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Sociology Research Guide: Finding books, articles, and more

This guide will help you find resources for Sociology at TLU.

Welcome

Welcome to the research guide for Sociology at TLU!

Please feel free to contact a librarian with any questions about locating, evaluating, incorporating, and citing sources.

1: Find background information in reference books

Reference books can provide background material and be a launching point for further research. The following titles are great starting points, but you can find many more in the library catalog advanced search with the Location limited to Reference. You can also search for e-reference items using our Gale Virtual Reference Library or Credo Reference.

2. Need books or ebooks? Search the Library Catalog

The Library Catalog is the gateway to finding books. Search the catalog using keywords like race relations or criminal law.

 

Advanced Search

Blumberg Memorial Library arranges materials by the Library of Congress Classification System. Books on sociology generally fall into the following call numbers:

Sociology     HM

How to find a book

3. Need articles? Search the databases

Databases allow you to find scholarly articles. To see all of TLU's databases, visit the Blumberg Memorial Library Resources page and select either databases by Subject or by Title.

Here are a few key databases for Sociology:

Research help

TLU librarians offer in-depth research help.

Email

librarian@tlu.edu

Call

830-372-8100 

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Use the "Ask a Question" link. If we are not online at the time, it will send us an email instead of a chat.

Visit

During library open hours, ask at the main desk for help finding what you need or help setting up an appointment with a librarian. 

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--Finding a particular journal--

To see if a journal or magazine is available, either online or in print, look in the Publications by Title list.

--Interlibrary Loan--

Need an item that our library doesn't own? No worries, you can email the title, author and date of what you need to ill@tlu.edu or fill out a form. We can get most (but not all) articles within 2 days and many books within 4-8 days. 

For more information, visit our interlibrary loan page.

--Using databases off-campus--

If you are using an off-campus computer, you will be prompted for your last name (Not your network username but last name only) and your 8-digit TLU number.

--Evaluate and cite sources--

Census.gov