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Selected Web Resources
The U.S. Census Bureau website is a good source for information about the U.S. population. It includes survey results arranged topically by category. The major categories include People & Households, Business & Industry, Geography, Newsroom, and Special Topics. There is also an alphabetical subject index and a site-specific search engine.
Criminal Justice Statistics
NCJRS (National Criminal Justice Reference Service) Abstracts Database indexes articles and books dealing with all aspects of criminal justice and law enforcement including: courts, police, juvenile justice, and crime prevention. Cited documents include both United States and international research reports, journal articles, books and audio-visual materials.
The Australian Social Science Data Archive (ASSDA), located in the Australian Social and Demographic Research Institute, at the Australian National Research Institute was set up in 1981 with a brief to collect and preserve computer-readable data relating to social, political and economic affairs and to make the data available for further analysis. ASSDA collects data files from all parts of Australia, and from many different types of organisations, including universities, market research companies, and government organisations.
The Government Documents Center at the University of Michigan has assembed an extensive collection of links related to demographics and housing. The resources collected on the site are arranged in several broad categories, including 2010 Census, American Community Survey, Historical Census Data, Census Geography, and Census Aids.
ICPSR's unique combination of data resources, user support, and training in quantitative methods make it a vital resource for fostering inquiry and furthering the social sciences. ICPSR maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction. To ensure that data resources are available to future generations of scholars, ICPSR preserves data, migrating them to new storage media as changes in technology warrant. You can download raw numeric data sets from the ICPSR website for use in secondary analysis.
Listserv Discussion Groups in Sociology
This is a collection of links to newsgroups, discussion lists, and chats in the field of sociology. The links are arranged alphabetically by title, and each link is followed by a description of the discussion group. The subscription address of the group is also provided.
*An Extensive List of Sociology Resources is Available at: http://www.webpages.ttu.edu/bquinn/