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Sociology, Anthropology, Philosophy and Religion: Resources

A Library Guide of sociology, anthropology, philosophy and religion resources for students of the University of Newcastle.

Sociology, anthropology, philosophy and religion databases

Searching in databases is a great way to ensure you're getting the best possible search results. Try these sociology and anthropology databases to find resources that are most relevant to your discipline.

Other sociology, anthropology, philosophy and religion resources

Find census and analysed data about Australia and the rest of the world from:

Professional Associations

It can be valuable to build your career prospects and networks by connecting with professional associations. You might like to engage with these sociology and anthropology groups as a student, or even throughout your career.

Let us know what you want

Is there anything more you would like us to include in this guide? Let us know by going to our Feedback page and we will do our very best to add the resources you want.

Open Access Textbooks and Resources

Did you know that there are many great textbooks and resources that are available for free?

Open Educational Resources (OER) are defined by UNESCO as

“… teaching, learning and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions....”

The following textbooks are examples of resources that are 100% free and available for you to use during your degree and beyond!

For information about OER's, please see our guide.

Dictionaries & Encyclopaedias

Useful resources for understanding your topic and finding the right keywords to use in your searching. 

Other Library Collections

Use these links to access free resources from the NSW State Library and the Australia National Library.

Your Subject Librarians

This guide has been created by University of Newcastle Librarians who work with your schools to make sure you have access to the resources you need. The Librarians supporting sociology, anthropology, philosophy and religion are:

Research Liaison Librarian

Gemma Milton