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SOC 200: Principles of Sociology (ELI): Books & eBooks

This online guide will provide you with useful resources for your SOC 200 course. If you have questions or comments, please contact Heather Blicher at

Books: Get to Know Your Topic

Books and eBooks are a great choice when you're new to a subject, since they can provide topic overviews and background information. They don't need to be read cover-to-cover to be useful - just check the table of contents or the index to find sections that are relevant to your interests.  In eBooks, you can do a search for your topic within the book.


Find Books in the Library Catalog

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Search Library Catalog for books, eBooks, DVDs & streaming video.



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Sample Searches:

race AND discrimination

Use AND between two or more terms to find materials with all the concepts. Searching for race AND discrimination will only include books that have both race and discrimination in their contents.


(race OR ethnicity) AND descrimination

Use OR between similar concepts. Searching for (race OR ethnicity) AND discrimination will find books that refer to race and discrimination, as well as ethnicity and dicrimination..


"pay gap"

Use quotation marks ( " " ) around specific phrases such as "pay gap" to find the words in that specific order.



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Here are a few places you can find eBooks, just remember that you will have to login with your myNOVA username and password (the same ones you use to access Blackboard, student email, etc.).  More information on downloading eBooks.

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