Sociology: Information Resources

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Find Books & Manuscripts

  • CLIO: Columbia Libraries Online Catalog
    CLIO is the online catalog for the Columbia and Barnard libraries. It includes over 4 million records for books, journal or newspaper titles (not articles), online resources, government documents, microforms, sound or video recordings, archival collections, etc.
  • Digital Dissertations
    Access to almost all American dissertations accepted at an accredited institution since 1861. Abstracts are included for doctoral dissertation records from July 1980 to the present In addition, the full text of dissertations published since 1997 (and some from earlier dates) is available.
  • Educat: Teachers College Catalog
    The online catalog for includes for books on Education.
  • Social Theory
    Offers an extensive selection of documents that explore the complexities and interpret the nature of social behavior and organization. It features works by such major theorists as Jean Baudrillard, Simone de Beauvoir, Ulrich Beck, Howard Becker, Nancy Chodorow, EĢmile Durkheim, Michel Foucault, Erving Goffman, Robert Merton, and Talcott Parsons
  • WorldCat
    An online catalog of the collections of 24,000 member libraries of the OCLC consortium, comprising more than 36 million records for books, serials, manuscript collections, audiovisual materials, computer files, and other media.
  • Borrow Direct
    A borrowing service offered by the university libraries of Columbia, Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Pennsylvania, Princeton, and Yale. It is designed to allow students, faculty and staff to request (and receive in four days) books directly from each other's collections.

Background Information

Find Journal Articles

  • Annual Review of Sociology
    Provides full text of the articles in these volumes from 1975 to present.
  • ATLA Religion Database
    Provides journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion. Coverage begins in 1949
  • Contemporary women's issues
    Provides information about women in over 190 countries.
  • Gender Studies Database
    Women's studies, gender studies, feminist theory and criticism. Coverage 1972 to the present
  • LGBT life
    Provides indexing and abstracts of worldwide literature on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues.
  • Index to Current Urban Documents: Region I, New England, 2000-
    Citations & full-text for municipal publications from New England.
  • International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
    Core social sciences and related materials from over 100 countries in more than 90 languages. Coverage 1951 to the present.
    Provides page images of back issues of the core scholarly journals in Sociology from the earliest issues to within a few years of current publication. New issues of existing titles and new titles are added on an ongoing basis.
  • PAIS
    Includes references to more than 460,000 journal articles, books, government documents, statistical sources, grey literature, research reports, conference proceedings, and publications of international agencies. Coverage 1915 to the present.
  • Population Index on the Web 1986-
    Citations for publications on demography and related research fields.
  • Social Sciences Citation Index Expanded
    U.S. and international cited references, bibliographic information, some author abstracts, links to full-text. Coverage 1965 to the present.
  • Social Sciences Full Text
    Covers concepts, trends, opinions, theories, and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences. Indexing of periodicals provided from 1983-current, full text coverage starting 1995.
  • Sociological Abstracts
    Online version 1963- present; Print volumes cover 1953-2000 HM 1 .S67 - Lehman Stacks.
  • Women and social movements, international : 1840 to present
    Published and manuscript primary sources focusing on women's international activism since the mid-nineteenth century. Includes proceedings of women's international conferences, books, pamphlets, articles from newspapers and journals, correspondence, diary entries, memoirs, and numerous online publications of contemporary Non-Governmental Organizations.


Find Book Reviews

  • Book review index plus
    An index to book reviews from approximately 600 scholarly and popular English-language jounals with links to more than 630,000 full-text reviews

Find Conference Papers & Proceedings

  • PapersFirst
    Provides access to indexes of published papers presented at conferences worldwide, based on items received by the British Library Supply Centre. Also available in French, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Coverage begins in 1993.
  • ProceedingsFirst
    Contains citations to proceedings of every congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting received at The British Library from October 1993 to the present.
  • SOCIndex
    Provides access to papers and proceedings from the American Sociological Associations Conferences.