Resources for Sociology Researchers
Starting points for conducting sociological research at Ohio University include library resources, data sets, full text archives of research, and citation style guides.
- Data Sets & Resource Centers
- Full Text Online Resources
- Library Resources
- Professional Associations
- Style Guides
Full Text Online Resources
- JSTOR - Full-text collection of journals, including ASR, AJS, and the Annual Review of Sociology.
- Lexis-Nexis - Search the full text of state, federal, and international legal materials as well as news.
Ohio University treats plagiarism-the passing off of another's ideas as your own-as serious academic misconduct. The above tutorial will help you recognize plagiarism in your own writing and that of your students. See Ohio University information on Academic Integrity and Academic Misconduct.
American Sociological Association (ASA) Style Guide
Data Sets & Resource Centers
- American Religion Data Archive (ARDA) - Data sets collected by scholars of religion.
- Bureau of Justice Statistics - Information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics - Labor economics and statistics.
- International Victimology Institute (Intervict) - Disseminating information about current victimology research.
- Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) - Access to the world's largest archive of computerized social science data.
- National Archive of Criminal Justice Data - Downloadable access to over 550 criminal justice data collections (at the ICPSR).
- National Criminal Justice Reference Service - Clearinghouse providing extensive sources of information on criminal and juvenile justice.
- National Institute of Justice - The research and development branch of the U.S. Department of Justice.
- National Opinion Research Center (NORC) - Home of the General Social Survey (GSS).
- National Science Foundation (NSF) - Supports around 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities.
- Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention - Latest facts and figures on juvenile justice, delinquency prevention, and violence and victimization.
- Princeton's Office of Population Research (OPR) - Demographic research center includes data on health and wellbeing, social demography, migration and urbanization, and unmarried families.
- Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics - Data about all aspects of criminal justice in the United States presented in over 600 tables from more than 100 sources.
- Statistical Sites on the World Wide Web - Extensive listing of national and international statistical sites (housed at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
- Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) - Nationwide view of crime based on the submission of statistics by law enforcement agencies throughout the country.
- U.S. Census Bureau - Data about the people and economy of the United States.
- U.S. Data and Statistics