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Famous Sociologists


E. Franklin Frazier presented controversial research about the effect of racial tension on black culture.


Famous sociologists


Famous sociology majors

Starting Your Search

Not Exactly Sure Where To Start?

Items in the Reference collection (online & print)  -- particularly subject encyclopedias -- are great starting points for your research. Encyclopedia articles offer concise overviews of a topic, summaries of key research in a particular discipline, and often include a bibliography which can serve as a starting list of sources for your project.

You can:

  • Define your topic
  • Find background information
  • Identify keywords and terms to assist you in searching for articles and other resources

Professional association websites

  • American Sociological Association
    A non-profit membership association dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good.
  • American Sociological Association: Research on Sociology
    ASA Department of Research on the Discipline and Profession. Contains Current Projects, Briefs and Articles, Trends in Sociology, Sociology Job Market, Project Funding, and Survey Templates
  • International Sociological Association
    ISA is a non-profit association for scientific purposes in the field of sociology and social sciences founded in 1949 under the auspices of UNESCO. The goal of the ISA, is to represent sociologists everywhere, regardless of their school of thought, scientific approaches or ideological opinion, and to advance sociological knowledge throughout the world. Its members come from 109 countries.