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This guide gives an overview of recommended sources for sociology.


This guide gives you an overview of recommended sources for sociology: databases to find literature; reference works to orientate on a specific topic, and statistical sources.

Please use the tabs on the left to find information for your research or general interest. Feel free to contact me if you have any comments about this guide, or need further help with using this guide or your area of research.

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Explore research from policy experts, think tanks, and NGOs on the Policy Commons platform until 30 September. The platform hosts objective, fact-based research from the world’s leading policy experts, nonpartisan think tanks, IGOs and NGOs in the form of reports, blogposts, working papers, articles, datasets, and more. This includes publications from defunct and inactive think tanks, exclusive historical content, and premium collections from the Environmental Law Institute, the European Council, and more. You can also check the Organization Directory of 16,600 policy organizations, including IPCC, IPPR, Nuffic, and more. Check out Policy Commons now and leave your feedback on this trial here.

New (e-)books on sociology & related topics

BrowZine: scholarly journals at your fingertips

BrowZine posterUse BrowZine to quickly access your favorite scholarly journals and articles, to save your favorite journals on your personal bookshelf and to get notifications when new articles are published!

Go to BrowZine or download the free app from the App Store or Google Play and log in with your ERNA ID.

For more information, view the BrowZine page.