This research guide provides some information on how to use the American Community Survey and American FactFinder for United States Census data. You will largely be looking for data that provides a picture of the entire United States in your Sociology class.
Several of our databases contain articles about issues in sociology. We recommend the databases below for study and research on this subject.
Once you've found your census data, you might want to learn more about the issues. Browse our library's collection of books. Our library is organized by the Library of Congress Classification system, so materials are organized by subjects. Call numbers denote the subject of the material and books in Sociology will be under H which is the classification for the social sciences.
HB Economic theory. Demography.
HC Economic history and conditions.
HD Industries. Land use. Labor
HM Sociology (General)
HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform.
HQ The family. Marriage. Women.
HT Communities. Classes. Races.
HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology.