is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. There are more than sixty partners in HathiTrust, and membership is open to institutions worldwide.

  • Happy Planet Index

    Tracks life expectancy, satisfaction levels and consumption worldwide.

  • Historical Census Browser

    “In addition to basic counts of population and housing units, all decades contain information on race, gender, and some measure of household size and composition. Beginning with 1840, some economic characteristics such as education and occupation are included. Later decades have many variables, including ancestry, literacy, and income variables. In a few cases, the census data were augmented with information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Council of Churches of Christ.”

  • Immigration to the US, 1789-1930

    “Immigration to the US, 1789-1930 is a web-based collection of selected historical materials from Harvard’s libraries, archives, and museums that documents voluntary immigration to the United States from the signing of the Constitution to the onset of the Great Depression. For Internet users worldwide, Immigration to the US provides unparalleled, free and open digital access to a significant selection of unique source materials—more than 410,000 pages, 100 individually cataloged maps, and 7,800 photographs.”

  • Index. NYCdata

    Through the Weissman Center for International Business, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College/CUNY.

  • International Data Base – U.S. Census Bureau

    “The International Data Base (IDB) offers a variety of demographic indicators for countries and areas of the world with a population of 5,000 or more. “

  • Jack Rabin Collection on Alabama Civil Rights and Southern Activists

    “The Jack Rabin Collection on Alabama Civil Rights and Southern Activists is a compact but highly complex, multi-layered compilation of documents, sound recordings, and visual images.”

  • Julian Dierkes’ SocioLog

    Offers many valuable resource links, including some to lists of Sociology departments in the United States and Canada.

  • LABORSTA Internet

    International Labor statistics of all kinds, from the International Labour Office.

  • Mapping the Measure of America
  • Minority Rights Group International
  • National Criminal Justice Reference Service NCJRS

    Topical index to National Criminal Justice documents, information.

  • Nonprofit and Philanthropy Good Practice
  • Online Dictionary of the Social Sciences

    Provides definitions for terms used in sociology, criminology, political science, and women’s studies. Product of Athabasca U., Canada, and the Intl. Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication (ICAAP).

  • Open Directory: Sociology

    Recommendations from one of the largest directories on the web.

  • Population Index on the Web

    “primary reference tool to the world’s population literature” from Princeton University.

  • Regional Economic Conditions RECON

    40,000+ charts, maps and tables of data at the state, MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area) and county level economic data.

  • SIPRI – Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
  • SocioSite

    List of sites by subject with an international perspective.

  • States Perform

    “States Perform provides users with access to interactive, customizable and up-to-date comparative performance measurement data for 50 states in six key areas: fiscal and economic, public safety and justice, energy and environment, transportation, health and human services, and education. “

  • The King Center

    “Established in 1968 by Mrs. Coretta Scott King, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (“The King Center”) has been a global destination, resource center and community institution for over a quarter century. “

  • UNdata
  • West Coast Poverty Center
  • World Bank – Open Knowledge Repository
  • World Bank eAtlas of Global Development

    The World Bank eAtlas of Global Development maps and graphs more than 175 thematically organized indicators for over 200 countries, letting you visualize and compare progress on the most important development challenges facing our world. Most indicators cover several decades, so you can see, for example, how “life expectancy at birth” has improved from 1960 up through the latest year.

  • World Criminal Justice Library Electronic Network

    1. To develop specific ways of sharing services and criminal justice information on a global scale.
    2. To enhance communication among WCJLN members

  • Writing in College – A Short Guide to College Writing

    From the University of Chicago

  • WWW Virtual Library: Sociology

    Well organized, comprehensive list of helpful links.