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An introduction to Sociology resources at Queen's

Finding Books

Use the Queen's Library Catalogue (QCAT) to find the locations and call numbers of books (as well as videos, audio, microform, map, serial, and rare titles) at Queen's Library.

E-Book Collections

Many individual electronic books are available within e-book collections. Most collections have individual book records in QCAT, but some do not.
To limit your search in QCAT, choose E-Books from the drop-down menu.
E-Book Collections useful for Sociology include:

Library Classification System - Browsing for Books

Queen's Library uses the Library of Congress Classification system to arrange books:

HM  Sociology (general)
HN Social history and conditions. Social problems, social reform.
HQ The family. Marriage. Women.
HS Societies: secret, benevolent, etc.
HT  Communities. Classes. Races.
HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology.
HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism.

To find out more, check the Library of Congress Classification Outline - Class H - Social Sciences.

Books not at Queen's Library

The combined online catalogues of tens of thousands of libraries around the world. You can request books in WorldCat that are not held by Queen's Library by using our interlibrary loan serivce.

Catalogues from Other Libraries
Links to other academic library catalogues in Ontario and beyond.

Interlibrary Loan
If the book (or journal article) you want is not available at Queen's Library, you can place an Interlibary Loan request through RACER so we can try to get it from another library.


For more information on searching QCAT, consult the handout Finding Books & More.