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Search the Catalog: Author/Keyword/Title
To find books available from the Purdue Libraries, visit the Purdue Libraries home page at:
Click on the "Books & Media" tab. For easy pull-down menu choices, click on "advanced search" after you've clicked on the Books&Media tab ("advanced search" is directly under the red search box).
You can search for an item by keyword, author, book title, subject words, etc.
The item record of a print publication will display the location and call number. Most of the sociology books are housed in the Humanties, Social Science and Education Library in the Stewart Center. Electronic books are available full text and will appear with the call number "internet."
If you need help using the catalog, a tutorial can be found here:
Search the Catalog: Subject Headings
If you want to browse using the Libraries catalog, you can do so by typing in subject headings.
Search the Catalog : Library of Congress
Purdue University Libraries uses two different systems of classification: Library of Congress and the Dewey Decimal.
The Library of Congress Class that includes SOCIOLOGY is H. Browsing the following call numbers may produce helpful resources. (For a more complete listing see http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/lcco/lcco.html)
Search the Catalog: Dewey Decimal System
Books about sociology are classified under the 300's (Social Sciences), and in particular between 301-307.
- 300-399 Social sciences