Sociology information resources: Background information

Contact info

For Library research help, please contact Moninder Lalli, Liaison Librarian for Sociology / Anthropology by email or Ask a librarian.

This guide provides selected reference sources for Sociology.  See also, anthropological reference sources.

Selected dictionaries and encyclopedias

Selected handbooks and encyclopedias

Aging, aged

Class, culture, ethnicity, race, racism



Feminism, women

for more, try "GSWS Library Information - Background information"

Gender, sexuality

Globalization, capitalism, imperialism, neoliberalism


Human rights, human trafficking


Marriage and family

Memory, memorialization

Migration and development

Research methods

For more, see guide: Research methods for Anthropology and Sociology 

Social movements

Sports, fitness

Other topics

Selected biographical