Digital Librarian: a librarian's choice of the best of the Web
Digital Librarian is maintained by
Margaret Vail Anderson, a librarian in Cortland, New York
- Administration for Children and Families - U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
- Affirmative Action and Diversity - Primary sources, legal documents and newspaper and journal articles. Created by Carl Gutiérrez-Jones, Department of English, University of California Santa Barbara.
- Alcohol Studies Database - Contains over 70,000 citations for journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, conference papers, and audio-visual materials. (Rutgers University Center of Alcohol Studies.)
- American Sociological Association
- ASA Awards - Includes the Distinguished Book Award
- America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being - Forum on Child and Family Statistics
- Bioethics.net - University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics provides articles, news and a virtual library with information on such controversial topics as cloning, gene therapy abd assisted suicide.
- British Academy - "National academy for the humanities and the social sciences. It is an independent, self-governing fellowship of c 750 scholars, elected for distinction and achievement in one or more branches of the academic disciplines that make up the humanities and social sciences." Offers a Directory of UK Subject Associations and Learned Societies in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
- BUBL LINK: Catalogue of selected Internet resources - Has sections for Social Sciences and Sociology.
- Calenda - Calendar of social sciences events in France.
- Canadian Social Research Links - Gilles Séguin
- Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science (CSISS)
- Les Classiques des Sciences Sociales - 3,021 original works by 971 different authors (in French). Collection includes works by such authors as Comte, Darwin, Descartes, De Tocqueville, Durkheim, Engels, Hobbes, Marx, Lenin (Lenine), Levi-Strauss, Locke, Malinowski, Mill, Rousseau, Trotsky and Weber. Developed by Jean-Marie Tremblay, a professor of sociology in collaboration with the University of Québec (Chicoutimi).
- Data Documentation Initiative - "International effort to establish a standard for technical documentation describing social science data."
- Data and Information Services Center (DISC) - Central repository of data collections used by the social science research community at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
- Country Statistical Yearbooks
- Online Data Archive
- Internet Crossroads in Social Science Data - Contains over 825 annotated links to data-related resources.
- Death Penalty Information Center - Washington, DC, "non-profit organization serving the media and the public with analysis and information on issues concerning capital punishment. The Center was founded in 1990 and prepares in-depth reports, issues press releases, conducts briefings for journalists, and serves as a resource to those working on this issue. The Center is widely quoted and consulted by all those concerned with the death penalty."
- Digital Library of the Commons- "Provides free access to an archive of international literature on the commons, common-pool resources and common property. Features for authors and readers include advanced searching; browsing by region, sector, and author name; an author submission portal for uploading a variety of document formats; and a service that uses email to alert subscribers to new documents in their area of interest." Has a Bibliography on the Tragedy of the Commons with 700 citations compiled by Charlotte Hess in July 2007.
- L'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) - In French only.
- Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative (ECAI) - University of California, Berkeley.
- Electronic Journal of Sociology - With a searchable archive dating back to 1994. Published by Athabasca University, Alberta, Canada. (ISSN 1198 3655)
- Europa Public Opinion Analysis - Public Opinion Analysis sector of the European Commission, the site offers "surveys and studies address major topics concerning European citizenship: enlargement, social situation, health, culture, information technology, environment, the Euro, defence, etc."
- European Journal of American Studies - Publlished by the European Association for American Studies. Recently published: Reading American Fat in France : Obesity and Food Culture by Laura Knowlton – Le Roux. "One of the least flattering images that America is now associated with in France and in other European countries is a ballooning stomach. Pictures of overweight American children and adults are regularly used in French TV news, shows and in the print media."
- FQS - Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung - Forum Qualitative Social Research - "Peer-reviewed multilingual online journal for qualitative research, established in 1999."
- Geospatial and Statistical Data Center - University of Virginia
- History of American Socialisms - Full-text of the 1870 book by John Humphrey Noyes, founder of the Oneida Community in upstate New York (Making of America Project) For more on Noyes see the Oneida Community Collection at the Department of Special Collections, Syracuse University Library.
- Institute for Policy Research - Northwestern University
- Institute for Social Research - University of Michigan
- Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) - "Primary mission of the ICPSR Web site is to provide to the social science research community efficient search capabilities, quick and easy access to data, information about ICPSR and its programs, and appropriate support and documentation."
- Series Data
- Online Data Analysis
- ICPSR Archives
- Publications-Related Archive
- Other Data Sites
- National Archive of Criminal Justice Data - Free if you fill out a small survey and provide your e-mail address.
- General Social Survey Data and Information Retrieval System - An almost annual "omnibus," personal interview survey of U.S. households conducted by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC).
- Jean Piaget Archives - University of Geneva
- National Criminal Justice Reference Center - "One of the most extensive sources of information on criminal and juvenile justice in the world, providing services to an international community of policymakers and professionals."
- National Archive of Criminal Justice Data - Available from the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), located within the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. Although the rest of the ICPSR site is open to members only, NACJD is free, but requires the user to supply an e-mail address and to respond to a short survey.
- National Opinion Research Center - National organization for research at the University of Chicago is organized into five departments: Economics & Population; Education and Child Development; Health Studies; Statistics and Methodology; and Substance Abuse, Mental Health, and Criminal Justice.
Recent reports include (in pdf format) 1998 National Gun Policy Survey, American Sexual Behavior: Trends, Socio-Demographic Differences, and Risk Behavior, The Emerging 21st Century American Family and Gambling Impact and Behavior Study.
- Opinion Polls - PollingReport.com is a service of the Polling Report, an independent, nonpartisan resource on American public opinion, published in Washington, D.C. Has a Table of Contents. Other public opinion resources include Eagleton Poll Archive from the Center for Public Interest (searchable), Gallup Organization, National Opinion Research Center, Marist Poll, Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, Public Agenda Online and Survey Research Resources a collection of links to opinion polls.
- Portail du Réseau des MSH [Maisons des Sciences de l'Homme] - Click on liste des revues to find citations from research journals such as Sociologie du travail. See also the list of servers. (In French, but there is an English version.)
- PRISM: Political & Rights Issues & Social Movements - "Collaborative digitization project of the libraries and special collections departments of Florida Atlantic University (FAU), and the University of Central Florida (UCF), is composed of materials focusing on a wide range of political and rights issues and social movements including topics such as socialism and communism, class struggle, Marxist economics, religion, world pacifism, anti-racism, anti-Semitism, civil rights, women's rights, workers’ rights, world labor movements, world economics, capitalism, the demise of colonialism, Cuban politics, the "ban-the-bomb" movement, war efforts, the Vietnam War, and the United Nations. Spanning from the mid 19th century to the late 20th century, the pamphlets and monographs provide insight into the prevailing leftist and liberal views of the times from countries all around the world; from the United States to Korea and India to Canada." Texts in the collection include:
- Walled in this tomb: Questions Left Unanswered by the Lowell Committee In the Sacco-Vanzetti Case - Harvard University, 1936.
- Folk arts and crafts of the USSR by Anatolii Vasil’evich Bakushinskii, Moscow, Foreign Language Publishing House, 1939.
- Railroad workers forward! by William Z. Foster, New York: Workers Library Publishers, 1937.
- British imperialism in India; speech delivered in the House of Commons, July 9, 1925 by Shapurji Saklatvala, Chicago, The Daily worker publishing company, 1925. [The bibliographic record gives the publication date as 1952 but this is undoubtedly an error]
“We are debating here as if the Bengal ordinances were never promulgated, as if the shooting of Bombay operatives during the cotton strike had never taken place, as if a great strike of thousands of railway workers is not even now going on in the Punjab, with men starving and the Government, the controller of those railways, taking up a hard-faced attitude…”
- Public Agenda Online: Public Opinion and Public Policy - "Nonpartisan, nonprofit public opinion research and citizen education organization based in New York City. It was founded in 1975 by social scientist and author Daniel Yankelovich and former Secretary of State Cyrus Vance." Excellent resource for such issues as Abortion, Right to die, Illegal Drugs, Gay Rights and America's Global Role.A similar resource is Speakout.com.
- RaceSci History of Race in Science - Sponsored by the History Department, University of Toronto and described as a "resource for scholars and students interested in the history of "race" in science, medicine, and technology."
- RAND Center for the Study of Aging - "Aging conducts objective, independent, behavioral research on the elderly population." Offers a number of full-text Publications and links to Sites Related to Aging Research.
- Religious Movements Homepage - Jeffrey K. Hadden, Department of Sociology, University of Virginia.
- Research Resources for the Social Sciences - Craig McKie, of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, offers this comprehensive, annotated collection of Internet resources in partnership with McGraw Hill Ryerson. Covers the fields of Sociology and Anthropology, News and Journalism, Psychology, Law and Law Enforcement, Demography, Political Science, Economics, Geography, Women's Studies and Security Services.
- Sentencing Project - Criminal justice and sentencing issues.
- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
- SSHRC Awards
- Social Science Data Collection - University of California, San Diego site allows you to search or browse their SSDC Data on the Net, a collection of 809 Internet sites of numeric Social Science statistical data, data catalogs, data libraries, social science gateways, addresses..." They also have a helpful Annotated Guide to data available at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), a membership-based organization ($) located at the University of Michigan. Most of the ICPSR data is available to members-only but the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data is free if you fill out a small survey and provide your e-mail address.
- Social Science Information Gateway (SOSIG) - Annotated database of social science resources as well as documentation and training information. Here is an example of one of the records in the database, a description of the Cabinet Secretaries Notebooks from World War Two in the National Archives.
- Social Science Research Network (SSRN) - "devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences." See, for example, publications by Kenneth Anderson
- Social Sciences WWW Virtual Library - Edited by Gene R. Thursby, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences network at the University of Florida.
- SocioLog: Julian Dierkes' Comprehensive Guide to Sociology On-Line
- Sociological Research Online - University of Manchester
- Sociological Tour Through Cyberspace - Michael C. Kearl, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
- SocioSite - Sociological Institute of the University of Amsterdam. Provides a number of valuable resources among which is the Sociologists - Dead and Very Much Alive.
- SocioWeb - Mark Blair
- Speakout.com - Politics, activism, political issues, government and elections. Has a useful Issues page. A similar resource is Public Agenda Online.
- Thinking Allowed - BBC radio show on social science research is hosted by Laurie Taylor, a former professor of Sociology at the University of York. Recent show topics include:
- Sex Trafficking / History of Hunger - 12 December 2007. Features Laura María Agustin, author of Sex at the Margins: Migration, Labour Markets and the Rescue Industry and James Vernon, author of Hunger, a modern history.
- Dirty work - 21 February 2007. Features an interview with Blake Ashforth co-author of Normalizing Dirty Work: Managerial Tactics for Countering Occupational Taint.
- UK Data Archive - "Largest collection of accessible computer-readable data in the social sciences and humanities in the United Kingdom."
- Uniform Crime Reports: County Data - University of Virginia Library
- Uniform Crime Reports - FBI site provides statistics in PDF format.
- United Nations Scholars' Workstation - Joint project of Yale University Library and the Social Science Statistical Laboratory, it consists of collection of texts, finding aids, data sets, maps, and pointers to print and electronic information. Subject coverage includes disarmament, economic and social development, environment, human rights, international relations,international trade, peacekeeping, and population and demography.
- Working in Paterson: Occupational Heritage in an Urban Setting - 470 interview excerpts and 3882 photographs from the Working in Paterson Folklife Project of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.The four-month study of occupational culture in Paterson, New Jersey, was conducted in 1994."
- World of Prevention - Texas Youth Commission directory of programs, research, references and resources dedicated to the prevention of child and adolescent problems and the promotion of youth development in families, schools and communities.
- WWW Virtual Library: Sociology - Carl Cuneo, McMaster University. With a section on Sociological Theory and their Theorists.
- Yahoo! - Social Science
- Yale Library Selected Internet Resources - General Behavioral & Social Science
Last updated 2 January 2009
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