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Sociology Information Literacy

This web site provides many internet resources for sociology.  

The Sociology Subject Librarian offers several types of sessions for exploring individual resources and strategies for research.  Contact the Subject Librarian to arrange for sessions in your class or independent sessions.

University Libraries Information Literacy Department

The Information Literacy Department of the University Libraries empowers students to be confident users and creators of information in a dynamic and continually evolving information landscape.

Information Literacy Resources for Sociology

Information Literacy Standards for Anthropology and Sociology Students (ACRL, 2008)

"Similar to other social sciences in some respects, anthropology and sociology pose particular challenges for the researcher stemming from their unique attributes as scholarly disciplines.  For example, when anthropology students write about people in other culture areas, they need to find and understand the context for ethnographies in addition to other kinds of writings.  When sociology students research such topics as immigration or inequality, they need both theoretical works and social science data from appropriate sources, and they need skills to interpret the data."

Information Literacy: The Partnership of Sociology Faculty and Social Science Librarians by Patti S.Caravello, et al (2008)

"This collaboration [collaborative project] focuses on how sociologists and social science librarians can work together to integrate information literacy (IL) goals across the sociology curriculum."

Community of Online Research Assignments: Sociology (Loyola Marymount University Library)

"CORA stands for Community of Online Research Assignments. It is an open educational resource (OER) for librarians, faculty, and other educators. It is intended to be a collaborative space for adapting and experimenting with research assignments and sharing the success or lessons learned so that others may benefit. The site contains multiple, reliable and reproducible research assignments that do not live as isolated entities, but are enhanced by user feedback in order to build a rich corpus of best practices."

ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Sandbox 

"ACRL is the source that the higher education community looks to for Standards, Guidelines, and Frameworks on academic libraries. ACRL develops Standards, Guidelines, and Frameworks to help libraries, academic institutions, and accrediting agencies understand the components of an excellent library."

Measuring College Learning in Sociology by Susan Ferguson and William Carbonaro (Social Sciences Research Center, 2016)

"This contribution offers a review and synthesis of the current state of learning outcomes and assessment within the discipline of sociology. Based on their review of the literature and discussions with faculty experts, the authors construct a Sociological Literacy Framework...."

The Promises, Challenges, and Futures of Media Literacy by Monica Bulger and Patrick Davison (2018)

"This paper provides a foundation for evaluating media literacy efforts and contextualizing them relative to the current media landscape."