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Sociology 245C - Gender and Society
A Selected List of Resources

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I. Books and Catalogs of Books

EZRA- Wittenberg's online catalog
OhioLINK - items in Ohio member libraries
WorldCat Open Access or WorldCat (limited ports) - Combined catalog of thousands of member libraries. Use Interlibrary Loan to borrow these items.

A few good resources:

World Factbook- A CIA publication with lengthy country profiles. (Previous editions may be downloaded here)
World Development Indicators Online - this database on development data covers more than 575 indicators, 225 countries, and 18 regional and income groups and includes population, income, social, economic, financial, natural resources, and environmental indicators starting in 1960 when available.

Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion. (2 vols.) - Ref BL65.P7 E53 2007
Encyclopedia of Women and World Religion in North America. (3 vols.) - Main Stacks BL458 .E52 2006
Encyclopedia of Women and World Religion. (2 vols.)- Ref. BL4588.E53 1999
International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences.(25 vols.) - Ref. H41 .I58 2001
Illustrated Book of World Rankings. 5th ed. - Ref. HA155.K87 2001
Encyclopedia of Sociology. (5 vols.) - Ref. HM425.E5 2000
International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family. (4 vols.) - Ref HQ9.E52 2003
Statistical Handbook on the World's Children. - Ref. HQ767.9 .K38 2002
*Handbook of the Sociology of Gender. - Main Stacks HQ1075 .C47 1999
Encyclopedia of Women and Gender. (2 vols.) - Ref. HQ1115.E43 2001
* The World's Women, 2005: Progress in Statistics. - Ref. HQ1154 W95 2006
American Women: Who They Are and How They Live. - Ref. HQ1421.A486 2002
Statesman's Yearbook. - Ref. JA51.S7
Legal Systems of the World. (4 vols.) - Ref. K48 .L44 2002

II. Subject Guide

SocioSite- Sociological Subjects - has links to all manner of sociology-related information. Some of the topics are: Subject Areas, Sociologists, Data Archives, NewsGroups, What's New? and Funny Science.

III. Statistics: A Sampler

General Sources
United Nations Statistics Division
Statistical Yearbook from the United Nations. Ref. HA12.5 .U63
World Development Indicators - From the World Bank, this database provides comparative economic statistics from around the world.

Subject-specific statistics
UNICEF publications (including The State of the World's Children)

GenderStats Data sources include national statistics, United Nations databases, and World Bank-conducted or funded surveys

IV. Locating Journals

At Wittenberg: Journals the Library Has: Electronic & Print

At other academic libraries: Use Interlibrary Loan.


Note: Locating journals can be tricky, difficult, and generally exasperating. If you run into trouble, a reference librarian will be glad to assist you.



V. Databases/Indexes to Periodical Articles


SocINDEX with Full Text - Indexes, abstracts, and full text covering sociology.
Women's Studies International - Indexes multidisciplinary scholarship in feminist research.
Contemporary Women's Issues 1988 - coverage ended June 2006 Almost entirely full text.
Ethnic NewsWatch - Full text of newspaper, magazine, and journal articles from the ethnic, minority, and native press
GenderWatch - Full text of publications that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas. Includes both scholarly and popular sources.
Academic Search Complete Probably the best place to look for information on current events. Lots of full text.
Lexis-Nexis - Almost all full text.
JSTOR - A full text periodical backfile; includes 37 journals on sociology .
Legal Collection mostly full text.

Social Science Citation Index ISI Web of Knowledge) - links to full text
PsycINFO (Psychological Abstracts) 1967+ - links to full text.


Or: For full access to all your many database options, go to the list of Indexes and Databases on the Library home page.

VI. How to Cite Your Sources



Guide to Citing Electronic Sources

MLA (Modern Language Association) Style - This web site has examples for documenting a variety of sources, in both internal citations and bibliographies.

American Sociological Association's (ASA) Quick Style Guide

Guide to ASA Style - created by CalState



VII. Internet Search Engines



IRIN News - News website recommended by Dr. Rowell



VIII. People Help


Contact the Sociology Department library liaison, Kristen Gibson, or the reference desk.


Compiled by Regina Entorf, Wittenberg University Library
Last updated 8-25-2008/KJG


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