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Criminology and Criminal Justice

Books and Videos

Every book in the library is assigned a unique call number that classifies the book according to subject. Books are shelved in call number order throughout the library. Books in sociology are scattered across many different call number areas, however, the information below provides a general idea of call number areas and their topics in sociology. Books starting with H are located on the 2nd floor, in the North Wing of the library. 

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Primary Library of Congress call numbers for sociology:

E 184 - E 185 American ethnic groups. 
HM Sociology (general and theoretical). Social psychology.
HN Social history. Social problems. Social reform.
HQ The family. Marriage. Women. Feminism. Sexual Life. Divorce. 
HT Communities. Classes. Races. Slavery. Urban Sociology 
HV  Criminology and criminal justice.
HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism.  
KF US law
KFC 1-1199 California law

To find books and videos at USF, search the library catalog. The catalog searches broad descriptions of books and videos.

  • Search by keyword using your own terms and use the limits on the left-hand side of the results screen to focus your search. Keywords are words you would normally think of to describe your topic. They can appear anywhere in the record (title, author, subject, publisher, etc.)
  • Use keywords, titles, or authors, to point you to relevant subject headings. Subject headings are "official" subject headings approved by the Library of Congress; they are hard to guess on your own. 


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