Wellesley College uses the Library of Congress classification system to organize books on the shelves.
The Library of Congress Class that includes Sociology is H. Browsing the following call number range may produce helpful results.
For a more complete listing see:
HM: Sociology (general)
HN: Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform.
HQ: The family. Marriage. Women.
HS: Societies: secret, benevolent, etc.
HT: Communities. Classes. Race.
HV: Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology.
Try a keyword search. Once you find a book that is relevant to your topic, use the subject headings of that book to help you find "more like this". For example:
Not finding enough, or an item checked out? Search WorldCat and request a copy.
**Here's a little trick! Find the specific area in the library where your topic would be found. If there are not enough books in that area to satisfy you, MOVE TO THE LEFT. Classification systems in the library move to the right from the general to the more specific. If you move to the left, you will move UP in the hierarchy to the more general discipline out of which your topic lives.**
Quick Guide to Library Locations
|Call # / Location|
|Books & Videos A-DZ
Knapp Multimedia Ctr
| Computing Help Desk
Research Help Desk
| Books & Videos E-PM
|Books & Videos PN-Z
Book Arts Lab