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Introduction: About this guide

Welcome to the Sociology Library Resources guide! 

This guide is designed as a jumping-off point for your research in the field of sociology.  It covers key resources, both in print and electronic, but is not comprehensive.  Remember that sociological queries are often interdisciplinary, so be sure to check for library resources in other areas like agriculture, art, education, ethnic studies, gender studies, health, history, law, psychology, and urban planning---depending on your topic of inquiry.


Use the tabs across the top of this guide to navigate to the different sections.


Help & Assistance

For help locating and using library resources and services use the Ask A Librarian service or contact Carin Graves (, the subject specialist for Sociology.  Research consultation appointments are available upon request.

For help with technical issues (e.g. problems with library e-resources such as login issues, error messages, etc.) contact the Distance Learning Services 24/7 Support Line at 1-800-500-1554.

MSU Libraries: A quick review of major resources and services

Ask A Librarian

You have many options to ask questions about library resources: in-person, phone, email, online chat.  Chat services are available 24/7.  Your subject librarian is available by appointment for one-on-one research help.  See my contact info in the right-hand panel.

24/7 Computer Support Line (Distance Learning Services)

Call this support line for assistance troubleshooting technical problems with ANGEL and library e-resources.

Inter-Library Services - Off Campus Users

Learn how to request print library materials for students in online programs or enrolled at remote campuses.

Your Library Account

Renew books online.

Inter-Library Loan

Request access to books, journal articles, and other materials not available at MSU.

Hollander MakeCentral

Printing, plotting, copying, scanning, and office supplies.

Collaborative Technology Labs

Create, Design, Share in these high-tech, multimedia, group work spaces. Rooms are available for reservation.  Note: traditional group study rooms (i.e., those without computers) are available on a first-come first-serve basis.

Using Computers in the Library

Covers software programs, saving files, printing, and wireless access.  For additional information on saving files and your MSU server space, refer to the AFS guide.

Sociology Librarian

Carin Graves

Librarian for Sociology, Social Work, Criminal Justice, and Human Development and Family Studies

Michigan State University