Associations and professional/academic societies are good sources of information for students wanting to learn more about the landscape of sociological research, professional and volunteer opportunities, conferences, funding opportunities, and a whole lot more.
"The GSS contains a standard 'core' of demographic, behavioral, and attitudinal questions, plus topics of special interest. Many of the core questions have remained unchanged since 1972 to facilitate time-trend studies as well as replication of earlier findings. The GSS...has tracked the opinions of Americans over the last four decades" (GSS: Home).
Provides "...comprehensive accounts of trends and findings about artistic disciplines, arts employment, arts participation, and the arts’ value and impact in American life. These reports typically contain original research and detailed statistical analyses" (Research Publications: Research Reports).
Provides fascinating information about world population statistics, including an estimate of the total number of people who have ever lived, as well as data about income, poverty, disease, labor force, family structure, health, and more. Create charts and view maps by indicator.