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Research guide to library resources in Sociology.


This Research Guide is designed to aid students in using the Iona University Libraries' resources to complete project and assignments in Sociology.

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Where are the Sociology Books Located?

Most books on sociology have call numbers beginning with 300 through 319 and 360 through 369. At Iona, most books with call numbers beginning 300-319 are located on the third floor, south wing of Ryan Library. Books with call numbers beginning 360 through 369 are located on the third floor, west wing. Other sociology books may be located in special locations such as the Irish Collection or the reference room. Consult this complete list of library collection locations for more information.

List of Dewey Call Number Ranges for Sociology

  • 301 - Sociology and Anthropology
  • 302 - Social Interaction
  • 303 - Social Processes
  • 304 - Factors Affecting Social Behavior
  • 305 - Groups of People
  • 306 - Culture and Institutions
  • 307 - Communities
  • 310-319 - Statistics; Demographics
  • 360-369 - Social Problems and Services