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Changes to Library Operations Due To COVID-19

The library reopens on August 24th with reduced hours. Please check our hours before coming to the library. 

Many of our resources can be accessed electronically, but if you need a book from the library you can have it shipped to your home. Please take a look at the COVID19 Operations tab of this guide to see some instructional videos on these updated processes. 

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We have temporary policies for borrowing and renewal during this time:

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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 Discovery Services at (517)353-8700 or 

Sociology Librarian

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Carin Graves
Michigan State University