Welcome to the Sociology subject guide - your guide to using the library resources, services and facilities for your subject.
A scrollable online tour of the Main Library to help you familiarise yourself with the building and its facilities, services and resources.
The Main Library holds the majority of books for Sociology. Most of the books in the Main Library are on the 2nd floor or in the HUB (High Use Book) Collection on the ground floor.
The most common shelfmarks for Sociology start with:
Remember the Library has access to thousands of e-books which you can access via DiscoverEd.
The Library has access to thousands of e-journals.
In the Main Library print journals are on the 4th floor with shelfmark range Per..0 - Per..9.
A large number of print journals are held at the Library Annexe.
You can find print and e-journals and access e-journals and e-journal articles through DiscoverEd.
There are 8 other site libraries at the University that you can visit and use.
The Centre for Research Collections (CRC) is the main space for anyone using the University of Edinburgh's historic and special collections, including rare books and manuscripts, University of Edinburgh archives, personal and institutional archives, Lothian Health Services Archives, University of Edinburgh PhD theses, art collection, musical instrument collection and more.
The CRC are based on the 6th floor, Main Library.
The University Collections Facility (formerly known as the Library Annexe) is the University's off-campus storage facility. Material can be requested and delivered to Main Library or site library for borrowing or you can request scans of single chapters or articles via electronic document delivery.