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Frederick E. Berry Library and Learning Commons


A guide to Sociology resources and library research.


Welcome to the Salem State University Library online research guide for Sociology.  This guide was designed to assist you with research and finding quality resources on topics related to sociology.

The Research Process

Getting Started

 Find a topic

Gather background info

Narrow topic

Develop a strategy

Brainstorm keywords

Try combining keywords

Gathering Information

Find Articles and/or Books

Find other reliable sources of info appropriate to the requirements of your assignment

Final Product

 Evaluate Information

Write Your Paper

Cite Your Sources

News from the American Sociological Assoc.

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Sociology News from the New York Times

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Pew Research Social & Demographic Trends

The latest from the Pew Research Social and Demographic Trends project.

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Quick Links



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Tara Fitzpatrick
Student Engagement, Social Work & Sociology Research & Instruction Librarian
Frederick E. Berry Library & Learning Commons, LIB 210
Salem State University
Salem, MA 01915
I currently offer research assistance via email, by phone, in-person or Zoom appointment (click above to schedule).

Library Info


Phone Numbers:

Archives: 978-542-6781

Circulation & Reserves: 978-542-6368

Interlibrary Loan: 978-542-6501   Fax: 978-542-6596

Library Help Desk:  978-542-6766

Book Return Locations:

Library Help Desk         

North Campus, book drop outside library's quad entrance & College Drive entrance