The sociology collection reflects the wide-ranging research areas of the Department of Sociology, as well as interdisciplinary research across campus and beyond. With close ties to Organizational Studies and the Institute for Social Research, our collecting areas also include population studies and demography.

The collection spans a broad scope of contemporary, historical, national, and international sociological inquiry. Areas of collecting interest include culture, economics and organizations, gender and sexuality, health, power and social change, race and ethnicity, immigration, and social demography. The collection is particularly strong in historical sociology, social theory, urban sociology, and gender and family studies.

Important related collections 

Other relevant campus libraries and collections include Kresge Library Services, the Taubman Health Sciences Library, and the Clark Library for government information and data.

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Librarian Andrew Ten Brook and Charles H. Cooley, Sociology faculty and originator of the "looking glass self" theory, seated at tables in Old Library, circa 1890.


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