Library News - Sociology

Monday, August 22, 2005

Visions and Divisions of Sociology

On the occasion of the American Sociological Association's centennial, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Chronicle Review contains two articles on sociology. August 12, 2005, Section B, pages B7-14.

The first, "The Visions and Divisions of Sociology" by Craig Calhoun and Troy Duster, look at the discipline's history and prospects. The second article, "Sociologists on Sociology", is a discussion by seven sociologists (Gans, Ferree, Rumbaut, Massey, Polletta, Risman, and Wacquant) on their impressions of the field.

The Chronicle of Higher Education is available electronically but is a month behind the print. The print is available in the basement of MacKimmie Tower, LB 2300 .C55.

Religious and Theological Abstracts

Religious and Theological Abstracts

Provides objective summaries of articles appearing in scholarly journals in the fields of Religion and Theology. Database lists a wide variety of periodical literature, including Christian, Jewish, and other world religions, and provides English language abstracts of articles in English, Hebrew, Afrikaans, and major European languages. Indexes and abstracts articles in the fields of sociology, anthropology, criminology, demography, education, law and penology, race relations, social psychology, and urban studies. Coverage also includes policy issues in areas such as aging, violence, abuse and neglect, crisis intervention, urban development, and development policy.

This is a very basic database and as the title suggests, is abstracts only. Our SFX link-finder is not available either through this database so the best method is to record/print the citation information and do a "journal title" search in the library catalogue to find out if the University of Calgary has either print or electronic access. If the U of C does not have a copy of the required article, please use the U of C online request form to order the document.

Taylor and Francis E-journals

The University of Calgary library now has access to about 750 Taylor & Francis e-journals from a variety of subject areas. Here is a list of available social science journals. For access to these journals, type the journal title into the U of C library catalogue and click journal title to do a search.

Recommend a Book for Purchase

You can recommend an item for purchasing by contacting me directly or using the Recommend a Book for Purchase form.

New Books for May/June 2005

The new book list for May/June is now available in Excel format. Select Social Sciences from the bottom row.

New Book List - May /June 2005

Hey Students! Need help with research?

If you are looking for assistance in researching your assignments, there are a couple of resources available to you. Your first place of contact is the Information Commons Service Desk where the qualified staff can get you started in the right direction, help you redirect your research, or find resources on your topic.

Your second contact, is your Subject Librarian (that's me), and I can also help you with your research. Whether it's choosing a research database, or need help finding resources on your topic, call or email me for an appointment.

Best of luck in your studies!!

What's New? I'm New! News for Faculty

Hi Everyone. I am the new Liaison Librarian for Sociology. So what does that mean? Well, I am one of your contact points with the library. I am responsible for guiding the purchase of sociology-related books and journals for the library and to make sure that there are sufficient materials to cover your research needs as well as materials to support the students in their course studies. I also provide research consulation and assistance with finding and using any of the library's electronic tools or online resources. In addition, I can arrange and conduct library instruction sessions for students and faculty.

Just a reminder that Dr. Kalbach is the library co-ordinator for sociology this year and is available to discuss any library-related issues.