Sociology

  • American Sociological Association – dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good. The site provides 22 sociological topics that can be explored, including CultureFamily and Life CourseGlobal Issues,  Race and Ethnicity, and Religion and Spirituality.
  • Careers to Help the Poor – There are many misconceptions about people living in poverty, particularly when it comes to how they became poor and why they stay poor. Many think the individuals are to blame, but the economic system makes it extremely difficult for some people to live above the poverty line. Fortunately, there are numerous career and volunteer opportunities for those who want to help others break free from the poverty trap. This guide addresses many of these opportunities while also exploring who is most affected by poverty and why it’s vital they receive help.
  • Good Sociology Sites|Revise Sociology – Some of the best web sites and other sources for keeping up to date with social trends, news and sociological research. Most of these are hub sites through which the latest sociological research is published and analyzed.
  • How to Make a Difference Through Volunteering & Nonprofit Careers – Volunteer work is not just an item on a resume or college application – it’s an essential part of a functioning society. The benefits of volunteer work reach far and wide with a ripple effect that begins with the individual and nonprofit organization and extends beyond the larger community, benefiting everyone in its wake. In this guide, you’ll learn more about the importance of volunteer work, how to find volunteer opportunities, and how to transition from volunteering to a career in a nonprofit.
  • Internet Data Sources for Social Scientists (Cornell University Library) – direct access to selected datasets available on the Internet.
  • Pew Research Center / Social and Demographic Trends – reports on surveys on a variety of social issues.
  • Religion-Online.Org – More than 6,000 articles and chapters. Topics include Old and New Testament, Theology, Ethics, History and Sociology of Religion, Social Issues, Communication and Cultural Studies, Pastoral Care, Counseling, Homiletics, Worship, Missions and Religious Education.
  • SocioWeb: Your Independent Guide to Sociological Resources on the Internet – An independent guide to the sociological resources available on the Internet and is founded in the belief that the Internet can help to unite the sociological community in powerful ways.
  • SSRN: Social Science Research Network – SSRN´s eLibrary provides 751,903 research papers from 350,177 researchers across 30 disciplines.
  • Volunteer and Nonprofit Career Guide – Linking college degrees to nonprofit careers. From administrative assistant to staff attorney to environmental policy analyst, nonprofit organizations (NPOs) require skilled employees and volunteers to succeed in their mission. Here you can find degrees that often lead to volunteer and employment opportunities.