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Sociology Research Guide

Articles and databases

Articles & Databases


Video databases

Others to consider

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Sociology encyclopedias and dictionaries

International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences - Largest reference work ever published for the social and behavioral sciences; the 26-volume printed edition is available in the Library's Reference Collection (Ref H41.I58 2001).

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Books At Other Libraries

Books At Other Libraries


CSU OneSearch to search library catalogs of the 23 California State University campuses.

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WorldCat to search library catalogs from around the world

CSUMB students, faculty and staff may use CSU+ Resource Sharing (a service integrated into OneSearch) for ordering books and media held at other CSUs and the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan Request Form to borrow books not owned by CSU libraries.

Web resources

Web Resources

Social Issues

Administration on Aging - Presents overview of a wide variety of topics, programs and services related to aging; provided by the Administration, an agency of the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services.

Monterey and San Benito County Homeless Census Reports - Coalition of Homeless Service Providers

Children's Bureau - An office of the Administration for Children and Families in the Department of Health and Human Services

Poverty - Resources and support for persons working to understand and alleviate poverty; provided by the World Bank.

2-1-1 Search for Monterey County - Information and referrals to services and resources, including food, clothing, health, housing, etc. Provided by United Way Monterey County. 

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration - Portal to SAMHSA's clearinghouses: Mental Health Services, Addiction Treatment, Prevention, Statistics and Data, and Workplace Resources; provided by SAMHSA, an agency of the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services.


ARDA - Association of Religion Data Archives

FRED - Economic data from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research) - Provides a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction; for information about access and use, CSUMB students, faculty and staff should contact the campus ICPSR representative, Dr. Jennifer Dyer-Seymour (Psychology); provided by the University of Michigan.

Internet Crossroads in Social Science Data - Contains annotated links to data-related resources; categories include: Crime, Family Life, Environment, Historical, Politics, Public Opinion, Housing, Migration, Population, Sociological; provided by University Wisconsin-Madison.