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Sociology: Books

About Library of Congress Call Numbers

The WMU Libraries uses the Library of Congress (LC) classification for its books.  Because of its many specific classifications, you will most likely find books on your topic in multiple call number ranges.  Use the catalog to identify books, and if you see a pattern emerging in call numbers, then you can go browse in that area in the stacks.

Here is a guide to some areas related to Sociology
H Classification: Social Sciences
(General Stacks , 2nd Floor, Waldo Library)
HM1-299
Sociology, general and theoretical
HM251-291
Social psychology
HV697-4959
Protection, assistance, and relief
HN30-39
The church and social problems
HQ1-2039
The family; marriage; women
HS1-3369
Societies: secret, benevolent, etc.; clubs
HN1-981
Social history; social problems; social reform
HQ12-449
Sexual life
HQ450-471
Erotica
HT101-395
Urban sociology; the city
HT390-395
Regional planning
HQ503-1064
The family; marriage; home
HT401-485
Rural sociology
HQ110l-2030.7
Women; feminism; women's clubs
HT601-1445
Social classes (including middle class, serfdom, slavery)
HX821-970.7
Anarchism
HQ2035-2039
Life skills; coping skills; everyday living skills
HT1501-1595
Races (race as a social group and race relations in general)
HT51-1595
Communities; classes; races
HV1-9960
Social pathology; social and public welfare; criminology
HT51-65
Human settlements
HV40-696
Social service; charities
HV4961-4995
Degeneration
HV4997-5000
Substance abuse
HV5001-5720.5
Alcoholism; intemperance; temperance reform
HV5725-5770
Tobacco habit
HV5800-5840
Drug habits; drug abuse
HV6001-7220.5
Criminology
HV6251-6773.3
Crimes and offenses
HV7321-9960
Criminal justice administration
HV8301-9920.5
Penology (including police, prisons, punishment; juvenile delinquency)
HX1-970.7
Socialism; Communism; anarchism
HX806-811
Utopias

Finding Books

Use the LIBRARY SEARCH box on the Library's home page or its ADVANCED SEARCH  to look for books and articles and audiovisual materials across disciplines in the Libraries' collections. Use the Limits provided to narrow your search to specific types of materials.

Search tip:  If you search for a phrase, put it in quotation marks, e.g., "voter turnout".

Search tip:  Use an asterisk (*) to pick up variant endings of a word, e.g., polit* will retrieve politics, political, politician, etc.

 

Explore Beyond WMU's Borders

Use MelCat and WorldCat to identify pertinent resources "out there" in other libraries outside of WMU. 

You can request books and videos from libraries in the state of Michigan directly through MelCat.

You can request books in libraries across the country and beyond by submitting an Interlibrary Loan request in the WorldCat database.

You may borrow items through these systems typically at no cost to you.

Meet Your Librarian

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Patricia Vander Meer
Contact:
Waldo Library

Research and Instruction Services

(269) 387-5191

pat.vandermeer@wmich.edu