Skip to Main Content

SOC 2000: Principles of Sociology

Where do I start?

It all begins with your topic.

  • State your TOPIC in terms of you would like to find out about: "I would like to explore ..."
    • For example: I would like to explore attitudes toward corporal punishment in various countries.
  •  State that you are exploring this because you want to discover who, what, where, or why.
    • For example: I am exploring this because I want to know if there are different attitudes toward corporal punishment in Japan and the United States.
    • (More focused yet: I would like find out if attitudes toward corporal punishment in the schools are different Japan and the United States.)

Books at WMU and Beyond

Library Search

Used for WMU's collection of books, ebooks, articles, and streaming video. You can request physical items from the collection and pick them up at Waldo Library with our no contact holds service.

Find books on your topic in the University Libraries

To learn how to use this search tool, watch this video


Use MelCat and WorldCat to find books "out there" in other libraries besides WMU. 

Request books and videos from libraries across the state of Michigan directly through MelCat.

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

Borrowing items is typically at no cost to you.

Meet Your Librarian

Profile Photo
Carrie Leatherman
Office: Waldo Library Room 1048 (First Floor)
Office Phone: (269) 387-5142