Use this Guide?
These pages have been designed by the librarians at the Evans Library to help you as you begin the research process. Whether you're working on a research paper or preparing a presentation we're confident that you'll find all the research tips and tools to make the job easier. If you need additional assistance feel free to contact a librarian at anytime - our contact information is located on the far right of every page.
Start Looking for Information?
There are many books in the in the Evans Library that deal with various aspects of sociology, Be sure to search for more books using the online catalog, by clicking on the "Find Books and Other Materials" tab in this guide.
To search the catalog remember to use keywords, not complete sentences or phrases.
- Example: type "Montessori" not "Montessori school's history" or "Montessori schools today."
- Or, type in a broad topic such as "child development" or "childhood education."
- When you find a book that you think is useful, look in the table of contents or index to locate your subject quickly.
- TIP: Look to the books on the right and left of the book you find on the self; books are arranged by subject so you might find something useful nearby.
Books are assigned a call number according to the Library of Congress Classification system according to their main subject:
- BF - books dealing with psychology
- H - child development/social science books
- R - health and medicine books.