Primary emphasis is on the twentieth century through today and on materials that support the study of the history of Sociology.
While there are no geographical limitations, areas of principal collecting focus are North America and international or multi-regional materials
Primary emphasis is on English language materials, but materials in other languages are purchased on a highly selective basis.
Monographs and sets (books & e-books), serials (journals), reprints, audio, video, and datasets are included in the collection.
Popular sociology materials (e.g. true crime literature) are generally not collected. Textbooks may be purchased on a selective basis.