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Avenues to Finding Books

Use OASys (the library catalog) to search for books at Oxy. Keyword, Author, Title and Subject searches are effective for different types of tasks depending on what you are looking for, and what you already know.

Subject Searching can be extremely effective, but is often ignored in favor of Keyword Searching. Try exploring subject headings on your topic to find more relevant results. See more about subject headings in the next box.

Browse the shelves in the library (called "the stacks"). Once you get a call number from a record, and find your way to that area, you are set up to explore other relevant materials shelved around it. General call number ranges and their topics are listed at right.

Oxy can't own everything, so expand your search to look for books held in other libraries. WorldCat (and Link+) are catalogs that search libraries beyond Oxy. Libraries that belong to Link+ or Camino will lend to Oxy students, and requests arrive in 2-5 days. Other libraries may lend you books through Interlibrary Loan but it can take a lot longer for those to arrive (sometimes months).

Search Smarter Using Subject Headings

Use these standard subject headings from the Library of Congress to refine your search.

Wordle: LCSubjectHeadings - Social Science

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Wander the Bookshelves

Sociology Books (HM-HX) | Tier 1

Additional Social Sciences Books (H-HD) | Tier 1

HM435-1281 General Sociology
HN1-995 Social History and Conditions, Social Reform, Social Problems
HQ1-2044 The Family, Marriage, Women
HT51-1595 Communities, Classes, Races
HV1-9960 Social Pathology, Social and Public Welfare, Criminology