Use our library catalog to search for sociology books on second floor.
Read these catalog search tips first:
Visit the Reference area on 2nd floor for these reference books sets (a selection of some that are available). Consult one of these encyclopedias for topic ideas and full background on a topic. Copy an article at the copier next to the elevator. (10c/page)
Citing: Look for the article author's name at the end of an article. If no author name shows there, start with the editor of the entire work which is found on the title page in the book. Include the volume used after the title of the encyclopedia. See the citation tab for more citing details.
Ask at the help desk if you do not find anything useful.
Books are shelved in order by call numbers, which represent the main topic of a book. Social science topics are in the H call number section, with specific sociology topics beginning with HM. Major topics in sociology are broken down below. Under each of these two-letter call numbers are many narrower topics represented by a number. It should be noted that if a book is more focused on another topic, but only touches on a sociology topic, it could be shelved in another section, such as psychology (BF) or medicine (R).
While using the catalog, click the "Details" button and look at the "Item information" tab. Near the bottom of the tab, copy your specific call number and notice if the location says "Stacks." It can also indicate the item is currently checked out. If your book is an encyclopedia or dictionary it would give "Reference" as the location.
Head upstairs. The "Stacks" location is to your right at the top of the stairs.
Ask a librarian for help at the help desk if you have trouble finding a book.