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A Guide to Sociology: Books

Browsing for Books

Books are shelved in general subject categories using the Library of Congress classification system. You may want to supplement your use of the catalog with browsing shelf areas for your topic. Below is a brief listing of some of the subject locations in the field of sociology.

  • H Social Sciences - General
  • HA Statistics
  • HM Sociology
  • HN Social history, social problems, social reform
  • HQ The family. Marriage. Women
    • 12-449 Sexuality
    • 503-1064 Marriage and the family
    • 1101-2030 Women, Feminism
    • 1121-1154 history
    • 1180 Women's Studies
    • 1236 Women and the state
    • 1381 Women and Economics
    • 1393 Women and Religion
    • 1402 - 1870.5 Women in regions or countries
  • HT Communities, classes, races
    • 101-384 Urban Society
    • 390-395 Regional Planning
    • 401-485 Rural sociology
    • 601-1445 Classes
    • 1501-1595 Races
  • HV Social pathology; social and public welfare; criminology
    • 597-4959 Protection, Assistance, Relief
    • 5001-5720 Alcoholism
    • 5800-5840 Drug Abuse
    • 6001-9920 Criminology

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