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Sociology: Begin Here

Useful information and Fordham library resources in sociology; Librarian David Vassar, Editor.

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Library of Congress Classification System

Academic libraries use the Library of Congress Classification system to show a book's location on the shelf.

Look at the call numbers and the Library of Congress Classification System for Sociology. Click on Subclass HM Sociology

Main category

Subclass HM 1 thru 1281

Examples for sociology showing call number ranges

HM 621 - 656   Culture

HM 711 - 806    Groups & organizations

HM 811 - 821    Deviant behavior. Social deviance.

HM 1176 - 1281 Social influences. Social pressure.


Sociology is the study of group life: its characteristic changes, causes and consequences. It combines scientific and humanistic perspectives in the study of urban and rural life, family patterns and relationships, social change, inter-group relations, social class, environment, communications, health-seeking behavior, as well as social movements and community responses to disasters, natural and created.

--From the Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Fordham University

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