CUNY SPS: Sociology

New sociology books and sociology textbooks held on Reserve

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Sociology Subject Headings

Effective search strategies for library resources will enhance your search results..Below is a subset of sociology subject topics.  These make useful keywords when searching library databases for class assignments or research papers.

Subject    To pics
Abortion Obesity
Affordable Housing Opioid epidemic
Birth control Police brutality
Climate change Poverty
Cyber bullying Prisons/Sentencing
Death penalty Prostitution
Debt Racial profiling
Domestic violence Rape
Eating disorders Same-sex marriage
Education Sexual harassment
Environment Single parenting
Equal pay Social media and privacy
Gang violence Steroid use in sports
Gentrification Suicide
Gun control Sweat shops
Hate crimes Teen pregnancy
Hazing Terrorism
Health care Unemployment
Immigration Union organizing 
Inequality Violence in schools
Legalizing marijuana Voter disenfranchisement
Mental health War
Minimum wage Workplace violence


Adapted from an original list on the SJSU Sociology LibGuide

Approaches to Research

Choose an approach from the suggested list below and link it to one or two topics in the box above:

  Approaches   Example Subj ect  Topics  
  An analysis of          
  A comparison between          
  The consequences of    >      Inequality    on    Education   
  The effectiveness of          
  The efficacy of          
  The impact of . >     Voter disenfranchisement     on     Affordable Housing  
  Findings from          
  The relationship between          
  A review of          


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