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Sociology: Home

This guide is intended to help you find both print and online sociology resources.


This guide is intended to help you find both print and online Sociology resources. This guide is only a starting point for your research, it is not meant to be a comprehensive list of resources. If you need further assistance, please visit the Service Desk in the library or contact your librarian, Robert Robinette, at


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Some of these databases provide the full text of the articles, while others provide only citations and/or abstracts. All are accessed by clicking on the “Library Databases” link from the library homepage.

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Finding Books in the Dean B. Ellis Library

All books in the library are arranged by subject using the Library of Congress classification system for call numbers and subject headings. The call number for sociology begins with "H". The basic breakdown is as follows:

H1 - H99


Social Sciences (General)

HA1 - HA4737



HM401 - HM1281


Sociology (General)

HN1 - HN995


Social History and Conditions. Social Problems. Social Reform.

HQ1 - HQ2044


The Family. Marriage. Women.

HS1 - HS3371


Societies: secret, benevolent, etc.

HT57 - HT1595


Communities. Classes. Races.

HV1 - HV9960


Social Pathology. Social and Public Welfare. Criminology.

The numbers that follow these beginning letters relate to the narrower scope of the item, for example: the call number HQ755.8 represents books about parent-child relationships, and the call number HQ759.92 is for books about stepparent-stepchild relationships. An example of a specific call number for a book entitled Remarriage and Stepparenting: Current Research and Theory is HQ759.92 .R45.

Occasionally a totally different call number will appear. This means the item is about more than sociology and higher importance was given to the other subject when the call number was assigned.


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