Sara Seely, Librarian

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About this Guide

Links to information resources for Sociology.

Find Sources

Find more!  The Library search box is your starting point to find books, ebooks, DVDs, articles, and other materials.

NEW! Portland Data mapping

Published by the Coalition for a Livable Future, the Regional Equity Atlas is an interactive mapping tool that will visualize census data for the Portland regional area based on your interest. The data covers population, health and access and opportunity, such as education, food, housing and transportation. Try it out!

screen shot of race demographics in Portland

Alternatives to Wikipedia

Watch this video to learn how encyclopedias are a great place to start your research:

Whatapedia (PCC Library video)


Browse Sociology topics

Select a link to find books, eBooks, videos and more:

Sociology Films - streaming online!

Browse a rich set of films in the PCC Library's Sociology video collection in the Films on Demand database. Enjoy!

Sociology films

Article Databases for Sociology

Alternative News Sources

Selected Sociology Journals

Browse or search within one of these peer-reviewed Sociology journals online:

American Journal of Sociology

American Sociological Review

Journal of Marriage and Family

Review of Religious Research

Social Forces

Social Problems

Social Psychology Quarterly


Peer-Review explained

Ever wonder what this means? "Peer-review in 5-minutes" explains the process and the role it plays in establishing and communicating new knowledge.

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Polarized Topics

Websites for Sociology topics

American Factfinder
Find demographic information about people, households, businesses and industries in the U.S.

2012 Statistical Abstract of the United States
Find statistics collected across U.S. government agencies.

Places to browse suggested Sociology websites

Best of the Web - Sociology

Intute - Sociology - instructor-selected websites on sociology topics


Get Help in Person or by Phone

Getting help with the library catalog

You can ask our librarians a question during open hours at any PCC Library.



Need the phone number for your campus? Contact us! If you'd rather come by in person, check the PCC Library locations and hours.

Chat or Text a Librarian for Help

You can chat with a PCC librarian any time you see the PCC Ask A Librarian chat widget on any of the library's pages (like the PCC Library home page) or in a subject guide like this one. You can also get to us through AIM, Yahoo!, or Google Talk.

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Google Talk: pcclib@gmail

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971-259-TEXT (8398)

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Email Us


Need to ask a question by email? That's easy too. Use Ask a Librarian, or find your favorite librarian's email address on Library Staff.

Helping Yourself!

Group of studentsPCC Library has lots of resources that you can use on your own. You may already know that about the quiet study spaces as well as study rooms you can reserve.

StarCiting sources is another way you can help yourself! PCC Library has all the information you need on Cite Sources. The library also has video tutorials on everything from how to develop a topic for your paper to figuring out how to incorporate those citations. You'll find those videos, as well as information about using e-resources, at Tutorials and Handouts.

Help from Tutors

Tutors are available to you both in person and online, and the service is free! Cascade, Sylvania, Rock Creek and Southeast Center each have a tutoring center with excellent in-person tutors in most subjects. If you're working on a paper, the writing tutors are popular (so don't wait until the last minute)! You can get more information about each campuses hours and locations at the links below:

Cascade Campus Learning Center

Rock Creek Student Learning Center

Tutoring at Southeast Center

Tutoring at Sylvania

Or get started working with PCC's online tutors:

eTutoring at PCC

Taking a course on Aging?

If yes, you're best starting place is the GERONTOLOGY Research Guide.

Find a Peer Reviewed Article

This video tutorial provides step-by-step instructions for finding and reading a peer-reviewed article from a professional journal about aging.  

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