Sociology Links

General Information

Sociosite–Social Science Information System University of Amsterdam

A Sociological Tour Through Cyberspace

Awesome blogs

The Society Pages (a dozen really fine blogs)

Family Inequality blog

Everyday Sociology Blog

FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting–challenging media bias & censorship)

News and trends

e! Science News Psychology and Sociology

New York Times Sociology in the News

Trenspot (a sociologist charts online trends)

Research Reports

National Child Abuse Incidence Study (Jan 2010 report to Congress)


Social Science for Counterterrorism (600 page monograph by researchers at Rand Corporation; 12 chapters of ways to use social science to understand terrorism)

The State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (UN Report)

War on Drugs: Report of the Global Commission on Drug Policy (in English or Spanish)

Online sociology journals

Contexts: understanding people in their social worlds
(LSC library, located in Databases under “Hot Topics”, free access with LSC library barcode)

The Socjournal: A New Media Journal of Sociology and Society

Organizations that research social science topics

Economic Policy Institute (briefing papers, research)

The National Priorities Project (what our taxes buy)

Pew Research Center “numbers, facts and trends shaping your world”

Census Scope: Census Data, Charts, Maps, and Rankings

SDA: Survey Documentation and Analysis (SDA is a set of programs for the documentation and Web-based analysis of survey data. SDA is developed and maintained by the Computer-assisted Survey Methods Program (CSM) at the University of California, Berkeley.)

Center for Responsive Politics (political information and contributions databases-U.S.)

FBI Crime Statistics

Centers for Disease Control “Wonder Online Databases”

Gallup polling data

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Bureau of Justice Statistics (including crime victimization and law enforcement data)

World Bank global data

United Nations Data on the world

IBOPE Zogby International Polling

Gapminder World Guide (statistics in visual form)

Guttmacher Institute (U.S. and international sexual and reproductive health data)