Finding Information About Organizations: Sociology/Anthropology

Organizations and associations may supply specialized information on a topic. DIRECTORIES can be useful for identifying these, and provide information such as personnel, addresses, telephone numbers, and publications.

To locate information about sociology and anthropology organizations and associations, use directories such as:

Resources of Scholarly Societies -- Anthropology
Maintained by the University of Waterloo Library, this site provides links to websites of scholarly Anthropology societies.
http://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/society/anthrop_soc.html

Resources of Scholarly Societies -- Sociology
Maintained by the University of Waterloo Library, this site provides links to websites of scholarly Sociology societies.
http://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/society/sociol_soc.html

WWW Virtual Library: Sociology Associations and Organizations
Provides links to websites of scholarly associations.
http://www.mcmaster.ca/socscidocs/w3virtsoclib/assoc.htm

IdeaList
Use to find information on over 25,000 nonprofit and community organizations in more than 150 countries.
http://www.idealist.org/if/as/Org/npo

Internet Public Library Associations on the Net
Collection of over 1,100 Internet sites providing information about a wide variety of professional and trade associations, cultural and art organizations, political parties and advocacy groups, labour unions, academic societies, and research institutions. Abstracts about each association and its site are provided. Can be searched by category, including Social Sciences>Anthropology [or Sociology].
http://www.ipl.org/div/aon/

Associations Canada: An Encyclopedic Directory
Comprehensive directory of Canadian associations as well as foreign associations which have affiliations in Canada, Canadian executive officers, or Canadian members, or which are of concern to Canadians. Alphabetical arrangement by name of the organization, with numerous indexes, including subject, geographic, acronym, and executive name.
REF: AS40.A86 2006

Encyclopedia of Associations
A comprehensive source of detailed information on over 22,000 nonprofit American organizations. Entries are arranged by subject, with an extensive Name and Keyword Index, as well as indexes by geography and executive name.
REF: AS22.E5

Encyclopedia of Associations: International Organizations
A guide to over 19,000 nonprofit organizations outside the United States. Entries are arranged by subject, with an extensive Name and Keyword Index, as well as indexes by geography and executive name.
REF: AS8.E53

Yearbook of International Organizations
Comprehensive guide to international organizations. Alphabetical arrangement with indexes by country of location, subject concerns, regional concerns, and topic. A Keyword Index is also included.
REF: JX1904.A42 2001-02

Canadian Almanac & Directory
Includes a section on associations and societies.
Information Desk: AY414.C2 2006

Europa World Year Book
Includes information on international organizations.
REF: JN1.E85

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Date Created: 26-September-2001
Date Revised: 01-May-2006