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Research Guides

Sociology: Find Books

"WHAT'S THIS 'HM' ALL ABOUT?

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:

www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/lcco/lcco.html

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.




CATALOG SEARCH

CATALOG SEARCH TIPS

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:

Keyword search:

Subject headings:

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.**

BOOK LOCATIONS & MAPS

Quick Guide to Library Locations

Call # / Location
Books & Videos A-DZ
Knapp Multimedia Ctr
PC Classroom
First
Floor
Computing Help Desk
Research Help Desk
Reference Books
Documents
Second
Floor
Books & Videos E-PM
PLTC
Third
Floor
Books & Videos PN-Z
Archives
Special Collections
Book Arts Lab
Fourth
Floor

 

Clapp Library Floor Plans

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