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SOCIOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY: Browse in the Library

Background Information - Reference

Putting Search Terms Together

Boolean Operators: AND, OR, NOT and Other Symbols for More Effective Searching

theat* AND (classical OR antiquity)=Using the AND operater narrows your search to only results that mention both keywords.  Use the OR operator to search for variants or synonyms of the same keyword.  The asterisk (*) is a wildcard symbol that is used to catch variant endings of a word (individuality, individualism, as well as individual).

“trojan women” AND motherhood=Use quotation marks to search for a specific phrase.

In the Library: Browsing Books in Your Subject Area

Library of Congress call numbers group books by topic. The following are some you might find useful.

E 75 - E 99 Native Americans.
E 184 - E 185: American ethnic groups.
GN: Anthropology
HA: Social science statistics.
HM: Sociology (general and theoretical). Social psychology.
HN: Social history. Social problems. Social reform.
HQ: The family. Marriage. Women. Feminism.
HT: Communities. Classes. Races. Slavery.
HV: Social and public welfare. Substance abuse. Criminology.
K: Legal issues
LC: Education