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Sociology: Books & E-Resources

E-Books

Search Books24x7, Knovel, Credo Reference, netLibrary, Amazon, and Google Book Search.

Course reserves

Reserve books for Sociology are located on the first floor of the Bird Library. Online reserve materials can be accessed through the course Blackboard page.

Reference books

Don't forget that all campus libraries have reference collections with scholarly encyclopedias, atlases, and other publications that may provide useful background information for your research.

Searching for Resources in the SU Libraries' Catalog

Summon is SU Library's search engine. Using Summon, you can search the Library website for books, videos, articles, as well as other resources.

Sage Research Methods Online (SRMO)

Sage The Natural Home for Authors, Editors & Societies

Sage Research Methods Online (SRMO). SRMO provides access to information about research methods compiled from a variety of Sage publications, including books/handbooks, articles, and the “Little Green Book” series, Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences.  SRMO is searchable and browsable by author, and it includes a methods map, as well as video tutorials.  Results can be refined to focus on specific academic disciplines of interest.

Great resource for learning more about what comprises a specific research method, with a view into how that method was applied within actual published scholarly literature.

  • analysis of variance (ANOVA)
  • ethnography
  • focus groups
  • interviews
  • mixed methods
  • narrative analysis
  • qualitative research
  • quantitative data analysis
  • regression
  • sampling
  • social network analysis
  • structural equation modeling
  • surveys
  • time-series analysis
  • visual representations
  • ...and more