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Internet Portals & Metalists in Sociology


Audio Visual Resources:

An archive of advertisements from different companies to see how products were targeting consumers and what values were prominent at that time.

Free podcasts from the sociology department available from itunes.

Here you have the chance to listen to authors discuss their recent publications within the field of sociology.

To hear about the experiences of those in the field, as well as more abstract discussions on sociological topics, this collection of podcasts can help entertain you and enrich your learning.

An interesting collection of videos and photographs that are expanded on to discuss sociological topics.

For an introduction to the field, or to be used as review, this educational video goes over the foundations of sociology and examples of theories.



To view posts from a variety of sociologists on current events.

Blog posts created by professors highlight social issues and behaviors to consider.

Updated with posts by sociologists throughout the U.S., entries cover changes and new findings in public sociology.

Covering topics such as crime, gender, race, inequality, culture, and health, the site offers a multidisciplinary approach in its writing.


General Sociology:

This is an impressive non-profit user supported commercial free site compiled and maintained by Mike Madin. The table of contents include: Portals & General Resources Reference Desk, Digital Library, Criminal Justice, Data Archives & Centers, Emile Durkheim (limited), Internet Studies, and New Religious movement.

Created by a sociology faculty member from Trinity College, the site consists of an array of links for resources on sociological topics, data, and research methods and writing advice.

This site is categorized as follows: Criminology, Rural Sociology, Sociology of Religion, Academic Departments, Academic Papers, Associations, Cyberculture, Ethnomethodology, Journals, Methodology, Sociologists, Sociology of Soccer.

For news on upcoming and recently published books in sociology.

The Social Psychology Network offers resources on sociological topics, teaching materials, and career opportunities.

The site can be searched or browsed by the following categories: Net Indexes & Guides, Commercial Sites, Giants of Sociology, Journals & 'Zines, Learning Sociology, Sociological Theory, Sociological Associations, Sociology in Action, Surveys and Statistics, Topical Research, University Departments, and Writings.


Open Education Resources:

This website offers different sociology courses with lectures, assignments, and discussion forums on the materials discussed.

This is an open educational resource that covers a wide range of sociological topics in chapter formats than can be downloaded as PDFs to supplement curriculum materials.


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