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Sociology Resources: Books

Selected resources available in the USC Upstate Library and on the Web.


Reader's Guide to the Social Sciences - REF H41 .R417 2001, vols. 1-2. Selective bibliography with reviews of important book-length studies organized by topic.

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The Library of Congress classification system used in the USC Upstate Library puts general sociology under the classification letters HM:

HM 345-477 - History of Sociology

HM 481-554 - Theory and Method

HM 621-656 - Culture

HM 661-696 - Social control

HM 701 - Social systems

HM 706 - Social structure

HM 711-806 - Groups and organizations

HM 811-821 - Deviant behavior

HM 826 - Social institutions

HM 831-901 - Social change

HM 1101-1281 - Social psychology

Other areas of the H class include more general or specific subject areas and related disciplines:

H - Social sciences (general)

HA - Statistics

HN - Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform.

HQ - The family. Marriage. Women

HT - Communities. Classes. Races

HV - Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology

HX - Socialism. Communism. Anarchism.

Psychology books are shelved under the class letters BF