Welcome to the Free Online Sociology Dictionary

This free open access online sociology dictionary is constructed using open source software and freely distributable source materials such as OpenStax, Wiktionary and Wordnet.

The OESD is part of the open access and open education movement and seeks to create an entry level resource for sociology students, enthusiasts, and the curious.

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You can help improve the sociology dictionary by submitting additions and corrections.