Sociology: Resources

Campus Resources

Grace Hauenstein Library Subject Guide: Sociology

Professional Organizations

American Anthropological Association
AAA is the world's largest organization promoting and supporting anthropology.  They publish research and hold a large annual meeting where anthropologists present their research and discuss issues in the discipline of anthropology.

American Sociological Association
ASA is the official voice of sociology in the United States.  With a global membership base, ASA publishes research, holds annual meetings where sociologists present research, and provides information to students and faculty members about the state of the discipline.

The Michigan Sociological Association
The Michigan Sociological Association is the state organization of sociologists.  They publish a  peer-reviewed journal, and hold a professional meeting in the fall of each year.

Midwest Sociological Society
This is a professional association comprised of academic and applied sociologists, primarily from the Midwest.

National Women's Studies Association
NWSA is a professional organization for scholars and others in the field of women's studies and gender studies.

The North Central Sociological Association
The NCSA is a regional association that includes sociologists from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ontario.

Rural Sociological Society
The RSS is an organization of scholars and others who study rural life.

Society for the Study of Social Problems

Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction
The SSSI is an international professional organization of scholars interested in the study of this perspective within sociology, including an emphasis on identity, everyday practice, and language.

Sociologists for the Women in Society

Sociological Theory 

Karl Marx
The Marx-Engels Internet Archive contains original works, a biographical timeline, and pictures of this classical sociologist.

Max Weber
Dr. Frank Elwell's valuable store of all things Weber including original works and explanations of Weber's major concepts.

Emile Durkheim
The Durkheim Pages contain original works and other information on one of the principal founders of the discipline. 

Jane Adams
The Jane Addams Papers is a scholarly editing project publishing the correspondence and writings of Jane Addams from 1901-1935 in a freely accessible digital edition and in a selected print edition.

W.E.B. Du Bois
W.E.B. Du Bois was a son of Massachusetts who articulated the strivings of African Americans and developed a trenchant analysis of the problem of the color line in the twentieth century.

Research Data Sets

U.S. Census Bureau
The Census Bureau collects data on all aspects of the lives of U.S. residents.  This site provides searchable data sets of a vast amount of information that can be incorporated into sociological examination.

Community Research Institute
The Community Research Institute at Grand Valley State University provides demographic, economic, education, housing, crime, and civic engagement data for West Michigan counties, cities, and townships, including Grand Rapids neighborhood data.