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Sociology: Home

Guide to resources for research and study of sociology.

Browse the shelves

Browse these call number ranges established by the Library of Congress classification for categories of sociological topics or search below:

Find a Call Number


HM435-477 History of sociology & theory

HM461-473 Schools of sociology, social thought

HM481-554 Theory & Method

HM621-656 Culture

HM661-696 Social control

HM701 Social systems

HM706 Social structure

HM711-806 Groups and organizations

HM831-901 Social change

HN1-995 Social history and conditions. Social problems.

HN30-39 The church and social problems

All books in this section are located on the third floor of the library.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Looking for a book that is not in the library catalog?  The library will attempt to get a copy for you.

See the Library Resource LibGuide for more information on Interlibrary Loan policies and procedures.

Search our Resources

Welcome to Hackelmeier Memorial Library's Guide to Sociology Resources. Use this resource page for information on numerous topics related to Social Sciences. Search below for full-text, electronic articles and physical items we have in the library.

Placing Holds

Beginning Fall 2015 users will now be able to place holds on books and media items from the catalog. From the library discovery catalog above, simply click the Place Hold button for items within other PALNI libraries. All that is required is to sign in with your MU credentials, click submit, and get ready for delivery of your materials. Once an item is ready for pick-up, an automatic confirmation email will be sent. Try it out with our self-paced guide

Doesn't this sound like Interlibrary Loan? Yes, it is similar but this service, called PALShare, is another way to get items delivered slight faster than ILL. Here's a chart breaking down the difference between the two services.



Looking for Databases? Search our list of discipline specific databases for content within your academic area.



If you're looking for specific e-journals, try our A-Z list as well as that available on our Browzine platform. You'll be able to find what titles we have, which databases they're located within, and the date-specific coverage of those titles.


My Library Account

To see due dates, renew, or check fines of what items one has on their library account, click the My Library Account link at the top right of the catalog and add your Marian University (webmail) credentials.