Sociology resources

Location of print resources

Most of the print resources for your subject are found in the Arts and Social Sciences Library. Use Library Search to find the classmark for an item, and to search for books and other materials.

  • Past exam papers: located on first floor and available for photocopying
  • PhD theses: ask at the ground floor Information Desk for access

You can also find useful material related to your subject in the Education Library and the Wills Memorial Library.

Digital resources

Sociology databases

Additional resources

  • Social Trends - social and economic data from a wide range of government departments and other organisations
  • DATA.GOV.UK - the UK government's statistical service.
  • Eurostat - data from the statistical office of the European Union
  • UN Data - data from The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) 
  • Women's History - International Institute of Social History, including the WWW Virtual Library of Women's History
  • ESRC Research Catalogue - research projects and outputs funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.  The site also provides Resources for PhD students to help students learn research skills, how to collaborate with others and how to achieve the maximum impact from their research through an Impact toolkit
  • Forced Migration Online -  resources on refugees and forced migration worldwide
  • Joseph Rowntree Foundation - works for social change in the UK by researching the root causes of social problems and by developing solutions. Major areas of work include poverty, social injustice, community resilience and the response to the opportunities and challenges of an ageing society
  • Rosa Parks Papers - documents on many aspects of Rosa Parks's private life and public activism on behalf of civil rights for African Americans
  • Social Research Association - professional membership body for social researchers. The Association organises seminars, workshop and conferences and provides training courses for career development, research ethics guidelines and information on publications and other resources. The association provides contact details for members to contact other members in academic, central and local government, non-profit organisations, large commercial research firms and independent practitioners
  • European Sociological Association - The Association aims to facilitate sociological research, teaching and communication on European issues and to contribute to the development of sociological research and a voice in Europe. ESA represents the largest network of sociologists in Europe and has over 20 research networks which organise meetings and conferences on a regular basis
  • Social Science Research Council - The Council is an international organisation which fosters innovative research in the Social sciences. The SSRC  works with practitioners, policy makers and academic researchers in the social sciences and related professions. With it's international partners, the Council builds interdisciplinary and international networks linking research to policy and practice. The Council publishes books and papers and facilitates the development of new social science researchers. It also provides support to projects and individuals through fellowship awards and prizes
  • LGBTQ histories - British Library website charting the struggles for love, identity and legislative change faced by LGBTQ communities in the UK
  • Sisterhood and after - British Library archive of feminist voices
  • Spare RibWomen’s Liberation Movement magazine running from 1972-93, which challenged the stereotyping and exploitation of women, while supporting collective, realistic solutions to the hurdles women faced.

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