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Sociology

Get started with your sociology research.

Some Useful Books

Many disciplines still rely heavily on books to share scholarship, methodology, and research. Finding the right academic book can go a long way to helping you understand and complete your research project.

Finding Ebooks

This useful guide will help you learn more about locating ebooks: E-books, Online Periodicals and Streaming Services: EBooks

Use the search box below to get started on finding books and ebooks in the library's collection.

Finding Books in Other Libraries

The search engine below looks into every library in North America. If you find it there, we may be able to borrow it.

Find more information at our interlibrary loan guide.

Use this form to request books from other libraries.

Using the Catalog to Find Books


Finding Books in the Library


To begin finding books in the library, use Summon, the discovery system that cross searches books and articles. Do a basic keyword search and then limit the Content Type to "Books/eBooks" found in the left hand facets.

Here's what it looks like when searching "Andy Warhol" in Summon:

When using the Online Catalog (used to search books only), follow these guidelines:

To find a particular topic (an artist, for example), use the UTOPIA Online Catalog, and type in the artist's name beginning with their last name. Select "Subject Browse" from the menu, then search in order to get a clear list of books by the artist, books about the artist, exhibition catalogues, critical readings, interviews, DVDs, and catalogues raisonnés.

Tip: Use Worldcat.org to find books we don't have in Macdonald-Kelce Library. The book may be at Hillsborough County Public Library, or at USF, where you are able to check out books. 

Here's a search for "Warhol, Andy":

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To find a book by subject or artistic movement, type in keywords and do a basic Keyword Search, or select Subject Browse to choose from a more granular list. This is helpful because sometimes the search term that's cataloged is slightly different from the one you choose.

Below is a search for the early 20th century art movement "Dada." The subject list shows "Dadaism" as the cataloged term.

Keyword Search:


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Subject Browse:


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