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Introductory Sociology

This is a guide to selected library resources dealing with various introductory topics in Sociology. The guide is organized by the material type: books, electronic books, reference books and electronic reference materials. For research in the scholarly sociological literature (journal articles)  refer to the "Social Sciences Databases" page on the library Website.

Stacks books (print)
  • American Mobilities: Geographies Of Class, Race, and Gender in Us Culture
  • Leyda, Julia,
  • HB1965 .L49 2016x
  • summary | details
  • And the Crooked Places Made Straight: The Struggle for Social Change in the 1960s
  • Chalmers, David Mark.
  • E841 .C46 2013
  • summary | details
  • Media Technologies: Essays on Communication, Materiality, and Society
  • P96.T42 M43 2014
  • summary | details
  • New Class Society: Goodbye American Dream?
  • Perrucci, Robert.
  • HN90.S6 P47 2014
  • summary | details
  • Research in the Sociology Of Work.
  • HD6951 .R47 v.24
  • summary | details
  • Sexual Injustice: Supreme Court Decisions from Griswold to Roe
  • Stein, Marc.
  • KF4550 .S74 2010
  • summary | details
  • Working in the Field: Anthropological Experiences Across the World
  • Stewart, Pamela J.
  • GN34.3.F53 S74 2014
  • summary | details
Electronic books

Cultural Sociology of Mental Illness: and A-Z Guide
Ed. Andrew Scull
Sage, 2014 (GVRL)

The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements
Ed. David Snow
John Wiley & Sons, 2014

Theoretical Principles of Sociology volume 1: Macrodynamics
Jonathan Turner
Springer, 2010

Human Geography:  People, Place, and Culture
By Fouberg, E.H.
CARLI eBooks from EBL

Key Texts in Human Geography
By Hubbard, P.
CARLI eBooks from EBL

The Dictionary of Human Geography
By Gregory, D.
CARLI eBooks from EBL

Spaces of Geographical Thought:  Deconstructing Human Geography’s

By Cloke, P.J.
CARLI eBooks from EBL

Politics of Globalization
By Dasgupta, S.
CARLI eBooks from EBL

Learning in the Global Era:  International Perspectives on Globalization and

By Suárez-Orozco, M.
CARLI eBooks from EBL
Subject Specialist
Picture: Bill Schultz

Bill Schultz
Cataloging Librarian and Interim Head of University Archives and Special Collections
Office: 217 581-8457

Reference Desk: 217-581-6072
Email the Reference Desk

Online Reference and Citation Resources
Electronic encyclopedias, dictionaries, and specialized reference resources

Encyclopedia of Human Geography
By Warf, B.
Sage, 2006

Ethnic Groups Worldwide: a Ready Reference Handbook
By David Levinson
Oryx Press, 1998

ASA Style Guide (Print)
ASA Style online guide (from Purdue OWL)

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas
Maryanne Cline Horowitz, Editor in Chief
Charles Scribner's Sons, 2005 (GVRL)
Print Reference books
Reference books
(All print reference books are located on the 3rd floor north of the atrium)

Encyclopedia of Power
Dowding, K., ed.
HN49 .P6 E53 2011

Encyclopedia of the World’s Minorities
GN495.4 .E63

Encyclopedia of Race and Ethnic Studies
By Cashmore, E.
GN495.6 .C37 2004

Encyclopedia of Food and Culture
GT2850 .E53 2003

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life
GT31 .G74 2004

Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion
GT507 .E54 2010

Material Culture in America:  Understanding Everyday Life
GN560 .U6 M37 2008

Countries and Their Cultures
GN307 .C68

Encyclopedia of Cultural Anthropology
GN307 .E52 1996

Ethnic Groups Worldwide: a Ready Reference Handbook
GN325 .L46 1998

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life
By Gall, T.
GN333 .W67 2009