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Department of Sociology


Sociology Library Collections

The Seeley Library holds a dedicated collection of Sociology texts for Undergraduate and MPhil courses, as well as for PhD research. The Seeley also offers ample study spaces for students. 

The Sociology LibGuide provides an overview of the many specialist and print resources for Sociology in Cambridge, as well as a referencing guide for Sociology students. 

Undergraduate students can also find digital versions of a large number of course readings on the Sociology Readings Moodle site.  


Cambridge Library Essentials 

The Library Essentials Guide covers everything you need to know about the libraries at Cambridge University including the different types of libraries, the library catalogue, how to borrow books, online reading lists, ebooks and databases and accessibility. 



Students can use iDiscover to find academic articles and readings online. Visit the Libguides website to learn more about on how to use iDiscover (including advanced searching techniques), using your library account and requesting and renewing books from libraries across the university.


Sociology Library Skills 

Training and subject specific support for Sociology is provided by Helen Grieve. Please feel free to get in touch for classes or 1:1 sessions on searching for scholarly literature, academic reading, note making, referencing or using reference managers (such as Zotero or Mendeley). 


Cambridge University Libraries

Cambridge has over 100 subject and college libraries [] including the central University Library [] which has a substantial collection of books on all topics, including Sociology. In the main, you can work at and borrow from most faculty libraries and the UL (but it is best to check first). College libraries tend to be open to their college members only.