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Testing Sociology: Getting Started

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This guide is intended for students and researchers at the University of Oxford seeking support in Sociology, although students and researchers from any field may find it useful.
Use this guide to find out about printed and online resources, including ebooks, ejournals, databases, and special collections for Sociology.

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Which Library

Houses the collections in Politics, International Relations and Sociology,and is the library for taught course provision in this subject, along with first level research material, contemporary works (including legal deposit), and the core journal collection.

Holds many important Western language sociological works from the 19th Century onwards and extensive collections of both historical and contemporary sociological interest.

Holds the majority of works on social psychology and has collections relating to the sociology of science and social aspects of technology.

The largest social science library outside of the Bodleian Libraries, and holds sociology collections relating to the interests of College members since 1937.

Contact the Bodleian Social Science Library or the Subject Consultant (for subject enquiries) if you wish to ask a question or seek more help.


Comprehensive bibliographies providing an up-to-date overview of the most recent and authoritative scholarship in the field.

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