These materials are useful for basic research in Sociology. If you need more help with your research or finding resources, contact Library staff

Searching For Books

Library Catalogue

Find books at our library catalogue. The items you need will likely be found in the following areas:

  • BF 600s: Interpersonal communication, counseling, counseling issues, and personality development
  • H-HA: General social science & statistics
  • HM: For a more detailed breakdown of this subject, go to Sociology
  • HN: Social issues (for example, abuse, pornography) dealt with from a sociological viewpoint
  • HQ: Family
  • HT: Community, classes, and racism

Browse Shelves Virtually

Did you find a good book and want to see related books nearby? Select Browse the Shelf on the book’s item details page. Use the arrow keys on either side to see what other books have been shelved in that subject and might be useful for your papers.

In the Library Catalogue, an orange button reads Browse the Shelf.

Articles and Databases



Selection of journals our library has. Select the title to view which issues are held.

Writing and Citing

Social Issues

  • Canadian Council on Social Development: “The CCSD is a non-profit social policy and research organization focusing on issues such as poverty, social inclusion, disability, cultural diversity, child well-being, employment and housing.” This site contains research reports and other publications.
  • Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse: This site provides excellent information about substance abuse related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Some of the main divisions of the site are: statistics, cannabis issues, youth, and gambling.
  • Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA): Addresses issues regarding social and economic justice.
  • PovNet: Website for advocates and community groups who are involved in anti-poverty work in British Columbia. Provides links to current anti-poverty issues such as welfare, housing, and panhandling.
  • Campaign 2000 National and Provincial Reports on Child and Family Poverty
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