Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Sociology Research Guide

A guide to sociology research resources and strategies
Use the Online Library Catalog to Find Books @ Mesa
Access and read ebooks online.

If you are looking for a specific book title ... or if you need to track down books on a particular subject for a research project, search the online Library Catalog. 

Our collection includes both electronic books that you can access and read online 24/7, and print books that you can borrow to read at home.

You will need the actual ID card to check out print books, and you will use your ID# to log on to e-books. Note that you are also eligible to request print books from the City and Miramar campuses.

Mesa College Library Catalog

Select a Search Option:    

Subject Searching 

To find print or online books in the catalog which discusses a topic from a sociological point of view, try the following:

  1. Select the Subject keyword(s) search option
  2. Enter your topic and the keyword sociolo*

Examples :

  • religion sociolo* 
  • sports sociolo*

Many subject headings include the word "sociology" or "sociological".  (e.g. Sociology of religion; sports -- sociological aspects) By entering the term sociolo* with an asterisk, the computer will search for any word that begins with sociolo and ends with anything else.

 

Sample of Books in Print About Sociology

To see some eBooks or encyclopedias, dictionaries or reference books about sociology click on the tabs above.

The Mesa College Library has a large collection of speech, debate, rhetoric, and communications books in print which are located on Floor 3. 

For books on your particular area of interest, search the catalog above. 

Check out this sample of a few print books that you can check out from the library to get you started:

Sample of Encyclopedias, Dictionaries and Reference Books About Sociology

To explore some books in print other than dictionaries and encyclopedias or eBooks click on the tabs above.

The Mesa College Library has a large collection of encyclopedias, dictionaries and reference books about sociology located in the Reference section on Floor 1.  

For books on your particular area of interest, search the catalog above for using the strategies on the How Do I Search? page of this guide.  

Check out this sample of a few reference books that are available for you to use at the reference section of the library to get you started:

Sample of eBooks about Sociology

To see some print books or encyclopedias, dictionaries or reference books, click on the tabs above.

You can access the Mesa College Library eBooks from any computer.

For eBooks on your particular area of interest, search the catalog above for using the strategies on the How Do I Search? page of this guide.  

Check out this sample of a few e-books that are available from the library to get you started: