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Sociology: Books

Many books for Sociology begin with the call number HM and are shelved on the first floor of the Central Library.  Many more books with related and/or specific topics can be found throughout the Library's collections.  Find them by searching Library Search | Ketu and/or check out the recommended books below.

Reference books are great places to start when learning about a new topic or creating a search strategy. The titles below are recommended, but not inclusive.

These databases contain ebooks with Sociology content.  Many of these ebooks can also be found searching Library Search | Ketu.

You can view a list of new books for Sociology & Gender just added to the University of Otago Library collections.

If you need a book that is not available here at Otago, you can borrow it from another library via Get It Interloan:

  • All loans from NZ and Australia are FREE.

  • Overseas loans (not available in NZ or Australia) are $25. This can be charged to a department, research grant or paid for personally. We will check with you first before sourcing an overseas item.

How do I improve my book searching techniques?

Want to brush up on your book searching skills?  Start with the Self Help guide:

Interloan service

Found a citation to a book but it is not in the Otago collection? 

If you need a book that is not available in print or as an ebook at this library, request a copy using the Interloan service.