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Soc 499 Capstone Thesis Paper Guide

Welcome to the Sociology 499 Capstone Research Guide. This Guide will help you locate library resources for your Capstone Thesis Paper. Hopefully you will leave today knowing how to finding good *scholarly* peer-reviewed sources for your paper topics.

Sociology Scholarly Per-Reviewed Journals

The library has over 100 databases that contain scholarly research. Use keywords from your thesis to craft your searches. Please select one from below to begin searching for scholarly, peer-reviewed content:

Sociology Books

Sociology Call Numbers

The UM Library organizes books according to Library of Congress call numbers. The major sections for sociology are listed below:

HM   Sociology (general)
HN   Social history & conditions, Social problems, Social reform
HQ   The family, Marriage, Women
HS   Societies: secret, benevolent, etc.
HT   Communities, Classes, Races
HV   Social pathology, Social & public welfare, Criminology

For a more specific breakdown of the call numbers see the Library of Congress Classification Online: H subclasses.

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Interlibrary Loan

Since no library can carry everything, Interlibrary Loan allows you access to materials held throughout the state, country, and world - for FREE!  You should see an Interlibrary Loan option in our Discovery or WorldCat systems when you pull up items our library does not have.  To set up an account or manually fill out a request, visit our Interlibrary Loan page.

Sociology Subject Headings

Searching with Subject Headings

Standardized subject headings are used for subject searches in library catalogs. Some sample subject headings relating to sociology:

  • Clinical sociology
  • Communities
  • Criminal Behavior
  • Criminology
  • Deviant Behavior
  • Group Identity
  • Organizational Sociology
  • Political Sociology
  • Social Change
  • Social Conditions
  • Social Conflict
  • Social Ethics
  • Social Influence
  • Social Institutions
  • Social Problems
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Structure
  • Social Systems
  • Socialization
  • Sociological Aspects
  • Sociological Jurisprudence
  • Sociology
  • Sociology Research
  • Subculture

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