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Sociology: Books and e-books


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Where are the Sociology books?

Reading Lists

undefined Your reading list should be the first place you go to look for books. They can be found on your Moodle module sites.  You can search the Reading Lists database here
From here you can access the library catalogue to see if the book is available.  If it is available as an e-book, you can access the online version here too.  undefined


The Library catalogue

If you are searching for a particular book, type in the author's surname and a few words from the title.  Note: the search box will not recognise abbreviations or punctuation.  If you are searching for books around a particular subject, eg. urban regeneration, type these keywords into the search box.

The catalogue record for each title will give you the Class Number of the book, how long you can borrow it for, and whether it is Available (ie. on the shelf).  Use the library map to find the correct floor.  The books are arranged in numerical order. Signs at the end of each bay of books let you know the class number range for that bay.

You can search for e-books in the library catalogue

Below are a selection of Sociology e-books

Key shelf mark numbers for Sociology

Books about the same subject are assigned the same shelf mark (or class number or class mark or shelf mark or call number) number.  You'll find the number on the spine of each book.  

301    Sociology & anthropology

302    Social interaction 

302.2    Communication

302.3    Social interaction within groups

302.4    Social interaction between groups

302.5    Relation of the individual to society

303    Social processes 

303.3    Coordination and control

303.4    Social change

303.6    Conflict

304    Factors affecting social behavior 

304.2    Human ecology

304.5    Genetic factors

304.6    Population

304.8    Movement of people

305    Social groups 

305.2    Age groups

305.3    Men and women

305.4    Women

305.5    Social classes

305.6    Religious groups

305.7     Language groups

305.8    Racial, ethnic, national groups

305.9    Occupational and miscellaneous groups

306    Culture & institutions 

306.2    Political institutions

306.3    Economic institutions

306.4    Specific types of culture

306.6    Religious institutions

306.7    Institutions pertaining to relations of the sexes

306.8    Marriage and family

306.9    Institutions pertaining to death

307    Communities 

307.1    Community planning and development

307.2    Population

307.3    Community structure

307.7    Specific kinds of communities

Study Skills for Sociology

You can find many books on academic writing, writing for essays, dissertations, research etc. in the library.  Here are a few to get you started.

EBSCO ebooks Academic Collection


Ebook database where you can read ebooks online, download titles, and print page ranges from the thousands of ebooks available.

(Once you've clicked on the above link, click on to get into the database)

Find Your Way

Find Zone C

Books 005.73 - 331.78

The hyperlapse video below shows you how to get from the entrance of the LSBU Hub building to the main Sociology collection in Zone C on Level 03.