Sciences and Social Work
Resources on the Internet
Put together by the library at Virginia Tech, it is a "comprehensive
resource for finding sociology-related information on the Internet.
It lists associations and organizations, discussion groups and listserv,
electronic journals and newsletters, social theory resources, and
World Wide Web starting points to help you on your way." (from IPL.com)
Timeline from 1600 on
You can click on people, events, names of essays or dates to find
information and links. Spans from 1600-1995. Also links to
the "Sociology Calendar".
and Political Change
"Why does society develop
the way that it does?" From the The Global Social Change Research Project, an annotated
listing of links to information about large scale long-term political,
economic and social systems change at the national and international
level. This site links to sites with data, theory, national profiles,
history, research, course syllabi, and other useful information.
Founded in 1905, ASA is "dedicated at advancing sociology as a scientific
discipline". Good source of info.
Statistics Briefing Room
Sponsored by the Federal Government, this is an easy access to federal
social statistics. Updated by the statistical units of different
Social Science Computer and Social Science Data Terms
Self Explanatory title page... "Searchable, and browsable through
the Table of Contents. From the Social Sciences and Humanities Library,
University of California, San Diego."
Science Data Archives
International virtual archives, searchable and browsable by country.
Links to most academic sources. From Amsterdam.
"The service aims to provide a trusted source of selected, high
quality Internet information for researchers and practitioners in
the social sciences, business and law. It is part of the UK Resource
Comte, Marx, Weber, Addams, in all 16 dead and key sociologists.
Also sociology links in general.
An attempt at cataloging sociology web resources. Several academic
links, useful at times.
Initiative: a Project of the Social Science Community
"The Data Documentation Initiative is an international effort to
establish a standard for technical documentation describing social
science data. A membership-based Alliance is developing the DDI
specification, which is written in XML."
National Organization for Research at the University of Chicago
Compendium of its researches and surveys. "Although its national
studies are its best known, NORCís projects--which include complex
survey and other data collection strategies as well as sophisticated
empirical analyses--range across local, regional, and international
perspectives as well."
Surveys and Polls
Abstracts of the United States
From the US Census Bureau, downloadable documents from 1878 to the
present. For the students, the academics and the curious! The library
owns the printed version, but here you are, free of charge!
The Gallup Organization
The Poll Master. Plenty of free information concerning all of surveys
and polls taken throughout the years.
"An independent, nonpartisan resource on trends on American public
opinions". The site is actually a wealth of information on recent
and not-so-recent polls.
Opinion Poll Question Database
From the Odum Institute, an interesting endeavor: the site is searchable
by question keywords, dates, polls, etc. If you wish to know which
questions have been asked regarding "movies" and "violence", for
example, there you go. For the serious survey fans.
the World: Public Opinions on International Affairs
"A source of comprehensive information on US public opinion on international
issues. The site includes The Digest, which provides comprehensive
analyses of polling on various international topics. Over the coming
months [they] will periodically release analyses of US public opinion
on other international topics."
Based in Sweden, "the World Values Survey is a worldwide investigation
of sociocultural and political change. It is conducted by a network
of social scientist at leading universities all around world. The
survey is performed on nationally representative samples in almost
80 societies on all six inhabited continents. A total of four waves
have been carried since 1981 allowing accurate comparative analysis."
Research and Methods
for Social Researchers
Useful to anyone interested
in the field of sociology. Links to publications, data information,
research organizations, graduate student information sites, departments of sociology,
media news sites, and other social science sites of interest.
for Methods in Evaluation and Social Research
Fundamentals of how-to in social research: surveys, samplings, methods,
interviews, analysis, etc.
George Warren Brown School of Social Work
Compiled by GWB School, at the Washington University in St-Louis,
a vast array of sites addressing various issues and topics of concern
for social workers. Even includes scholarly writing aids.
Social Work Web Resources
From the folks at the Krannert Memorial Library of the University
of Indianapolis, it a huge, well organized guide to every aspect
of social work. Sites selected by librarians at KML.
Links to a variety of resources in
the field of social psychology; includes links to sites on specific
social psychology topics, graduate programs, organizations, professional
journals, teaching resources and more.
Provides "access to the cutting edge in social work and social services-related
practices". Sponsored by Cambridge Scientific Abstracts.
Information and Referral
"This directory lists agencies throughout
the United States that provide human services to the public. A wide
variety of services are represented, including information and referral,
social service, case management, health care, counseling, mental
health, day care, educational, employment, domestic violence, recreation,
substance abuse, and welfare programs."
The key source of information about nonprofit organization in United
States. Whether searching for social services or articles about
nonprofit activities, this is the gateway.
The Social Science Research
Founded in 1923 and based in New York City, the SSRC "mobilizes
researchers, policy makers, professionals, activists...to develop
innovative approaches to issues of critical social importance."
You can search for reports, links to fellowships, etc.
Compiled and annotated by P. Tremblay 6/04. Revised 10/09.