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Find Associations and Societies

Finding associations and societies is often accomplished by using a directory. Listed below are many online directories of associations and societies which provide up-to-date listings. A few are licensed for use by UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff only, but many are freely available to everyone. The library catalog OskiCat should be used to find sources in print and may be especially useful to find historical listings. Several of the UC Berkeley libraries provide webpages that list good resources to use to find subject specific associations and societies.

Online sources

Associations on the Net
Produced by the Internet Public Library with a heavy US emphasis.

Gateway to Associations
Produced by the American Society of Association Executives. Information on nearly 6,600 US based associations. Find Organizations
Action Without Borders. Includes nonprofit and community organizations, volunteer opportunities, job and internship listings all over the world.

Scholarly Societies Project
A listing based sponsored by The University of Waterloo, Canada. Includes links to home pages for engineering associations and societies commonly provide information about organization and membership, upcoming events, calls for conference papers, press releases and job announcements.

Yearbook of international organizations  (UCB access only)
(Click log in near top left, then select International Organizations or other database)
Union of International Associations, (1967-) This resource includes all data published in the printed Yearbook of International Organizations (Volumes 1A, 1B, 2, 3, and 4), Who's Who in International Organizations, and the whole Encyclopedia: World Problems, Strategies, Human Development, Human Values, and more.

OskiCat (UC Berkeley)

OskiCat is the catalog for most of the UC Berkeley libraries.


  • Choose Advanced Keyword Search from the main search screen.
  • Change the drop-down menu from Any Field: to Subject:.
  • Enter (associations or societies) and directories as your search.

Subject Specific Associations and Societies Listed on UC Berkeley Library Web Pages

Anthropology Library Scholarly and Professional Organizations

Bioscience Library Societies

Earth Sciences and Map Library Geological Surveys and Associations

Education/Psychology Library Psychological Societies, Associations and Conferences

Education/Psychology Library Educational Associations, Organizations and Conferences

Public Health Library Professional Associations, Organizations, and Resources

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