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Online Catalog

WorldCat [Global Library Holdings] or Open WorldCat [Regional Library Holdings]


  • Use the Online Catalog to locate materials owned by Salem and our NC PALS consortium partners (Bennett, Greensboro, & Guilford College libraries). 
  • Use WorldCat to identify publications owned by libraries around the world - and Interlibrary Loan services to borrow books from these libraries.
  • Try to limit your search to the author, title, or key phrases...
  EXAMPLES:   Author (last name, first name): Jordan, Pamela Lynne
 Title: Becoming Parents
 Keyword: family and marriage
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Reference materials: almanacs, encyclopedias, and other informational guides relevant to research in Sociology

Reference Title                                                                              Call #

  EBSCO eBook Collection

Search and browse reference resources including encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, handbooks, thesauri and more.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods

ref  H  62  .L456  2004

Sociology: A Guide to Reference and Information Sources (2nd Ed.)

ref  HM  51  .A24  1997

 ASA style guide

  ref HM569.A54 2007

 The Sociology Student Writer's Manual (5th Ed.)

  ref  HM 585  .S638  2006

Encyclopedia of Family Life

ref  HM  534  .E53  1999

Encyclopedia of Sociology

ref  HM  425  .E5  2000

European Social History

ref  HN  373  .E63  2001

Violence in America

ref  HN  90  .V5  V5474  1999

Encyclopedia of Marriage and the Family

ref  HQ  9  .E52  1995

Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood

ref  HQ  767.84  .E53  2003

Social Science Reference Sources

ref  Z  7161  .A165  2000

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* =Highly recommended 

* Academic Search Complete

Magazines and journals on many subjects, includes peer-reviewed and scholarly works. 

America: History and Life


Comprehensive index of American history and culture; full-text articles, books and reviews in JSTOR, ProjectMUSE, and others. 

Directory of Open Access Journals


"Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals" covering all disciplines




Full-text articles in over 375 core academic journals with backfiles lacking only the most recent 3 -5 years. 

Environment Complete  


Journals on topics including agriculture, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, urban planning, and more.



LEXIS NEXIS Academic Universe


Index to articles, with full text, in hundreds of news, business, legal, medical, and general reference resources.

North Carolina Information Resources include:


North Carolina Uniform Crime Report The UCR Program collects data on persons arrested for crimes. Statistics are broken down by county. * Project Muse


Full-text scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences

Points of View Reference Center   is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue.

* ProQuest Research Library


Information from over 1,800 newspapers and periodicals on a wide range of topics, including the arts, business, humanities, health, and sciences. 


Index to full-text articles from 38 journals published by the APA and 4 other organizations. 1988 to the present. 

** SocINDEX with Full Text -  offers comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study.

WDI Online


World Development Indicators Online--statistics from around the globe. Published by the World Bank. 

FirstSearch databases include:


     CWI Contemporary Women's Issues (health and human rights)

     SIRSResearcher Social, scientific, economic, and political issues worldwide



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Additional Web Sites

*General Social Survey - database that contains a standard 'core' of demographic, behavioral, and attitudinal questions, plus topics of special interest.

See also: Salem's collection of statistical sites  GenderNet

A World Bank site, offering a variety of reports and documents on women across the world, with unique and comprehensive data sets.

InfoMine -- Data Sets A collection of links to poll results and statistical data on a variety of topics. Sexual Harassment

Portal of resources and information on state, federal and important court decisions dealing with sexual harassment. (UNC - Greensboro)

Sociological Tour

Internet resources organized to stimulate thoughtful, college-level research 


Comprehensive listing of international sociology resources provided by the Sociological Institute of the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands 



Directory of online information; provides access to surveys, statistics, topical research, online journals, and other Internet indexes

Statistical Resources on the Web


Directory of Web sites for statistical information from the University of Michigan Documents Center; see, especially: Sociology


Stats DataFinder Some licensed resources may not be available to Salem users, however the majority are free; see, especially: Social Statistics WWW Resources for Sociologists


A well organized listing of general and subject area sites