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A guide to conducting Sociology-related research at UNC Asheville's D Hiden Ramsey Library.
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Sociology Research Guide

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Start with the basic resources below
or use the tabs above to locate:
 BooksJournal ArticlesReference & Data, and Film and Images.

(Tweed family photo from D. Hiden Ramsey Library's Special Collections.)

Key Social Science Resources

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    Scholarly journal archive containing full text journals in a broad array of disciplines.
  • SocIndex with full text
    Contains full text for 777 journals dating back to 1908. Also includes full text for more than 820 books and monographs, and full text for 13,947 conference papers. (EBSCOhost)
  • ProQuest Sociology  
    This database covers the international literature of sociology and social work, including culture and social structure, history and theory of sociology, social psychology, substance abuse and addiction and more. This collection provides full-text coverage of many core titles included in Sociological Abstracts and Social Services Abstracts.
  • ProQuest Social Science Journals  
    This database offers indexing and full text for hundreds of academic journals, providing extensive coverage across a wide range of social science disciplines including anthropology, criminology, economics, education, political science, psychology, social work and sociology.
    Provides full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. Contains approximately 150,000 articles from over 80 journals published by the APA, and its imprint the Educational Publishing Foundation (EPF), and more. (EBSCOhost)
  • PsycBOOKS
    Contains full text PDF files of 2,205 scholarly books and 33,650 chapters, including American Psychological Association publications, psychology classics and the APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology. (EBSCOhost)
  • PsycINFO
    Contains nearly 2.3 million citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations. Links to full-text PsycARTICLES from the APA. 1887+
  • Project Muse
    Full text access for over 20,000 e-books and journals covering the following areas: Classics; Cultural Studies; Economics; Education; Film, Theater and Perfoming Arts; History; Judaic Studies; Language; Law; Literature; Math; Music; Philosophy and Religion; Philosophy and Science; and Politics.
  • Cambridge Journals Online
    Online access to over 220 peer-reviewed academic journals in a wide array of disciplines in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
  • Social Science Citation Index
    Part of Web of Science. Provides bibliographic and citation information from 2,474 scholarly journals published from 1955 to the present.
    NOTE: Check the appropriate box on the search screen to search only SSCI.
  • ProQuest Central  
    A central resource for researchers at all levels. Covering more than 160 subjects areas, this award-winning online reference resource features a highly-respected, diversified mix of content including scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, books, newspapers, reports and videos.


To schedule a research
consultation, contact your
sociology librarian:

Brandy Bourne


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Social science data available via ICPSR!


What is the average age at which men versus women begin smoking?

Does age at marriage differ between NC and other parts of the country?

How does age, gender, education, race, or ethnicity affect political attitudes?

All these questions can be answered by studies in ICPSR, the world's largest collection of digital social science data. ICPSR data cover topics from sociology, political science, economics, demography, education, child care, health care, crime, minority populations, aging, terrorism, substance abuse, mental health, public policy, and international relations.

All UNC Asheville staff, students, and faculty have access to the extensive ICPSR data holdings via any campus computer. First-time users will be asked to create an ICPSR MyData account; thereafter, you will need your email address and password to download data.

Email for more information.


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