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Books and eBooks

When you're looking at books or eBooks as sources for information, remember that you don't necessarily have to read the whole book. Sometimes there will be a chapter or two on your topic that is just what you need.

Want to restrict your search to books or eBooks only? Once you have performed your search you can use the limiters in the "Refine Results" column to the left of your search results. There are a couple of limiters that you can use:

  • Limit To: select "Catalog Only (Books & Media)"
  • Resource Types: select "Books" and/or "eBooks"

Books in your search results

  • Location tells you which campus library has the book
  • Click "Place Request" to have a book delivered from one campus to another
  • Click the book title and you can see the chapter titles under "content notes"

eBooks in your search results

  • Look for links like "Access Full Text" or "Click here to access eBook"
  • Choose to "read online" or download (some books may have restrictions on how many pages/chapters you can download)
  • "Search within book" allows you to search for keywords/phrases in the text

Sociology Call Numbers

If you're not sure exactly what you're looking for, you may find it useful to browse the shelves at the following call number locations:

E 184 - E 185: American ethnic groups.

HA: Social science statistics.

HB: Economic Theory. Demography.

HM 1001-1281: Sociology (general and theoretical). Social psychology.

HN: Social history. Social problems. Social reform.

HQ: The family. Marriage. Women. Feminism.

HT: Communities. Classes. Races. Slavery.

HV 1-9960: Social pathology; Criminology, including:

HV 5001-5840: Drugs & alcohol

HV 6001-7220.5: Criminology

HV 7231-9960: Criminal justice administration

HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism.

K: Legal issues.

LC: Educational sociology.

RA: Social medicine.

Search Other Libraries

Search Other Libraries

Find items in other libraries, both local and around the world. Most items you find may be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

  • UBC Library: Request items directly from UBC for pick-up at any OC campus library, and return UBC books at OC. Ask your campus library circulation desk to associate your OC card with UBC.
  • Okanagan Regional Library: Get an ORL card and request books for delivery to your nearest ORL branch. Return books to ORL, not to the College. 
  • All BC Libraries Illume
  • WorldCat: Books and other materials from thousands of libraries across the world. Request titles via ILL

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