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Introduction to Sociology: Books

Find books, ebooks, videos, articles, websites and apps to enhance your understanding of sociology.

What is a Call Number?


 The Call Number is a set of letters and numbers found on the spine of the book.  It indicates the book's location on the shelf.  We use "LC" or the Library of Congress Classification System.  

Finding Books

Use SearchAll, our online Library Catalog, to locate books on sociology.

You can use the SearchAll search box on the Library homepage at

In the SearchAll box, enter your search terms. Ex. Urban Sociology.

The results list will display the books we own on the subject. The Call Number tells you where the book may be found on the shelves. In our Library, Call Numbers that start A-N are on the Second Floor while those starting P-Z are on the Third Floor.

First locate the range of books with the first two letters of the Call Number then the whole number that follows.

For instance, to locate the first book on this results list below, find the range of books that start with the letters RC.
Next, look for the books with the whole number 454 after the RC.

After that, look for the books with .B345 after RC 454.
Finally, follow the remaining letters and numbers in the Call Number until you have the exact book you want.

Always click on the Availability link to make sure the book is on the shelves and not checked out to another user.

Once you have found the books you need, take them downstairs to the Checkout Desk. With your NCC ID you may borrow the books for three weeks.

Circulating Books

Textbooks and Reserve Books

Copies of textbooks and books put on reserve by your professors are available at Room L102 in the Library. You will need the call number and your Nassau ID to use a reserve text. Reserve books may be used in the Library for two hours at a time.