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Sociology & Justice Studies Research at Dulaney-Browne Library

Sociology and Justice Studies are article-driven disciplines, so go to the "Articles" tab for information on the best databases for finding articles on your topic.

For courses offered in the Fall 2014 semester, these links will take you to additional resources on your subject, including print books, ebooks, and web sites:

Constructing Social Identities [See also Race and identity; Social identity ebooks]

Deviance and Social Control [See also Social control; Encyclopedia of Social Deviance (2014)]

Explaining Social Phenomena [See also Qualitative Research links]

Intro to Criminal Justice System [See also NCJRS; Key Issues in Crime and Punishment]

Intro to Sociology [See also introsocsite (ASA)]

Literacy & Critical Inquiry [See also restorative justice; victims; autobiography]

Nonprofit Organizations [all courses] [See also Foundation Center; Nonprofit ebooks]

Probation and Parole [See also APPA.org links; OCU Law Library]

Resource Mobilization and Development [See also Natl. Council of Nonprofits]

Serial Homicide Investigation [See also Investigation ebooks ; Infamous Serial Killers]

Sociology of Leadership [See also Leadership ebooks]

Twenty-First Century Problems [See also Equality; Discrimination]

If your topic concerns any legal issue, remember to try searching in the OCU Law Library catalog--all OCU students may check-out books from the Law Library.

If you are writing a sociology term paper or other big project, you may need to use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) for items that Dulaney-Browne Library doesn't own. Try WorldCat for the easiest way to borrow books that you need from other libraries. For articles, our EBSCOhost databases have an ILL link on every article that is not full-text, so that ordering them is simple. (Please allow a few days for the book or article to be delivered; you will be contacted by email.)

Please remember always to cite the source where you obtained your information, according to the rules in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (online guide from Purdue University). See also our library's guide to plagiarism (APA) as well as the APA's own tutorial for more information. If your professor prefers the more specialized ASA style for citations, see this Purdue guide for additional pointers, and this outline from the American Sociological Association.

If you ever have any trouble finding what you need, please don't hesitate to contact me or askalibrarian. We're here to help you!

Sociology & Justice Studies Research at Dulaney-Browne Library

Journal Articles

Use this box to search multiple EBSCOhost databases for sociology and justice studies articles, or click on links below to search individual databases or journals.
SocINDEX Complete, Academic Search Complete, PsycInfo, and JSTOR are some of the best databases for finding articles on sociology & justice studies. OCU Law Library's HeinOnline provides access to thousands of journals on legal issues. PQDT has online full-text of thousands of dissertations and theses on many sociology and justice studies topics. See also the Directory of Open Access Journals for more online articles. An excellent selection of online full-text and print journals covering sociology & justice studies can be found at Dulaney-Browne Library Electronic Journals in Social Sciences, especially the "Criminal Justice" and "Sociology" links. Please note that the Dulaney-Browne Library may have some years of its sociology & justice studies journals in the databases, in print on the shelves, and/or in microfiche. Some major sociology & justice studies journals include:

American Journal of Sociology

American Sociological Review

Contemporary Justice Review

Corrections Today

Deviant Behavior

Ethnic and Racial Studies

Federal Probation

Human Rights Quarterly


Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology

Nonprofit Management & Leadership

Qualitative Sociology

Sociological Methodology

Sociological Theory

Violence and Victims

Sociology & Justice Studies Research at Dulaney-Browne Library

Books and Reference Works

To find print books and ebooks held by our library, go to OCU’s online catalog and select “Subject” from the drop-down menu, then type a subject of your choice into the search-box. Here are some examples of subject headings:

Deviant behavior

Group identity [Social identity]

Judicial error [OCU Law Library]

Juvenile delinquency

Nonprofit organizations

Parole--United States

Probation [OCU Law Library]

Protest movements

Serial murder

Social control

Many sociology & justice studies books in Dulaney-Browne Library are found in the call numbers 302-307 (sociology), 361-365 (social problems), and 364-365 (criminal justice) in the reference area on the first floor and on the third floor. There are also thousands of online full-text titles on criminal justice and sociology available through ebrary. If you are researching criminal law or other legal issues, also remember to try searching in the OCU Law Library catalog.

Reference Works

These sources are a good place to begin your research or to find general information on a topic. Available on the first floor of Dulaney-Browne Library (library use only), with some titles accessible through ebrary. Some examples include:

American Dictionary of Criminal Justice (2005)

Dictionary of Nonprofit Terms and Concepts (2006). (ebrary)

Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice (2002)

Encyclopedia of Criminological Theory (2010)

Encyclopedia of Police Science (2007)

Encyclopedia of Social Deviance (2014)

Encyclopedia of Social Work (2008)

Historical Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2001). (ebrary)

I Am Innocent! Encyclopedic History (2008)

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences (2008)

Key Issues in Crime and Punishment (2011)

Key Quotations in Sociology (1996). (ebrary)

Oxford Handbook of Criminology (2002). (EBSCO)

Sage Dictionary of Criminology (2001). (ebrary)

Sage Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods (2004)

Sage Handbook of Sociology (2005)

Sociology (2003).

Sociology & Justice Studies Research at Dulaney-Browne Library

Qualitative and Quantitative Research

The following web sites provide examples, methods, and datasets for qualitative and quantitative research. (Note: Some content may be restricted or inaccessible.)

Data.gov [federal research datasets]

Data.ok.gov [Oklahoma state government datasets]

General Social Survey [Covers U.S. trends and attitudes 1972-2012]

Health and Retirement Study [Longitudinal study of aging in U.S., 1992-present]

ICPSR [Some data open to non-members]

Institute for Social Research [University of Michigan]

Monitoring the Future [Survey of American youth 1975-present]

Murray Research Archive [Harvard University]

National Bureau of Economic Research [Economic and demographic data]

Qualitative Report [Includes links to many groups and projects]
Statistical Abstract of the United States [Includes data access tools]

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