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Use this subject guide to help you find resources related to sociology.

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Library Catalog

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Browse the Shelves

To browse the shelves for Sociology books, try these call numbers:

HM General & Theoretical Sociology
HN Social History & Conditions; Social Problems & Reform
HQ Marriage & the Family; Sexual Life; Age Groups; Women & Feminism
HS Secret & Other Societies, Associations, and Clubs 
HT Urban & Rural Sociology; Social Classes; Race Relations 
HV Social Work, Charities, & Public Welfare; Social Pathologies; Criminology
HX Socialism & Communism; Utopias; Anarchism


Sometimes, the application of the field of Sociology to another subject means you can also find sociology books on the shelf in sections related to that other subject ( for example, books on the sociology of religion might also be found in section BL and the sociology of medicine in RA. )

Materials closely related to Sociology can be found in sections BF (psychology), GN (anthropology), HA (statistics), HB (demography), P (communication and linguistics, including sociolinguistics).

Suggested Databases for Sociology

  • Sociological Collection
    This database provides coverage of more than 500 full text journals, including nearly 500 peer-reviewed titles. Sociological Collection offers information in all areas of sociology, including social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, culture and social structure.
  • Ebrary - Sociology Section
    Search for full-text books in the sociology section of Ebrary (electronic books)
    This database ontains many useful journals, including over 100 journals in the Sociology category.
  • Academic Search Complete
    This multi-disciplinary database contains many sociological journals.
  • Oxford Reference Online - Social Sciences Section
    Several full-text reference books useful to sociology can be found here, such as a dictionary of Sociology and a guide to countries of the world.

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