Doing Research in Sociology in the Princeton University Library
Main Catalog of Princeton University Library

    The Main Catalog of Princeton University Library.found at the top of the Library homepage, is a critial tool in sociological research at Princeton..

    The Main Catalog will identify books and enitre journals, but NOT JOURNAL ARTICLES. You must use the ARTICLES AND DATABASES link, the second item on the leftmost side of the lbirary home page, to find articles..

    Click on the GUIDED tab to search for material according to topics and everyday language.  Be sure to mark "as a phrase" where that is what you mean.  When you locate books and journals on a topic using everyday language, we recommend sorting your results, usually by most recent titles first, to see the most recent scholarship first. Once in the list of materials, you can then click LONG view, and see what the formal Library of Congress terms are for your topic.  Double clicking on those terms will bring up other books Princeton holds on this specificsubject.  Also, these formal Library of Congress Subject terms can be used in the WorldCat shared catalog of hundreds of libraries.  Materials you identify in this way can be requested through Princeton's Borrow Direct or Interlibrary Loan services.

    Finally, when you have the record for a title that you are interested in, first be sure that it is not charged out, or in a special location such as the Lewis Science Library or the ReCap storage library. For items in Firestone, be sure to click the WHERE TO FIND IT link below the call number and a map of the Firestone floor will be drawn on the screen, and a path lined out to show you where the book is located..

    Last updated 14 March 2012 in the Princeton University Library.