Sociology Guide

This page lists only subject-specific resources for Sociology. General information about searching for resources is available on the Guides page and in the options at the right (or at the bottom) of this page.

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Journal Articles Databases

Sociology Collection (Licensed for UH Hilo users only)
Access to Sociological Abstracts in combination with other databases covering the international literature in sociology and social services, along with related fields. Provides abstracts, indexing and full-text coverage of journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, and more, including full-text from hundreds of leading sociology journals.

Other journal article databases are available.


The National Academies Press (NAP) was created by the National Academy of Sciences to publish the reports of the National Academy of Sciences, and National Research Council, all operating under a charter granted by the Congress of the United States. The NAP publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and medicine, providing authoritative information on important matters in science and health policy.

Free: Browse or download many full text books on the following subtopics.


Social Issues and Problems

Social Problems Forum: SSSP Newsletter provided essays, commentaries, letters to the editor, book review proposals, and photo essays. Archived .pdf downloads from 2000-2013.


Civil rights for ethnic or religious minorities, women, gays, the physically or mentally disabled

Drugs & Crime

Food Insecurity

Human Trafficking



US Government Agencies