Comparative and Historical Sociology Section

Research Tools

Funding Opportunities
Specialty Journals
Book Series

Please contact the Web Editor if you know of any useful materials not mentioned here.


ASA Funding Opportunities - There are several funding sources provided by the ASA: Minority Fellowship Program; Mass Media Science Fellow Program; Community Action Research Initiative; ASA Congressional Fellowship; Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline; and ASA Teaching Enhancement Fund.

National Science Foundation - The National Science Foundation is an independent U.S. government agency responsible for promoting science and engineering through programs that invest over $3.3 billion per year in almost 20,000 research and education projects in science and engineering.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - The Foundation's Scholars in Health Policy Research Program was established in 1992 to foster the development of creative thinkers in health policy research. Click here for information on how to apply, as well as a link to the online application form.


Document Collections

Archivenet/Archiefnet - Online archives from around the world, based in the Netherlands.

Avalon Project at the Yale Law School - Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy. A superb and extremely elaborate collection of original documents in political and legal history. Fully searchable!

Historical Archives of the European Union - Archival source on European history and unification at the European University Institute, Florence Italy.

Historical Text Archive - The HTA provides original materials, links to other sites, and electronic reprints of books.

Index of Resources for Historians - This index consists of a single large file with about 2,400 links/connections arranged alphabetically.

International Affairs Resources - At Elizabethtown College. International Affairs Resources offers over 1,400 annotated links in international affairs. It is frequently maintained, and should be of use to journalists, professors, and students.

U.S. National Archives and Records Administration - To ensure ready access to essential evidence that documents the rights of American citizens, the actions of federal officials, and the national experience. A very valuable source!

Sociosite: History and Social Change - Links from the Sociosite on general history; modern world; prehistory; and various parts of the world.

Web Directory: Repositories of Primary Sources - Websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, photographs, and other primary sources.

World History Archives - Repository for documents for teaching and understanding contemporary world history and the struggle for social progress.

University Special Collections & Archives

Anderson University Archives and Special Collections

Beloit College Archives

Brown University John Hay Library

California Institute of Technology Archives

Davidson College Archives

Duke University Special Collections Library@

Melbourne University Archives

Monash University Records and Archives

Northeastern University Archives

Notre Dame Archives

Open Society Archives at Central European University

Walter P. Reuther Library of Wayne State University

Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology

Princeton University's Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library

SUNY Buffalo University Archives

Tufts University Digital Collections and Archives

UCLA Special Collections

University of Alberta Archives

University at Buffalo Archives

The Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

University of Idaho Special Collections and Archives

University of Louisville

University of Oklahoma Carl Albert Center Congressional Archives

University of Pennsylvania Archives and Records Center

University of Sydney Archives

University of Tasmania Special Collections

University of Washington Special Collections


Emphasis: Historical

American Historical Review - ONLINE since 1999. Official journal of the AHA.

Business History Review - Publishes original research in business history, including economic, social, and cultural analyses of business.

Flinders Journal of History and Politics - Publishes progressive postgraduate research papers in the areas of politics and history.

Historical Methods - A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History. Historical Methods reaches an international audience of historians and other social scientists concerned with historical problems.

The Historical Journal - ONLINE since 1997. Publishes papers on all aspects of British, European, and world history since the fifteenth century. Contributions come from the UK, continental Europe, North America, and elsewhere.

Historical Research - Covers a wide geographical and temporal span. Encourages the submission of articles from a broad variety of approaches, including social, political, and cultural history.

History & Memory - ONLINE since 1999. Focuses on the formation of historical consciousness, defined as the area in which collective memory, the writing of history, and other modes of shaping images of the past in the public mind merge.

History and Theory - Explorations in the nature of history. Includes critical philosophy of history, historiography, methodology, and related disciplines.

History of Political Economy - ONLINE since 1999. Focuses on the history of economic thought and analysis.

International Review of Social History - ONLINE from 1998 onwards. The journal attempts to combine theoretical innovation with thorough research.

Journal of American History - ONLINE since 1999. Published by the Organization of American Historians.

Journal of Historical Sociology - Founded in 1988 on the conviction that historical and social studies can only benefit from the interchange of ideas and perspectives. It is both interdisciplinary in approach and innovative in content.

Journal of the History of Sexuality - Established in 1990, the journal seeks to illuminate the history of sexuality in all its expressions.

Journal of Interdisciplinary History - ONLINE since 1999. Focuses on methodological and substantive articles devoted to the application of other disciplines and branches of learning to research in history.

Journal for MultiMedia History - Peer-reviewed electronic journal that presents, evaluates, and disseminates multimedia historical scholarship.

Journal of Modern History - The leading American journal for the study of European intellectual, political, and cultural history.

Journal of Policy History - ONLINE since 2000. Presents a new and innovative approach to the analysis of policy.

Journal of Social History - ONLINE from 1999 onwards. Publishes articles on social history from all areas and timeperiods.

Journal of Women's History - ONLINE since 1999. Devoted exclusively to the growing international field of women's history studies.

Oral History Review - Subscription-based publication exploring the recording, transcribing, and preserving of conversations with people who have participated in important developments in modern times.

Radical History Review - Subscription-based publication, includes finding aids & info; complete articles & image collections on race/ethnicity, gender, class, culture,& politics in history worldwide.

Social Science History - ONLINE since 1999. Official journal of the Social Science History Association, published at the University of Pittsburgh.

Teaching History: A Journal of Methods - Designed for teachers at all levels who wish to contribute to innovative methods of teaching history.

Thesis Eleven - Dedicated to critical theory and historical sociology.

Emphasis: Comparative

Cambridge Review of International Affairs - To foster discussion about issues and theoretical approaches in the study of international relations.

Comparative Social Research - Research annual published by JAI Press.

Comparative Studies in Society and History. ONLINE since 1997.

International Journal of Comparative Sociology - Homepage of the journal edited by Jeffrey Kentor.

International Affairs - Official site of the journal. See also the abstracts at CIAO.

International Organization - Abstracts at CIAO since 1997.

International Studies Quarterly - At University of North Texas.

Journal of International Affairs - ONLINE since 1997 at CIAO.

Journal of World-Systems Research - An electronic journal dedicated to research on the modern world-system and earlier intersocietal networks.

Millennium: Journal of International Studies - Published at LSE. Millennium has a world-wide circulation and enjoys wide recognition.

Nations and Nationalism - Nations and Nationalism is a multidisciplinary journal designed to respond to the growing research interest in nationalism that has been stimulated by the proliferation of nationalist movements throughout the world.

Orbis - The Foreign Policy Research Institute's quarterly journal of world affairs, was founded in 1957 as a forum for policymakers, scholars, and the informed public who were fed up with the bland, conventional 'Establishment' journals.

Review of International Political Economy - Although a relatively recent arrival, the Review has established itself as the leading journal in the field.

Review of International Studies - Full text available online to users from subscribing institutions.

SAIS Review: A Journal of International Affairs - ONLINE since 1995. A journal of international affairs published by the Johns Hopkins University Press for the Johns Hopkins Foreign Policy Institute of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.

Soziale Welt - Excellent German journal of sociology, that pays a lot of attention to research in comparative and historical sociology.

World Affairs - ONLINE since 1997 at CIAO.

Emphasis: Combined and General

Comparative Studies in Society and History - Published four times a year by Cambridge University Press.

Journal of World History - ONLINE since 2000. Devoted to historical analysis from a global point of view.

Social Movement Studies: Journal of Social, Cultural and Political Protest - An international and inter-disciplinary journal providing a forum for academic debate and analysis of extra-parliamentary political, cultural and social movements throughout the world. The journal will be launched in 2002 and is now looking for contributions. Contact the editors at

Sociology Journal Websites:

American Sociological Review (official ASA journal) - American Journal of Sociology (online since 2001) - Social Forces - Social Problems - Sociological Forum - Sociological Perspectives - Sociological Quarterly - Sociological Inquiry - Sociological Spectrum - International Sociology - Annual Review of Sociology - Sociological Methods & Research - Sociology - British Journal of Sociology - Canadian Journal of Sociology - Acta Sociologica - Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie - Berliner Journal für Soziologie - Electronic Journal of Sociology - Sociological Research Online - Missouri Electronic Journal of Sociology

Consult the CHS Online Resource page for useful tips on internet publications.


Duke University Press: Politics, History, and Culture (edited by George Steinmetz and Julia Adams).