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A subscription to TRAILS gives you:

  • 12 months of access to TRAILS from the date of purchase.
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  • Ability to search and download over 2,700 teaching and learning resources for sociology.
  • The opportunity to submit your own teaching and learning resources for possible publication in TRAILS.
  • Your own personalized page within TRAILS -- called "My TRAILS."  On this page you will be able to see the most recently published "Featured Resources" within your own areas of substantive and teaching interest.  Your My TRAILS page is also the place to track your resource submissions as they move through the editorial review process. 

During the subscription process you will:

  • Be asked to read and indicate your acceptance of the TRAILS Users Agreement.  This agreement includes the requirement that when downloading a TRAILS resource, you will also download the associated Resource Citation Document.  Additionally, that when using TRAILS resources, you will clearly cite the resource, following the suggested citation from the Resource Citation Document.  
  • Select your areas of substantive interest (such as Culture, or Medical Sociology, or Crime, Law and Deviance) and your areas of teaching interest (such as Introduction to Sociology, or Service Learning/Internships, or Capstone Courses).  Once you have selected your areas of interest, your personalized My TRAILS page will display the most recently published "Featured Resources" in your areas of interest.


$25.00     For members of the American Sociological Association
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$20.00     For members of the ASA in a Department Affiliate Department
$50.00     For non ASA-members in a Department Affiliate Department

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NOTE: If you would like to JOIN or RENEW your membership in the ASA to get the member price, you will have that opportunity during the subscription process.

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