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Sociology: Books


Reading Lists


Use our online reading lists to find key readings for your modules. Link directly to an e-book, scanned chapter, or the library catalogue with information about where to find the book in the Library.

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For items not available in the library, use our document supply service for digitisations and inter-library loans.

Library Search

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eBooks for Sociology

Sage Catalyst

A fully-loaded collection of premium social science textbooks from SAGE

Cambridge Companions: Sociology

Cambridge Companions are a series of authoritative guides, written by leading experts, offering lively, accessible introductions to major topics.

Oxford Reference

Oxford Reference provides over 175,000 concise definitions and in-depth, specialist encyclopedic entries on all of the diverse disciplines that fall under the umbrella of the social sciences.

Finding books

Find and use printed books

Most of our print books can be borrowed. If the book you want is on loan, you can place a hold on it and you will get an email when it comes back.

Our printed books are arranged by subject classification. The Classification Scheme can seem complicated to start with, but you will soon get used to it.

Most books covering core topics in Sociology are on floors 4 and 5 of the Library.

Request a book

Is there a book you need, which we don't stock? Tell us!