David & Lorraine Cheng Library

William Paterson University of New Jersey

Sociology Resources

Reference Resources for Sociology

Bibliographies and Guides to Sociological Literature

Criminal Justice Information: How to Find It, How to Use It / by Dennis C. Benamati ... [et al.]. - Phoenix, Ariz.: Oryx Press, 1998. - x, 237 p. : ill. ; 29 cm. - Includes bibliographical references and index.
Call Number: REF HV7419.5.C75
Handbook of Data Analysis / edited by Melissa Hardy and Alan Bryman. - London; Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage, 2004. - xvii, 704 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Call Number: REF H62.H224
Handbook of Sociology / Neil J. Smelser, editor. - Newbury Park, Calif.: Sage Publications, c1988. - 824 p. ; 26 cm. - Includes bibliographies and indexes.
Call Number: REF HM51.H249
The International Handbook of Sociology / edited by Stella R. Quah and Arnaud Sales. - London; Thousand Oaks, Calif.: SAGE, 2000. - xxii, 542 p. ; 26 cm. - Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Call Number: HM24.I575
Sociology Basics / consulting editor, Carl L. Bankston III. - Pasadena, Calif. : Salem Press, c2000. - 2 v.: ill.; 24 cm. - Includes bibliographical references and index. - Selected articles previously published in: Survey of social science. Sociology series, 1994. in 5 vols. v. 1. Anomie and deviance - microsociology - v. 2. Modernization and world-system theories - workplace socialization.
Call Number: REF HM425.S63
Sources of Information in the Social Sciences: A Guide to the Literature / William H. Webb ... [et al.]. - Chicago: American Library Association, 1986. - x, 777 p. ; 27 cm. - Includes index.
Call Number: REF H61.S666
Survey of Social Science. Sociology Series / Edited by Frank N. Magill; consulting editor, Héctor L. Delgado. - Pasadena, Calif.: Salem Press, c1994. - 5 v. (xciii, 2244 p.); 24 cm. - v. 1. A--Culture and language -- v. 2. Culture and technology--Homelessness -- v. 3. Horticultural economic systems--The police -- v. 4. Political action committees and special interest groups--Social stratification: analysis and overview -- v. 5. Social stratification: functionalist perspectives--Z. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Call Number: REF HM17.S86

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Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

The Blackwell Dictionary of Sociology: A User's Guide to Sociological Language / Allan Johnson. - Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell, 1995. - vii, 378 p.; graphs 22 cm. - Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.
Call Number: REF HM17.J64
Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology / edited by George Ritzer. - Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishing, 2007. - 11 v. - Includes bibliographical references and index.
Call Number: REF HM425.B53
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Sociology / edited by Gordon Marshall; [contributors, Diane Barthel ... et al.] - Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 1994. - viii, 571 p. : ill.; 21 cm.
Call Number: REF HM17.C66
A Critical Dictionary of Sociology / Raymond Boudon and François Bourricaud; selected and translated by Peter Hamilton. - Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989. - xiii, 438 p. : ill.; 25 cm. - Includes bibliographies and index.
Call Number: REF HM17.B6813
Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice, 2nd ed. / Joshua Dressler, editor in chief. - New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2002. - 4 v. (xxxvi, 1780 p.) : ill. ; 29 cm. - Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Call Number: REF HV6017.E52
Encyclopedia of Criminology and Deviant Behavior / Clifton D. Bryant, editor-in-chief. - Philadelphia, PA: Brunner/Routledge, 2000. - vols. 1-4, 27 cm.
Call Number: REF HV6017.E53
Encyclopedia of Modern American Social Issues / Michael Kronenwetter. - Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, c1997. - 328 p.; 26 cm. - Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-313) and index.
Call Number: REF HN57.K73
Encyclopedia of Social Measurement / Kimberly Kempf-Leonard, editor-in-chief. - San Diego, Calif.; London: Academic, 2005. - 3 v. (1800 p.) : ill. ; 29 cm.
Call Number: REF H62.E627
Encyclopedia of Sociology, Second Edition / Edgar F. Borgatta, editor-in-chief, Marie L. Borgatta, managing editor. - Detroit: Macmillan Reference, USA, 2000. - v, 3481 p. (5 vol.) : 28 cm. - Includes bibliographical references and index.
Call Number: REF HM17.E5
The Encyclopedic Dictionary of Sociology / [Editorial advisors and contributors, Arthur W. Frank ... et al.]. - Guilford, Conn.: Dushkin, c1986. - ix, 316 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Call Number: REF HM17.E62
The International Encyclopedia of Sociology / edited by Michael Mann. - New York: Continuum, 1984. - xi, 434 p. ; 25 cm. - Also published under title: The Macmillan student encyclopedia of sociology. - Includes bibliographical references.
Call Number: REF HM17.I53
International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences / edited by Neil J. Smelser and Paul B. Baltes. - New York: Elsevier Science, 2001. - 26 v. ; 26 cm. - Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Call Number: REF H41.I58
The Sage Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods / edited by Michael S. Lewis-Beck, Alan Bryman, Tim Futing Liao. - Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage, 2004. - 3 v. : ill. ; 29 cm. - Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Call Number: REF H62.L456
The Social Science Encyclopedia / edited by Adam Kuper and Jessica Kuper. - London; New York: Routledge, 1996. - xxiv, 923 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. - Includes bibliographical references.
Call Number: REF H41.S63
Encyclopedia of White-Collar and Corporate Crime / general editor, Lawrence M. Salinger. - Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, 2005. - 2 v. (xxviii, 974) p. : ill. ; 29 cm. - Includes bibliographical references and index.
Call Number: REF HV6768.E63

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Finding Articles in Databases and Indexes

Academic Search Premier
Full-text database contains periodical literature for a wide variety of subject areas. It is recommended you include the expression "su history" when searching the database to obtain focused results. Please note that online access to this database is restricted to currently enrolled students, faculty and staff.
Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA)
Bibliographic index to scholarly literature in health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education. Contains over 400,000 records. [1987-Present] Please note that online access to this database is restricted to currently enrolled students, faculty and staff.
Criminal Justice Abstracts
Major index to scholarly literature in crminal justice and criminology. The entries are drawn from over 400 journals, as well as from books, government reports, and nongovernmental agency publications. Topics covered include crime trends, prevention projects, corrections, juvenile delinquency, police, courts, offenders, victims, and sentencing. Please note that access to this database is restricted to currently enrolled students, faculty and staff.
PsycINFO
Large index to the scholarly literature of psychology and related fields (including social psychology). Materials are selected from over 1,300 journals published in 50 countries and 28 languages. Each record contains a bibliographic citation for a journal article (or other items indexed) and most records have an abstract. Please note that access to this database is restricted to currently enrolled students, faculty and staff.
Social Science Journals in Proquest Complete
Index to a range of social science literature includes a great deal of material from sociology journals, much of it available in full text. Please note that access to this database is restricted to currently enrolled students, faculty and staff.
s," and then specify "Social Sciences (Complete)" in the "Subject Area" section of the search screen. Please note that access to this database is restricted to currently enrolled students, faculty and staff.
Social Services Abstracts
Social Services Abstracts provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. The database abstracts and indexes over 1,500 serials publications and includes abstracts of journal articles and dissertations, and citations to book reviews. Please note that access to this database is restricted to currently enrolled students, faculty and staff.
Sociological Abstracts
Major index to scholarly literature in sociology and its various sub-disciplines. Includes abstracts of journal articles selected from over 2500 journals, abstracts of conference papers presented at various sociological association meetings, relevant dissertation listings from Dissertations Abstracts International, enhanced bibliographic citations of book reviews, and abstracts of selected sociology books. Please note that access to this database is restricted to currently enrolled students, faculty and staff.

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Journals and Other Periodicals in Sociology

The Library provides access to a large number of electronic journals in sociology and related disciplines by subscription through several databases, and these can be browsed using the following links:

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Professional Associations and Scholarly Organizations

American Sociological Association
The American Sociological Association (ASA), founded in 1905, is a non-profit membership association dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good.
http://www.asanet.org/
Eastern Sociological Society
The Eastern Sociological Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting excellence in sociological scholarship and instruction. The ESS sponsors a professional journal (Sociological Forum), a four-day Annual Meeting in the spring, a newsletter, numerous award competitions, an employment service, and an electronic mailing list.
http://www.essnet.org/
International Sociological Association
http://www.ucm.es/info/isa

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Web/Internet Resources for Sociology

Directories of Online Sociology Resources

Allyn & Bacon Sociology Links
A publisher's site containing a valuable set of links in all major sociology topic areas.
http://www.abacon.com/sociology/soclinks/
Intute: Social Sciences
Based in the United Kingdom, Intute: Social Sciences provides access to high-quality resources for education and research for the social sciences, including law, business, hospitality, sport and tourism. All resources in the Intute database are evaluated and selected by a subject specialist, and most of these are affiliated with an academic or research institution.
http://www.intute.ac.uk/socialsciences/
The SocioLog: Julian Dierkes' Comprehensive Guide to Sociology On-Line
Directory begun by a Princeton University graduate student in 1993 has become a first-rate portal to online sociology resources. In 2002 it was awarded the Graduate Student Prize of the American Sociological Association's Sociology & Computers Section.
http://www.sociolog.com/
A Sociological Tour Through Cyberspace
This wide-ranging guide through sociology includes both an organized directory of links to resources by topic and original essays covering such subjects as death and dying, family, gerontology, gender and equality, race and ethnicity, social inequality, and social psychology. Created and maintained by Professor Michael C. Kearl at Trinity University in Texas.
http://www.trinity.edu/~mkearl/
SocioSite (University of Amsterdam)
Massive directory project gathers information and resources which are relevant for sociologists and other social scientists. So far it has defined 168 subject areas for browsing and searching. The site "has been designed from a global point of view...[and] the intention is to provide a comprehensive listing of all sociology resources on the Internet."
http://www.sociosite.net
WWW Virtual Library: Sociology
This should be one of your common stops when gathering sociology information from the Internet.
http://socserv2.mcmaster.ca/w3virtsoclib/
Yahoo's Sociology Resources
Yahoo gathers an extremely diverse selection of sites, from many perspectives. Searchable.
http://dir.yahoo.com/Social_Science/Sociology/

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Research Methods

Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science (CSISS): Spatial Resources for the Social Sciences
"This center at the University of California, Santa Barbara, focuses on 'the growing significance of space, spatiality, location, and place in social science research.' Topics in this area include cartographic visualization and geographic information systems (GIS). The site features background about important researchers in this area, 'a collection of simple descriptions and illustrations of GIS methods,' publications related to CSISS presentations, video clips, bibliographies, details about CSISS programs, links to related sites, and more." [Librarians' Internet Index]
http://www.csiss.org/
National Centre for Social Research
"The National Center for Social Research is widely considered to be Britain's premier research group specializing in social surveys and qualitative research for the development and evaluation of public policy. Much of the centre's work is done on the behalf of various public organizations, such as research councils, charitable trusts, and foundations. At the homepage, visitors can read about the centre's various research units (such as the Survey Methods Centre), its respective methodologies and approaches, and recent work that has been conducted. One strong highlight of the site is the inclusion of a number of reports, organized thematically into such areas as leisure, housing, political attitudes, social security, and health." [Internet Scout Project]
http://www.natcen.ac.uk/
Free Resources for Program Evaluation and Social Research Methods
"This site contains annotated links to how-to information on the tools of social research: 'surveys, focus groups, sampling, interviews, and other methods.' Sections include research ethics, methods, policy analysis, and statistical data. From the International Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication (ICAAP), Athabasca University, Alberta, Canada." [Librarians' Internet Index] For basic information on how to evaluate programs, be sure to view the What is program evaluation: A beginners guide document, on the main page.
http://gsociology.icaap.org/methods/
Social Sciences Research and Instructional Council Teaching Resources Depository
"The Social Sciences Research and Instructional Council Teaching Resources Depository (SSRIC/TRD) facilitates computer-aided instruction of quantitative methods for the social sciences and supports the dissemination of research data. SSRIC/TRD contains seven instructional modules for social science research courses. Topics range from Exploring the Macroeconomy to California Opinions on Women's Issues, and modules include downloadable texts, exercises, codebooks, and datasets for use with SPSS or other statistical software packages. Also available at the site are a glossary of statistical terms, a full-text online version of 'SPSS For Windows 7.5: A Brief Tutorial,' 13 independent data analysis exercises for students, and numerous other teaching tools and links for instructors of anthropology, economics, geography, political science, and sociology." [Internet Scout Project]
http://www.csubak.edu/ssric/welcome.htx

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Sociological Theory

Dead Sociologists' Society
Site developed by Prof. Larry R. Ridener at Pfeiffer University for use in the social theory section of his Introduction to Sociology course includes good summaries of the work of 16 major social theorists, plus links to many other resources.
http://www2.pfeiffer.edu/~lridener/DSS/DEADSOC.HTML
Georg Simmel Online
Good web resource on Simmel's work and significance edited by a team from the Soziologisches Institut at the University of Zurich. Contains a large online archive of Simmel's books and essays in German, a small collection of texts in English translation, and writings about Simmel's work.
http://socio.ch/sim/index_sim.htm
George's Page: A Mead Project Site
Web-based repository for documents by, about and related to the work of American pragmatist philosopher and social psychologist George Herbert Mead. The heart of the site is an online collection of 111 full-text publications by Mead, including his classic Mind, Self, and Society from the Perspective of a Social Behaviorist. Developed by the Sociology Department at Brock University in Canada.
http://spartan.ac.brocku.ca/~lward/Mead/
Marx and Engels Internet Archive
Full-text digital library contains all the major works of classical social theorist Karl Marx and his collaborator Frederick Engels.
http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/index.htm
Verstehen: Max Weber's HomePage
Site developed by Prof. Frank Elwell of Rogers State University in Oklahoma for undergraduate students in a social theory course includes a discussion of Weber's major theoretical concepts and other resources.
http://www.faculty.rsu.edu/~felwell/Theorists/Weber/Whome.htm

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Sociology of Religion

Association of Religion Data Archives
The Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) strives to democratize access to the best data on religion. The ARDA allows you to interactively explore high-quality data on American and international religion using online features for generating national profiles, maps, church membership overviews, denominational heritage trees, tables, charts, and other summary reports. Over 350 data files are available for online preview and most can be downloaded for additional research. Currently housed in the Social Science Research Institute at the Pennsylvania State University, the ARDA is funded by the Lilly Endowment, the John Templeton Foundation, and the Pennsylvania State University.
http://www.thearda.com/


Center for Religion and Civic Culture
The Center for Religion and Civic Culture is an organized research unit of the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California. It promotes discipline-based, transdisciplinary, and interdisciplinary research related to the involvement of religion and religious institutions in civic culture. Its research utilizes both social scientific and normative methods.
http://www.usc.edu/schools/college/crcc/


Hartford Institute for Religion Research
The Hartford Institute for Religion Research conducts studies in all major areas of the sociology of religion, and its web site is an excellent resource for any student of the field. Here you can find information on the major professional associations and key scholars in the field, a substantial number of online articles, selected online sources for research, a bibliographic database, and many other useful things.
http://www.hartfordinstitute.org/


Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion
The IJRR was founded to publish very high quality, original research on religion by scholars, regardless of their field of specialization. Access to articles is free.
http://www.religjournal.com/


Internet Sacred Text Archive
This site consists of "significant primary texts relating to religion and mythology." There are Ancient texts including neolithic, Australian, Pacific, African, Ancient Near East, Greek and Roman, Northern European, Egyptian, Native American, and Modern Pagan. Eastern contains Shinto, Hinduism, I Ching, Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism. Western has a hypertext Bible and other Christian texts, Judaism, Mormonism, Bahai'i, Islam, Zoroastrianism, esoteric, occult, and fringe religions. There are also writings by freethinkers Charles Darwin, Thomas Paine, Mark Twain, Clarence Darrow, and Albert Einstein. [Librarians' Internet Index]
http://www.sacred-texts.com/


Islam and Islamic Studies Resources for Studying Islam and the Diverse Perspectives of Muslims
A collection of annotated sites on "the study of Islam, Qur'an, hadith, the Sunnah, Shi'ism and Heterodox Movements Sufism, Islam in the modern world, militant Islam, jihad, Islamist or extremist Muslims, and terrorism, Islam in Iraq, Muslim women, Islamic art, architecture, music, as well as Islamic history, theology, philosophy, and Arabic and other Islamic languages such as Persian, and religion in general." From a professor of religion at the University of Georgia. [Librarians' Internet Index]
http://www.uga.edu/islam/


Max Weber's Texts on the Sociology of World Religions (selections)
A project by Moriyuki Abukuma to make Weber's texts available online. Sources and credits are provided for all documents.
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/moriyuki/abukuma/weber_texts.html


Online Resources for the Study of Religion (Center for the Study of Religion, Princeton University)
Useful link directory includes general religion sites and sections on Christianity, Judaism, Islam, religions of the Americas, Hinduism, Buddhism, Baha'i, native American religions, and atheism.
http://www.princeton.edu/~csrelig/links/links.html


Religion Online
"Resources designed 'to assist professors, scholars and general seekers who are interested in exploring religious issues.' This site aims 'to develop an extensive library of hundreds of entries, presenting many different points of view, but all written from the perspective of sound scholarship.' Contains nearly 5,500 articles in such topics as the Bible, practical theology, ethics, social issues, history of religion, and education. Includes links to over 200 full-text books. Searchable and browsable." [Librarians' Internet Index]
http://www.religion-online.org/


Religion Statistics (Adherents.com)
Statistics covering membership in "over 4,000 religions, churches, denominations, religious bodies, faith groups, tribes, cultures, movements, ultimate concerns, etc." Indexes of religion by country and by name; statistics on largest communities of religions by countries and states of the U. S.; religious affiliations of U. S. presidents and current members of Congress. Lists of scriptures by religion; FAQ and L-FAQ ("less frequently asked, but interesting, questions"). Links to other religious sites. [Librarians' Internet Index]
http://www.adherents.com/


Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
The Society for the Scientific Study of Religion was founded in 1949 by scholars in religion and social science. Its purpose is to stimulate and communicate significant scientific research on religious institutions and religious experience. Its web site includes a useful directory of web resources.
http://www.sssrweb.org/


Virtual Religion Index
An extensive, selective, annotated directory of Internet resources on religion and related topics. From the Rutgers University Religion Department. [Librarians' Internet Index]
http://virtualreligion.net/vri/


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Statistical Sources

Changing America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being by Race and Hispanic Origin
Chart book prepared in 1998 by by the Council of Economic Advisers for the President's Initiative on Race documents current differences in well-being by race and Hispanic origin and describes how such differences have evolved over the past several decades. The book is designed to educate Americans about the facts surrounding the issue of race in America. The online version's text and full-color charts are presented in Adobe Acrobat (*.pdf) format.
http://www.gpo.gov/eop/ca/
Data on the Net
This site, based at the University of California, San Diego, lists over 850 Internet sites of numeric Social Science statistical data, data catalogs, data libraries, social science gateways, addresses and more.
http://3stages.org/idata/
Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics (AgingStats.gov) and Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics (ChildStats.gov)
Two important government sites that provide easy access to federal and state statistics and reports on older Americans and on children and their families. A wide variety of social indicators are reported here.
http://www.agingstats.gov/
http://childstats.gov/
General Social Survey (GSS) Data and Documentation Sources on the Internet
The General Social Survey (GSS), conducted 20 times since 1972 by NORC, a national organization for research at the University of Chicago, contains a standard ‘core’ of demographic and attitudinal questions, plus topics of special interest. The GSS is the largest project funded by the Sociology Program of the National Science Foundation and, except for U.S. the Census, the most frequently analyzed source of information in the social sciences. This page contains links to GSS data sets, code books, and related information helpful for making use of GSS data.
http://www.gss.norc.org/
Human Development Report (United Nations Development Programme)
Produced since 1990, the Human Development Report uses specially designed composite indices to describe human development in the countries of the world. The complete text of the 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005 reports (along with summary information for earlier reports) is available here.
http://hdr.undp.org/
National Center for Health Statistics (Centers For Disease Control and Prevention )
A great source for "behavioral risk factors" information and other statistics.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/
Office of Population Research at Princeton University
Provides links to Princeton's statistical and demographic data stores.
http://opr.princeton.edu/archive/
Statistical Abstract of the United States
The most popular statistical source in the country, this annual publication contains statistics on a wide variety of subjects. The site includes the complete text for every volume from 1995 to the present in Portable Document Format (*.pdf).
http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/
Statistical Sources on the Web: Sociology
From the University of Michigan's Documents Center, includes data on: Aging, Child Abuse, Children, Comprehensive Sources, Crime, Domestic Violence, Entitlements/Grants, Ethnicity, Homeless, Immigration, Language, Non-Profit Organizations, Poverty, Race, Refugees, and Social Security.
http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/frames/stsocfr.html
World Development Report (The World Bank)
The World Bank's annual World Development Report provides a detailed survey and analysis of the economic, social and environmental state of the world. Each Report focuses on a specific aspect of development in the text, and all reports include extensive bibliographical and statistical appendices. An excellent source of comparative country data. The following reports are currently available in full text from the site:
http://www.worldbank.org/wdr/

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Electronic Discussion Groups and Mailing Lists

Electronic discussion groups are good places to engage others in a chosen field on topics of common interest. They serve as online "conferences" and provide an active forum for learning. Subscribing to an appropriate list during a course or as a sociology major will help to keep you current with research and debate in the field.

Sociological Mailing Lists (from SocioSite)
SocioSite's directory of mailing lists in sociology contains over 160 entries and covers a wide variety of topics in the field.
http://www.sociosite.net/mailinglists.php
TILE.NET
TILE.NET is a subject-divided listing of hundreds of listservs, mainly academic and professional. Choose a subject and you will be provided with information on joining the discussion list.
http://tile.net/lists/

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Criminal Justice Resources

Bureau of Justice Statistics
The U.S. Department of Justice a wide variety of current, well-organized statistical data and reports on most aspects of criminal justice in a site that is easy to browse and search.
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/
Criminal Justice Links
Large directory of criminal justice internet resources hosted by the Florida State University School of Criminology & Criminal Justice and maintained by Dr. Cecil Greek. The sites are listed under 17 major categories.
http://www.criminology.fsu.edu/cjlinks/
Crime in the United States
Published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Crime in the United States presents 81 data tables containing information on the following topics: Offenses known to police, Persons arrested, and Police employees
http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/cius2006/
Justice Information Center [National Criminal Justice Reference Service - NCJRS]
This site is sponsored by seven Federal government agencies involved in the dissemination of information about crime and justice. Its topical coverage includes corrections, the courts, crime prevention, criminal justice statistics, drugs and crime, international developments, juvenile justice, law enforcement, research and evaluation, and victims. It also hosts an Abstracts Database containing summaries of more than 150,000 criminal justice publications, including Federal, State, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, and unpublished research. A searchable Virtual Library of full-text documents is also available.
http://www.ncjrs.gov/
National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD)
The National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) is a special topic archive of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan. NACJD acquires, archives, processes, and provides access to electronic criminal justice data collections for research and instruction. The NACJD Web site provides downloadable access to hundreds of criminal justice data collections free of charge.
http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/NACJD/index.html
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
The annual Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics brings together data from more than 100 sources about all aspects of criminal justice in the United States. These data are displayed in over 600 tables. The electronic version of Sourcebook's tables and sections are presented in Adobe Acrobat (*.pdf) format; the tables also are available as spreadsheets. A search engine is available for the Sourcebook's Index and Table/Figures list. The Library keeps the print version of the Sourcebook back to 1990 in its reference collection (Call Number: REF HV7245.N37b).
http://www.albany.edu/sourcebook/
Uniform Crime Reports (Federal Bureau of Investigation)
Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) is a city, county, and state law enforcement program which provides a nationwide view of crime based on the submission of statistics by law enforcement agencies throughout the country. through the UCR Program, the FBI has collected and compiled data to use in law enforcement administration, operation, and management, as well as to indicate fluctuations in the level of crime in America.
http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm
United States Sentencing Commission (USSC)
The United States Sentencing Commission is an independent agency in the judicial branch of government. Its principal purposes are: (1) to establish sentencing policies and practices for the federal courts, including guidelines prescribing the appropriate form and severity of punishment for offenders convicted of federal crimes; (2) to advise and assist Congress and the executive branch in the development of effective and efficient crime policy; and (3) to collect, analyze, research, and distribute a broad array of information on federal crime and sentencing issues, serving as an information resource for Congress, the executive branch, the courts, criminal justice practitioners, the academic community, and the public. Its web site contains a rich vairety of full-text documents (guidelines, manuals, reports, hearing transcripts, bibliographies) and statistical data, plus links to related sites.
http://www.ussc.gov/

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Other Social Science Resources Online

National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University
The Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia provides a variety of information resources designed to inform Americans of the economic and social costs of substance abuse and its impact on their lives, and to assess what works in prevention, treatment, and law enforcement. Its publications page includes links to over three dozen full-text research reports, and the site also includes useful bibliographies and links to other resources.
http://www.casacolumbia.org/

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Maintained by A. Joachim - Library Liaison to the Sociology Department
Selected by R. Kearney
Updated