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Sociology: In the Library

This guide is intended to help you you find resources for research/papers/projects in Sociology classes. It is not exhaustive, but should provide a starting point.


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Subject Headings

This is a list of suggested terms to use in a search for Sociology resources in the Library Catalog:

  • Sociology
  • Culture
  • Social Problems
  • Social Change
  • Social History
  • Social Movements
  • Social Values
  • Race Relations
  • Internet -- Social Aspects
  • Online Social Networks
  • Organizations
  • Industrial Relations
  • Labor Movement
  • Labor Unions
  • Anthropology
  • Criminology
  • Aging
  • Family
  • Families
  • Family Violence
  • Marriage
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Divorce
  • Sex Role
  • Same-Sex marriage
  • (topic) -- Social Aspects

Call Numbers

If you want to browse the collection, these are some call numbers where you can find books about Sociology

  • HM435-477 --  History of sociology. History of sociological theory.
  • HM621-656 Culture
  • HM661-696 Social control
  • HM701 Social systems
  • HM706 Social structure
  • HM711-806 Groups and organizations
  • HM756-781 Community
  • HM786-806 Organizational sociology. Organization theory
  • HM811-821 Deviant behavior. Social deviance
  • HM826 Social institutions
  • HM831-901 Social change
  • HM1001-1281 Social psychology
  • HM1041-1101 Social perception. Social cognition Including perception of the self and others, prejudices, stereotype
  • HM1106-1171 Interpersonal relations. Social behavior
  • HM1176-1281 Social influence. Social pressure
  • HN1-995 Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
  • HN30-39 The church and social problems
  • HN41-46 Community centers. Social centers
  • HN50-995 By region or country
  • HQ1-2044 The Family. Marriage. Women
  • HQ12-449 Sexual life
  • HQ19-30.7 Sexual behavior and attitudes. Sexuality
  • HQ31-64 Sex instruction and sexual ethics
  • HQ71-72 Sexual deviations
  • HQ74-74.2 Bisexuality
  • HQ75-76.8 Homosexuality. Lesbianism
  • HQ77-77.2 Transvestism
  • HQ77.7-77.95 Transexualism
  • HQ79 Sadism. Masochism. Fetishism, etc.
  • HQ101-440.7 Prostitution
  • HQ503-1064 The family. Marriage. Home
  • HQ755.7-759.92 Parents. Parenthood Including parent and child, husbands, fathers, wives, mothers
  • HQ760-767.7 Family size
  • HQ767.8-792.2 Children. Child development Including child rearing, child life, play, socialization, children's rights
  • HQ793-799.2 Youth. Adolescents. Teenagers
  • HQ799.5-799.9 Young men and women
  • HQ799.95-799.97 Adulthood
  • HQ800-800.4 Single people
  • HQ801-801.83 Man-woman relationships. Courtship. Dating
  • HQ805 Desertion
  • HQ806 Adultery
  • HQ811-960.7 Divorce
  • HQ961-967 Free love
  • HQ981-996 Polygamy
  • HQ997 Polyandry
  • HQ998-999 Illegitimacy. Unmarried mothers
  • HQ1001-1006 The state and marriage
  • HQ1051-1057 The church and marriage
  • HQ1058-1058.5 Widows and widowers. Widowhood
  • HQ1060-1064 Aged. Gerontology (Social aspects).  Retirement
  • HQ1073-1073.5 Thanatology. Death. Dying
  • HQ1075-1075.5 Sex role
  • HQ1088-1090.7 Men
  • HQ1101-2030.7 Women. Feminism

Catalog Search

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Selected Books

These books are in the circulating collection.  You may check them out for three weeks at a time.  When you click on the book, it will take you to the catalog, where you can check whether the book is currently available, or when it is due back, as well as where it is located.

These are available on the third floor in the Reference Room.  They are for in-library use only, but you can make copies of pages as needed.


The following titles are available on the main (2nd) floor in the Audio/Visual Room:


Cultural anthropology: our diverse world
"Cultural Anthropology: Our Diverse World explores the various ways in which the human species has responded to the fundamental challenges of survival, and students will gain a greater appreciation for the ways in which anthropologists works to study the cultural and biological aspects of humankind within the widest possible context--a mix of theoretical perspectives and methodologies."--Publisher website.
Call #: GN357 .C8 2008 DVD (Instructional Videos)