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Once you've run a search, use the "Refine My Results" options on the left side of the page.  It's a quick way to drill down to the most useful results without paging through a lot of items you're not really interested inOptions often include:

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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.