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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 at the left to find information for your research and interest. If you have any questions or comments about this guide, or need further help with using this guide or your area of research, please let me know!

Library services during Corona

For the most up-to-date information read Library services during Corona


  • The Library offers trial access to Yearbook of International Organizations. If you make use of this resource, please provide feedback (positive or negative) to your faculty liaison.
  • The trial to all eBooks from the entire Practical Action Publishing catalogue will end soon. The catalogue includes collections such as ‘Education, Research and Training,’ ‘Social Development,’ and ‘Urban Development.’ It also includes special eBook series, such as ‘Gender, Society & Development’ and ‘Urban Management Series.’ You can browse the catalogue and find individual titles in sEURch. If you have read any of the content during the trial, please share your opinion and give feedback

Please contact your faculty liaison if you think any temporary content should be part of our permanent collection. 

New (e-)books on sociology & related topics

Databases with e-books

Below is a list of e-book packages for the field of sociology: some are existing licenses, some packages are available because the publisher is now giving everyone access to its e-books.

If you are looking for a specific title, it's better to use sEURch, because there all publishers are covered. For more discipline specific approaches (like economy & management, law, public administration, etc.) please have a look at the other available libguides on the library website.

For teachers: if you are looking for online access to a specific book, please let me know, than I can check the available options.