Welcome to the Sociology and Communications guide.
Use the tabs to explore suggestions for key resources and information in this subject area.
For up to date and scholarly articles use specialised subject databases. For suggestions on appropriate sources look at our Databases - Best Bets tab.
There is also a great deal on information to be found on the web if used responsibly, check out our websites tab for some sites and information on critically evaluating them.
To get you started, here are the key shelfmark areas for your subject. The floor information is for books; print journals will have the same shelfmark but all journals are on the third floor.
Our discovery tool will look for books, journal articles and more in one quick easy search - a great place to start your research. For a more comprehensive search, individual databases offer greater functionality and give full access to a tailored suite of resources for your subject.
Search for books, articles, and electronic resources:
Search for books only (does not include all electronic books):
Search for full-text articles:
Academic Liaison Librarians are available to chat between 1pm-4pm, Monday to Friday term-time about using library resources and referencing.
From June to mid September you can chat to us online via the LibSmart Chat between 1-4pm. Select the purple LibSmart Chat widget to begin the chat.
When term resumes in September you can join us in person at the LibSmart Point desk on the first floor of the Library between 1-2pm on weekdays, and chat to us online via the LibSmart Chat between 2-4pm.
Occasionally, and outside of these times, your query will be picked up by another member of Brunel Library staff or our friendly co-op support staff, who provide us with 24/7 chat coverage.
The LibSmart programme, including the LibSmart Point, is operating a modified service.
If I'm unavailable, Academic Liaison Librarians are available via the LibSmart virtual chat and desk service.
The LibSmart Point, our drop-in desk, will be available between 1-2pm on weekday afternoons. We can also be reached virtually via the 'LibSmart Chat' tab on the right hand side of the screen. Subject librarians will be online to help:
We can help with finding research, materials and literature for your assignments, advise on how best to use Library resources, give referencing support and help with dissertations and final year projects.
Or you can pick up top tips in our LibSmart workshop sessions. Take a look and book a session on our LibSmart pages.