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Sociology & Anthropology Subject Guide

A resource guide for research in many different areas of sociology and anthropology, including archaeology.

Finding Books

Many sociologists and anthropologists publish excellent research and overviews of topics in book format.  The library at Trinity has lots of books in these areas!

Finding books on the shelf

Most books on anthropology topics are in the "GF," "GN," "GR," and "GT" sections of the library on the second floor. 

For sociology, you're more likely to find titles  in the H sections (HM, HN, HS, etc), also on the second floor.

Look for the first letter of the call number (yes, a call "number" includes letters, like GN or HS) on the end of the shelf to find what you're looking for or browse.

Getting books from other libraries

Using Interlibrary Loan

1. You find something you want (using google books, on recommendation, from a bibliography, etc).

2. Fill out the request form from the library's interlibrary loan page.

*You will have to set up an account (fast and easy to do) if this is your first request.

Note: if you're using WorldCat, you can skip step 2 and just use the "send request to ILLiad" link in WorldCat.

3. Wait a bit--books take about a week to arrive, just FYI.

Books are Cool : )

Stack of books in Gould's Book Arcade, Newtown, New South Wales (NSW), Australia (2009). Photograph by Toby Hudson, curtesy of Creative Commons.