Finding books and e-books for Sociology

  • Most of your books will be located in Headington Library. The main section for Sociology is on Level 2.

    To find a book, use the Books & e-books search on the Library home page and type in the author, title or subject that you are interested in. Alternatively you can use LibrarySearch and then limit your search results to books. 

    Print books have a call number which tells you where the book is shelved in the Library, for example 305.3/BRA. If the book is on loan to another user or at one of our other libraries, you can put a hold on it. If it's on the shelves, it's quicker for you to go and get it yourself.

    If it’s an e-book, follow the 'View e-book' link to connect to it. Log in when prompted with your Brookes student number and password. 

    Find out more:

  • Online dictionaries and reference sources

    • OED online version of the Oxford English Dictionary.
    • Oxford Reference Online This is a collection of Oxford University Press reference books on a variety of subjects including Politics. Individual titles from the collection are also listed on LibrarySearch.

    Reference books for Sociology

    Study skills resources (Politics, International Relations & Sociology) lists books available from the Library, links to useful web resources and other support on various study topics:

    • Managing yourself & your time
    • Lectures & note taking
    • Group work & presentations
    • Writing essays & reports: academic writing skills, critical thinking & constructing arguments
    • Doing your dissertation, including social research methods
    • Finding & using information: literature searching; doing a literature review; referencing information sources
    • Exam preparation & technique
    If you need to find published book reviews or write your own as an assignment, take a look at this PDF guide Book reviews: how to write them and where to find them (PDF)