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Sociology

A guide to resources relevant to Sociology at the University of Melbourne Library

Finding books

To find books on a particular subject, use a keyword search on the library catalogue. For example:

sociology

"cultural intelligence"​

 

Keyword searching often retrieves a large number of results. You can limit your search by using AND and adding more keywords to retrieve resources that have both words in the record. For example:

sociology AND feminism

"social theory" AND crime

 

Use OR and brackets to broaden your search to find material related to similar keywords in the one search:

sociology AND (culture OR ethnicity)

 

Refer to our search tips for details on how to search on the library catalogue effectively. These tips also work with databases.


Another way to navigate the catalogue is to use the hyperlinked subject headings in item records. Once clicked on, these headings will show you related subjects around your area and the all the books that the library has related to that subject. Refer to the images below.

 

Example image of subject headings in the library catalogue

If you can't find what you're looking for or an item is unavailable in the catalogue try the following options:

  • Search the BONUS+ catalogue to request an item from another university's library
  • Sign up for a CAVAL card to borrow from other Victorian libraries (including university, TAFE, and public libraries)
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