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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.  

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Library Workshops & Instruction

Wardman Library invites you to join us for an exciting series of workshops and instruction. Please go to: for more information about events and updates.

The New York Times is available online

We have direct access to The New York Times. Please create your account with the Whittier ID here. This is a link to a short video explaining how to sign up for access.