SOC 230: Sociology of Marriage & Family: Books

Professor Marianne Goodfellow, Fall 2015.

Where Should I Begin?

Start with an LVC Books search. 


Not finding anything there? 

Search WorldCat for books found in libraries worldwide (you'll need to use interlibrary loan).  

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Call Numbers...

Library of Congress

Bishop Library uses the Library of Congress (LC) call number system to organize its collection.

Books about the sociology of the family may be found in HQ, located on the second floor of the library. 

HQ                                Family

HQ 809                        Family Violence

HQ 811                        Divorce

HV        Social Welfare/Criminology

HV        Social Pathology       

HV 1449                      Gay/Lesbian

HV 5001- HV 5720    Alcoholism

HV 5880                      Drug Abuse

HV 6550                      Rape


    A more detailed breakdown of sociology call numbers is available from the Library of Congress.


    Locate HQ



    A - PR      Located on the second floor  
    PS - Z Located on the ground floor
    OVERSIZE    Located on the north and east sides of the second floor.


    Interlibrary Loan, or ILLiad,  is a service that will provide you with books that LVC does not own. 

    Most of the library's databases will provide an interlibrary loan/ILLiad link on each of the results you find.

    You can also request a book via ILLiad from the library's homepage.

    We'll borrow the book from another library for you.  We'll notify you by email when your material arrives.

    How long does it take?

    Books will take a bit longer (they have to come through the mail)--allow two weeks.

    Call Numbers