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Sociology: Getting Started

A guide to doing sociology research at Bonnie Bell Wardman Library

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Department of Sociology

For information about the courses, please visit the Department of Sociology website.

Off-campus Access

You can access all of the Library's electronic resources from off-campus through the Library's website and online catalog. Any link to a database or journal on these websites will redirect patrons to log in using your My Whittier username and password.


Whittier College's Sociology Department states that "Sociology is the study of social relations, associations, and institutions in human societies. It seeks to develop a reliable understanding of the nature of the social organization."

Use the tabs to navigate this guide, and be sure to scroll down to see the content on each page.  

Click on the tab "Find Articles", "Find Books", "Find Video/Films", "Reference Resources", and "Related Links" to identify key, specialized Sociology resources which provide excellent starting points for Sociology research.  Please also email me if you have additional research questions, would like to set up a research consultation, or have other suggested resources to include in this guide.

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