professional links

American Sociological Association

As the national organization for sociologists, the American Sociological Association, through its Executive Office, is well positioned to provide a unique set of services to its members and to promote the vitality, visibility, and diversity of the discipline. Working at the national and international levels, the Association aims to articulate policy and implement programs likely to have the broadest possible impact for sociology now and in the future.

California Sociological Association

The mission of CSA is to promote the scientific study of society among interested persons within the state of California; to stimulate discussion and encourage cooperative relations among persons engaged in the scientific study of society; and to further the aims of instruction, practice and research in the field of sociology.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education is a newspaper that presents news, information, and jobs for colleget and university faculty members and admistrators. The Chronicle of Higher Education is the major news service in the United States academic world.

Global Studies Association

The Global Studies Association (GSA) is a new and multi-disciplinary scholarly association. This venture is supported by a group of scholars world-wide who wish to collaborate in order to better understand the vast transformations which are sweeping across our world.

The Pacific Sociological Association (PSA)

The mission of the Pacific Sociological Association is to advance scholarly research on all social processes and areas of social life, to promote high quality teaching of sociological knowledge, and to mentor the next generation of sociologists.  Consistent with principles of scientific investigation, the PSA endorses engagement of sociologists in areas of social justice and social responsibility.  The Association accomplishes its mission by convening an annual meeting and publishing its journal, Sociological Perspectives.

Sociologists for Women in Society

SWS is a non-profit scientific and educational organization of sociologists and others dedicated to

  • maximizing the effectiveness of and professional opportunities for women in sociology
  • exploring the contributions which sociology can, does and should make to the investigation of and humanization of current gender arrangements
  • improving women's lives and creating feminist social change.


ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research, discovery, and lifelong learning. Through innovative, user-centered discovery technology, ProQuest offers billions of pages of global content that includes historical newspapers, dissertations, and uniquely relevant resources for researchers of any age and sophistication—including content not likely to be digitized by others.

UCSB Library's Sociology Research Guide

This guide will introduce you to the best resources for doing library research in sociology and the social sciences.

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