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Sociology: E-Books & Online Reference

Subjects: Sociology

eBooks Collections

All e-books can be accessed via SOLO or directly through publisher collections.
Help on finding and using ebooks is available in the Finding and connecting to e-resources (e-books, e-journals & databases) libgude.

Publications on political sociology and social issues and reference works on Children and Families, Communities and Organizations, Health & Mental Health,  Religion, Research and Evaluation, Social Policy, Social Work, and Sociology.


Oxford Handbooks contain essays with extensive referencing to further reading, the handbooks offer both thorough introductions to topics in the discipline, and a useful reference resource for scholars and advanced students.


In addition to the subsriptions over 250,000 articles on ScienceDirect currently are open access, i.e.peer-reviewed and made free for everyone to read and download. Permitted reuse is defined by the authors’ choice of user license.

eBook Collection

ProQuest Ebook Central

Delivers ebooks from scholarly sources, including universities' and other top publishers.
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T&F eBooks Library:

Sociology & social policy​

Reference Works

The Blackwell Companion to Sociology is a collection of essays, covering both the traditions and strengths of the field as well as newer developments and directions.
A Dictionary of Sociology Oxford dictionary of Sociology covers terminology, concepts, and thinkers in the field of sociology, as well as from the related fields of psychology, economics, anthropology, philosophy, and political science.
International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences aims to describe the state of the art in all the fields encompassed within the social and behavioral sciences.
The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion provides an entry point into the sociological study and understanding of religion, and an in-depth survey into its changing forms and content in the contemporary world discussingtThe role and impact of religion and spirituality on the politics, culture, education, and health of the modern world.

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