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Here you will find library and internet resources for research on topics and issues in Sociology

Sociology Classes

Check the Sociology department website for more information Check with a counselor to see what classes are currently required.

Search Terms

These are some of the terms that students may need for a Sociology research project. Other terms may be useful in addition to those listed below. 

Use other word forms and synonyms for terms.

  • Childbirth
  • Communication
  • Cross Cultural
  • Cultural variations
  • Culture change
  • Death and dying
  • Disability
  • Economic standing
  • Environment
  • Ethnic groups
  • Ethnicity
  • Family
  • Feminism
  • Gay, Homosexual
  • Gender
  • History
  • Intimacy 
  • Kinship
  • Labor
  • Languages
  • Legal responsibility
  • Lesbian
  • Marriage
  • Mediation
  • Methods
  • Native people, Indian, Aboriginal
  • Political systems
  • Pregnancy
  • Race (and other variations)
  • Relationship
  • Religion
  • Research design
  • Scientific method
  • Sexual Development
  • Sexual Identity
  • Sexuality
  • Social Class
  • Social Inequality
  • Social Problems
  • Social Structure
  • Society
  • Transgender
  • Transition, change
  • Women's studies

Citation Styles

Always ask your instructor what citation style should be used for research projects. Scholars and professionals in sociology use the American Sociological Association (ASA) format for citations and in text references. The ASA provides this helpful handout (PDF)  to ASA citation style.