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Sociology: Subject Headings

This guide is designed to help you find materials available from the Houston Cole Library for research in social work and sociology.

Business and Social Sciences Librarian

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Kim Westbrooks
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Houston Cole Library
Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Rd N
Jacksonville, AL 36265


The majority of the Sociology materials will be in the HM call number range. To see what materials we have, you can use this search, which will open in a new window. In general, the Sociology collection is broken down by the following call number areas: 

HM1-HM299 - This call number range is no longer being used with the exception of some periodical collections.

HM401 - HM429 - General works

HM435 - HM451 - Historical periods

HM461 - HM473 - School of Sociology, Schools of Sociological Theory

HM500 - HM538 - Methodology

HM548 - HM554 - Relationship to other subjects (Art, Economics, Folklore, Literature, Political Science, etc.)

HM623 - HM626 - Cultural and Social Evolution

HM662 - HM700 - Social Control (Ethics, Justice, Rights, Norms, Values.)

HM711 - HM1281 - Groups and Organizations (Organizational Psychology, Deviant Behavior, Social Inequality, Social Psychology, etc.)

Further breakdowns within Class HM classifications may be viewed in the Library of Congress Classification Outline.

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