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Sociology: Books

An introduction to databases and tools for sociology research

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Tips for using UW Libraries Search to find Books on Sociology

Use UW Libraries Search to find out what books and other whole items (journal and newspaper subscriptions, DVDs, documents, etc.) a library or library system owns. Books not available at the UW Libraries may still be available from a Summit Library, or through Interlibrary Loan.

  • Try a keyword search and add one of these words: sociology, social, or socialization
  • Try a keyword search and add one of these phrases: "social aspects," "sociological aspects," or "sociology of"
  • Try some of the subject headings suggested in an item's "Details"
  • Do a general keyword search and then use the Topic limit (one of the links along the left of your search results) to narrow your search to Sociology books.
  • Do a general keyword search and then use the Library limit (one of the links along the left of your search results) to narrow your search to a specific UW Library

Ebook Collections

Browsing Sociology Call Numbers

The UW Libraries arranges books by Library of Congress call numbers. The major sections for sociology are listed below.

HM Sociology (general)
HN Social history & conditions, Social problems, Social reform
HQ The family, Marriage, Women
HS Societies: secret, benevolent, etc.
HT Communities, Classes, Races
HV Social pathology, Social & public welfare, Criminology

For a more specific breakdown of the call numbers see the Library of Congress Classification Online: H subclasses.

Browsing Sociology Subject Headings

Standardized subject headings are used for subject searches in library catalogs. Some sample subject headings relating to sociology:

Clinical sociology
Communities
Criminal Behavior
Criminology
Deviant Behavior
Group Identity
Organizational Sociology
Political Sociology
Social Change
Social Conditions
Social Conflict
Social Ethics
Social Influence
Social Institutions
Social Problems
Social Psychology
Social Structure
Social Systems
Socialization
Sociological Aspects
Sociological Jurisprudence
Sociology
Sociology Research
Subculture