- American Society of Criminology listservs, links, databases, etc.
- Justice Department Crime Statistics with data and on-line services available.
- National Archive of Criminal Justice Data a great site for data.
- Federal Bureau of Prisons includes a weekly population report, inmate information, and (this is the web) more.
- The Urban Legends Archives a nice source of urban folklore (remember the story of the lady who tried to dry her wet poodle in the microwave? never happened!)
- U.S. Census Population Division big data for research big and small.
- Population Studies Center one of the biggies, out of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
- CIESIN's U.S. Demography lots of cool stuff, e.g., "Public Use Micro Data Samples," "County City Data Book," "Statistical Abstract Supplement," and "The National Economic, Social, and Environmental Data Bank." Enough facts around which to wrap any theory.
- Demographic and Health Surveys USAID funded project which collects demographic, health, maternal and child health and socioeconomic data in developing countries.
- State of the Nation's Cities data on thousands of variables for 77 U.S. cities.
- Roper Center for Public Opinion Research the leading non-profit center for the study of public opinion maintaining the world's largest archive of public opinion data.
- Census Bureau Household Economics Division current and historical poverty data.
- Kearl's Tour: Gender and Society a fun and interesting cyberspace tour on the topic of gender as a social construct and gender inequality; a lotta links along the way.
- The Institute of Social Science based in Tokyo and a good source of research on Japan.
- Center for Applied Social Surveys tackles practical problems of survey measurement.
- Introductory Statistics @ UCLA - a nice elementary stats source.
- American Psychological Association here too.
- Society for the Study of Symbolic Interactionism the place for people into studying the meaning of gestures, posture, clothes, accents, or anything related to "identity work" and "negotiating the definition of the situation."
- International Network for Social Network Analysis newsletter, links, info; a net of networks!
- KrackPlot: A Social Network Visualization Program draw your own sociogram (and entertain your dorm hallmates, or, make them uncomfortable; it depends on their position!)
- Center for the Study of Group Processes research on small group interaction
- Analyzing Social Interaction where you can do just that using an easy on-line program that is based on Dr. David Heise's Affect Control Theory. Think life is unpredictable? Think again.
- Control Systems Group—focus on Perceptual Control Theory a cousin of ACT.
- Social Psychology Network though more representative of psychology's social psych. than that of sociology (vive le difference!)
- Classical theory selections of Durkheim, Marx, Weber, Simmel, and Parsons from students at U. of Chicago; so there's at least one good outcome, it seems, about giving comprehensive exams to graduate students (poor things).
- the k.i.s.s. of the panopticon an internet center for cultural studies, both cutting edge and classic (features the link, "Does Cultural Studies Suck?").
- The Dead Sociologists Society largely theory oriented
- The Marx / Engles Library Marxian scholars unite! a good bibliographic source.
- The Durkheim Pages Emile's own totem, biography and bibliography alike.
- George Herbert Mead Site his own "me" (who knows what his "I" would've thought?).
- Norbert Elias and Process Sociology much on <i>The History of Manners</i> and more, all the way from Sydney.
- The McDonaldization of Society with news, research and discussion on Ritzer's thesis.
- Sociology of Knowledge great source of texts on-line on the topic.
Urban and Community Studies
- Kearl's Tour: Race and Ethnicity another fun and useful tour.
- Center for Community Economic Development working particularly with Asian, Black, and Latino community based organizations in Boston around housing, employment and training, small business, and area revitalization. HUD-funded COPC project.
- The Sprawl Net collecting information, ideas, and opinions about the contemporary sprawling landscape
- Bifurcation Properties of Dynamic Urban Models project brief on research using computer models to look at structural change in cities.
- New Liberty Village an online forum for social invention, alternative tools and housing, and utopian planning.
- The ERaM (Ethnicity, Racism, and the Media) Programme
Data and Text Resources
- General Social Survey gotta love it, and to do with as you choose.
- Statistical Resources on the Web loads of sites, good source of concrete info, ready to go.
- Social Science Information Gateway direct connections to information—not sites.
- Research Resources for the Social Sciences: a variety of things for a variety of disciplines in the social sciences
- Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center geographic mapping of data right on-line.
- Data on the Net includes a searchable database of approximately 800 data sites.
- Social Science Journals On-line and you can cut n' paste too (careful out there!)
- Virtual Facts on File a major reference center; on-line encyclopedias, maps, dictionaries, electronic texts, demographics, religion, history, and on.
- Social Science Computer Review
- American Religion Data Archive
Sociological Web Site Centers
You'll find some overlap with sites listed here, but there's plenty more to discover, many of which may be more suited to your purposes.
- Yahoo Sociology Page similar to the above, well-organized.
- Socioweb also similar, with conference announcements and electronic discussion groups
- The Blackwell Publishers Sociology Resource Center with a good list of discussion groups
- Social Science Information Gateway based in the U.K.
Sociological Organizations and Departments
Get in the loop! Here are some organization sites, moving roughly from macro to micro:
- International Sociological Association
- The American Sociological Association
- The Southern Sociological Society
- The Mid-South Sociological Society
- Alpha Kappa Delta: International Sociology Honors Society
- International Visual Sociology Association
- Society for Applied Sociology
- Association for Humanist Sociology
- Sociologists' Lesbian and Gay Caucus
- The Progressive Sociologists Network
- National Criminal Justice Association
- U.S. Departments of Sociology