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Library Research Guide for Sociology 4950/4960: Senior Honors Thesis: Finding

New Catalog

The new library website features a new catalog, designed to replace the aging Classic Catalog and incorporate the best features of WorldCat Local. (Click on images to enlarge)

This catalog contains the holdings of 19 Cornell University libraries (over 7 million items) including records for books, DVD's/videos, sound recordings, magazines/newspapers/journals, computer files, government documents, manuscripts and archives, maps, musical scores, and more.


You can refine your search with the facets on the left.  The advanced search allows for more precision.  The drop down menu to the right of the search box allows you to change what field you are searching. (Author, Title, Keyword, Subject.)

To search the holdings of libraries beyond Cornell in the Worldcat Local database and click on Results at “libraries worldwide”  on the left of the results page.

The catalog page also features links to both the Classic Catalog and Worldcat Local

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Call Numbers

Some typical subject headings are:




You can also find books on a particular subject by browsing the library stacks in the area in which the Library of Congress Classification number for that subject is shelved. Most books on sociology are classed in HM.

Understanding Library of Congress Call Numbers

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